Comedian Debra DiGiovanni was named Canada’s favorite female comic, as well as being named her hometown Toronto’s favorite stand up 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, she’s taped comedy segments for ‘Gotham Live’ and ‘Stand Up in Stilettos’ in Los Angeles.
She was also a finalist on the 5th season of NBC’s hit show Last Comic Standing season 7-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, Debra has become a nationwide favorite on the hugely popular Much Music show ‘Video On Trial’, which can now be seen on FUSEtv and 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 played on Netflix for 5 years.
You can see Debra on the comedy network’s revival of Match Game, a Canadian revamping of the 70’s game show, where Debra is a popular panelist. Debra also can be seen on PlayboyTV- on their comedy channel as well as FUNNY OR DIE’s office humor. In 2018, her second one hour comedy special will be released in Canada on CTV and the Crave network.
She now makes her home in Los Angeles and is already a favorite at The Improv and popular shows like Hot Tub and Put Your Hands Together and LA Riot Fest.