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Kate Barron is a Canadian, London-based stand-up comedian and writer who has toured internationally. Born in Vancouver, she started her comedy career while living in Toronto and working as an art dealer.
Kate has been named one to watch my multiple national Canadian media outlets including the Toronto Star and CBC. She has been invited to perform in JFL42 in Toronto, Off Just For Laughs + Zoofest in Montreal, SheDot Festival, NXNE, SirusXM Top Comic Canada, HBO's Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festivals, and became the first woman to win the Toronto Comedy Brawl in its 9-year history, beating out over 400 other comedians. Kate has continued to stand out, winning multiple competitions including The Comedy Store’s notorious 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! Kate 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.
In 2020 Kate brought her work in progress “Made You Lick” to the Leicester Comedy Festival, and VAULT Festival in London. In 2022, Kate will debut her first hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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, and hosted 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, where she weaves between personal tales and outlandish thoughts. You will leave knowing her, and yourself a little better.