Kate Barron
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about kate

Originally from Vancouver, Kate is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian and writer, and has performed across Canada, the UK, and the United States.

CBC dubbed her 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

Kate has been invited to perform in JFL42 in Toronto, Off JFL + Zoofest in Montreal, SheDot Festival, NXNE, SirusXM Top Comic, 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.

Kate has opened for Sam Jay, Eliza Skinner, and James Adomian to name a few. She has been heard on SirusXM Canada Laughs as part of the AltDot Comedy Lounge, produces and shows in Toronto 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. 

 
Her warmth and sincerity give her a special ability to connect with an audience.
— Ian Atlas, Empire Live Comedy
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upcoming shows

Kate has performed stand-up at clubs, theatres, and festivals across Canada. In 2018, Kate made her American debut at the famous Caroline's on Broadway in New York City. Since then, Kate has performed in Chicago we well as Boston for the Women in Comedy Festival. 

 
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press

After becoming the first women to win the Toronto Comedy Brawl in it's 9-year history, beating out over 400 other comedians in Toronto, Kate has captured the attention of fans, producers and comedy critics alike with her crowd-pleasing and energetic  story telling. 

 
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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A POSITIVE SPIN

Kate has partnered with writer, comedian and friend, Sara Starkman to create a well-being podcast. The two cynical comics try to highlight the good stuff in the world, surprising each other with positive news stories, academic studies and good deeds that the other isn't aware of. 

Staying true to their comedic and sarcastic roots, they laugh at the absurd, and always poke fun, but try their best to drop little bits of joy into the world one laugh at a time.

A Positive Spin Podcast is all the feels without the fluff, or cheesy B.S. 

Follow on Instagram @PositiveSpinPodcast for updates! Now available on iTunes, Sound Cloud, Stitcher and most podcast apps.