Martha Chaves / Standup comics, comedians and comedy writers from the finest talent roster in Canada
Martha Chaves is a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and of all the other major comedy festivals in Canada, like the Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver Comedy Festivals. She has also performed in Boston and New York Comedy Festivals, and in Colombia’s Festival Del Humor.
Martha’s infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience has made her a very popular headliner comedian at clubs, colleges, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate functions. Martha holds her audiences in a hypnotic spell of familiarity and they think they are her good friends, willing and happy coconspirators of all her adventures.
Her versatility has granted her to do shows all over the world and to entertain a wide range of audiences. For example, she performed for the Canadian troops in Alert, Egypt, Israel, and Afghanistan and also for a delegation of women led by Nobel Peace Prize recipients in Mexico and Central America. In 2015, she performed at the pre-opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am Games, at the Rogers Centre in front of 45.000 people.
Her Stand-Up TV credits include her two national comedy specials: COMICS! On the CBC, and There’s Something about Martha on CTV and The COMEDY NETWORK; plus her multiple TV appearances in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and many others. You often hear Martha on Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and The Debaters, also on CBC radio.
In her film and TV career she has worked with Whoopi Goldberg (Strong Medicine), Chris Rock, (Down To Earth) and even had scenes with Denzel Washington in “John Q”.
Her One-Woman show, "In Times of Trouble", was the opening show of Aluna Theatre's CAMINOS Festival in November 2015.
Martha performs, mostly in English, but also in Spanish, French, and Italian.
"We loved her performance. She (Martha Chaves) pegged the personality of some of our participants perfectly, engaged the audience, was easy going and flexible. We know our delegates like our comedian when they are retelling the jokes over the next couple of days, and they did indeed do that. Thanks so much for being so easy to work with."
-Sherry S, Norcat (Sudbury)