Martha Chaves

Martha Chaves is a Nicaraguan-Canadian award-winning comedian, actor, activist, and playwright. She is a regular in the comedy circuits in North America and Latin America. She has performed multiple times at The Just For Laughs Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Halifax Comedy Festival, Laugh out Loud, and The Debaters on CBC Radio; she’s a regular panelist on CBC’s “Because News,” also on CBC radio. Her one-person show, “In Times of Trouble,” was featured in CAMINOS at the ALUNA Theatre Festival (Toronto) in the SOULO Festival (Toronto) and in SOLOCOM, NYC. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 respectively. She has numerous TV appearances, like her Just For Laughs, and Winnipeg Comedy Festival Galas. She has had some small roles in major Hollywood movies, like John Q. with Denzel Washington. Martha was voted Stand-up Comic of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Comedy Awards. Her debut comedy album, “Chunky Salsa,” was featured among the 11 best comedy albums of 2019, according to Interrobang Magazine. She is also a fierce human rights advocate, using humour to challenge the status quo in four different languages. She’s the host of The Nobel Women’s Initiative podcast, “When Feminists Rule The World.” She also happens to be funny as hell.

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