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Debra DiGiovanni is a popular Italian/Canadian stand-up comedian originally from Tillsonburg, Ontario. Debra has been called the “Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up”
Experience: Debra DiGiovanni began her career in 2000 and in just over a decade she’s made leaps and bounds in the comedy world – already with two Canadian ‘Comedy Now!’ stand up specials for CTV/Comedy network (2005/2008) and in 2009, she taped her first set on Comedy Central with her ‘Live at Gotham’ recorded in New York City. From there, Debra went on to win a Gemini award for best-televised individual comedy performance of 2009 with her Halifax Comedy Festival special.
Debra is a favorite at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, with 3 galas under her belt (2007, 2009 and 2011). She has just been awarded the 2011 Canadian Comedy Award for best comic (female) for the third time in 5 years. Debra hosted the 2007 Canadian New Media Awards and the 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards. In July 2008 she appeared on eTalk, interviewing contestants on the sixth season of Canadian Idol. She completed two seasons of the Slice network’s Plastic Makes Perfect. She was also a finalist on the 5th season of NBC’s hit show Last Comic Standing-making it to the Top 8 comedians.
You can often hear Debra on CBC radio’s ‘Debaters’ program. In 2011, she received a Canadian Comedy Award nomination in the Comedy Writing for the show. And, Debra has become a nationwide favorite on the hugely popular Much Music show ‘Video On Trial’, which can now be seen on FUSEtv. In the winter of 2011 Debra debuted in the independent film Unlucky and her first stand up DVD (produced with her management team Levity Entertainment Group) “Single, Awkward Female” aired on the Showtime Network. In the Fall of 2012, Debra joined the Just For Laughs tour that travelled across Canada.
Performance Style: Debra begins her concert by paying tribute to her audience – in her typically deadpan fashion: “Thank-you for giving me reason to get out of my pyjamas tonight.”Then the rant begins…. Debra’s comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air. Her persona is one of the best developed of any comic working today. And couple that with a hilarious act that is so personal everyone can relate – and you see why Debra is so popular.
Personality: Debra DiGiovanni does offer some helpful counsel to all men in dealing with women: “If you want to make a woman really mad, tell her to relax. That will do it. I’ll flip over a table if someone tells me that.” — Debra DiGiovanni
Why hire Debra DiGiovanni? It is no accident that Debra has twice won the Canadian Comedy Award as Canada’s Best Female Comedian. Known for her sharp but playful stand-up routines, Debra’s comedy has something everyone can relate to. A favourite wherever she appears, Debra leaves audiences in stitches and always wanting more. Debra’s humor and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness, and rapid-fire delivery.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Comedy Clubs, Comedy Festivals,Conferences, Corporate Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Conventions, and Trade Shows.
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Television / Film / Radio
NBC Last Comic Standing – Top 10 Finalist
Video On Trial
CBC Radio One
CBC Radio The Debaters
Best Comic (Female) – 2011Canadian Comedy Award
Canada’s Best Female Comedian – 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards
Canada’s Best New Stand Up – 2002 Canadian Comedy Awards
“Debra killed with her steamroller style…”
JFL 2011, Bill Brownstein The Montreal Gazette