Comedian Debra DiGiovanni has been called the “Best Comedian to see After a Messy Break Up” and for three years running she was named Canada’s favorite female comedian, as well as being named her hometown Toronto’s favorite comic for another three years. Debra’s 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 humor and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness, and rapid-fire delivery.
She began her career in 2000 and she’s made leaps and bounds in the comedy world—already with two Canadian stand-up specials for CTV/Comedy network, she taped her first set on Comedy Central with her Live at Gotham recorded in New York City. Since then, she’s taped comedy segments for Gotham Live and Stand Up in Stilettos in Los Angeles, as well as Stand and Deliver for NuvoTV. She was also a finalist on the fifth season of NBC’s hit show Last Comic Standing—making it to the Top 8 comedians. She was even awarded a Canadian TV award—a Gemini—for best-televised comedy performance of 2010.
Debra’s a favorite at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, attending 10 times. She’s done comedy festivals around the world, including the Glasgow Comedy Fest in Scotland, as well as the Just For Laughs festival in Sydney, Australia, the popular Bridgetown Fest in Portland and The Moontower Fest in Austin. You can often hear Debra on CBC radio’s Debaters program and she has become a nationwide favorite on the hugely popular Much Music show Video On Trial, which can now be seen on FUSEtv. Debra debuted in the independent film Unlucky and her first stand-up DVD for the Showtime Network was produced with her management team (Levity Entertainment Group)—Single, Awkward Female. It is now playing on Netflix.
In the winter of 2014 she completed her first solo national tour as the first solo female comedian toured by Just For Laughs. "The Late Bloomer Tour" crossed Canada with 21 cities. You can see Debra on the Comedy Network’s revival of Match Game, a Canadian revamping of the '70s game show, where Debra is a popular panelist. Debra can also be seen on PlayboyTV's comedy channel as well as Funny or Die’s office humor. She now makes her home in Los Angeles. Tour dates at www.debradg.com.