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Martha Chaves

Martha Chaves is a seasoned comic. She is a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and of all the other major comedy festivals in Canada, including 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 Humour.

Martha’s infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to a wide range of audiences, has made her a very popular headliner comedian at clubs, colleges, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate functions. Her versatility has also granted her to do shows all over the world and to entertain specific audiences - for example, the Canadian Peacekeeping Troops in Alert, Egypt, Israel, and Afghanistan. She also went to Mexico and Central America as a delegate-entertainer of the Nobel Women Initiative, led by Nobel Peace Prize Award Winners.
In 2015, she performed at the pre-opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am Games at the Rogers Centre.  In 2016, she hosted the ACTRA Awards.  
Her forte is that she holds her audiences in a hypnotic spell of familiarity and they think they are her good friends, willing and happy co-conspirators of all her adventures.
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 CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and The Debaters. Her one-woman show, “In Times of Trouble”, was the opening piece of Aluna Theatre’s CAMINOS Festival in November 2015.

"The Grande Dame of Canadian Comedy is without a doubt – Martha Chaves. Her wit is infectious, her style is delightful and when you work with her – you are assured professionalism. Martha has always made me laugh out loud and she is a genuine asset to Canadian comedy" ~Tracy Rideout, Producer CBC Radio - Laugh Out Loud

"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)
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