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Kate Barron
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Sat 31st August 2019
 

Kate Barron

Kate is a London-based stand-up comedian and writer, and has performed across North America and the United Kingdom. Born in Vancouver, she started her comedy career while living in Toronto.

CBC dubbed Kate one of "12 up-and-coming Canadian comedians who will be everywhere in 2018," and she was featured as a comedian to watch on the front page of the Toronto Star's entertainment section, Canada’s highest circulated newspaper.

She has been invited to perform in JFL42 in Toronto, Off JFL + Zoofest in Montreal, SheDot Festival, NXNE, SirusXM Top Comic Canada, HBO's Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, and became the first woman to win the Toronto Comedy Brawl in its 9-year history, beating out over 400 other comedians. In 2018, Kate has continued to stand out, winning multiple competitions including The Comedy Store’s King Gong show in London UK, and the Brantford Comedy Festival’s Rising Star title, before being asked to join the roster of Yuk Yuk’s, Canada’s largest, and most recognized comedy brand! Most recently, she was nominated as “Notable Stand-Up Comedian” of the year through the Notable Life Awards, and nominated for Breakout Comedian of the Year by the I Heart Jokes Awards.

After kicking-off the year in a very successful tour with the Port Credit, Burlington and Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festivals, she moved to London in March of 2019.

Kate has opened for Saturday Night Live’s Sam Jay and Chris Redd, Comedy Cellar Regular Nathan Mackintosh, The Late Show with James Cordon writer Eliza Skinner, and Last Comic Standing’s James Adomian to name a few. She has been heard on SirusXM Canada Laughs as part of the AltDot Comedy Lounge, produces shows with BarrStar Productions, and hosts a comedy and well-being podcast with writer and comedian, Sara Starkman called, A Positive Spin.

Kate is known best for her energetic story-telling style and performances that appeal to a variety of audiences.



QUOTES
“HER WARMTH AND SINCERITY GIVE HER A SPECIAL ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH AN AUDIENCE.”
— IAN ATLAS, EMPIRE LIVE COMEDY

“KATE’S ASSURED DELIVERY AND CLEVER TOPICALITY MAKES HER A MUST-SEE COMEDIAN AND WE’RE THRILLED TO HAVE HER JOIN OUR ROSTER.”
— MARK BRESLIN, CEO + FOUNDER OF YUK YUK'S

“NOT ONLY IS SHE VERY FUNNY, SHE BRINGS A LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE AND LIFE EXPERIENCE WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING WE CURRENTLY HAVE ON OUR ROSTER... GREAT STAGE PRESENCE.”
— KYRA WILLIAMS, VICE PRESIDENT YUK YUK'S

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