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Debra DiGiovanni            

Stand-Up Comedian and MuchMusic Personality

Debra DiGiovanni has been quoted as "one of Canada's fastest rising stand-up talents".

Her comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air and her persona is one of the best developed of any comic working today. Couple that with a hilarious act that is so personal everyone can relate and you see why Debra is so popular; her humour and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness. Toronto's NOW Magazine raves, calling her "The Best Stand Up To See After a Messy Break Up".

Debra has been voted as Canada’s Best Female Comedian at the 2009 Canadian Comedy Awards for the second time (her first win was in 2007) and she also won in 2003 for Best New Comic. She’s also been voted by the city of Toronto as their ‘Favourite Local Comedian’ two years running!  A favourite at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Debra taped her first Gala in 2007 and her second in 2009. She’s taped two comedy specials for CTV/Comedy network and she was a finalist on the 5th season of NBC’s hit show Last Comic Standing, making it to the Top 8. In 2009, she taped her first Comedy Central special, ‘Live at Gotham’. Debra was honoured to win a Gemini award for best-televised individual comedy performance of 2009. Debra is also a three-time Canadian Comedy Award Winner and 2009 Gemini Award winner.

On February 27, 2018, she performed on Conan and in 2019, her comedy album Lady Jazz received a Juno Award nomination for Comedy Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019.

Debra is a sought after headliner and accomplished voice performer; and can be heard on CBC radio for a bi-weekly rant, and seen on Muchmusic as a favorite judge on the hit show Video On Trial.


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