How Courtney Gilmour finds humour in the awkward things people say to her as a congenital amputee

Standup comedian Courtney Gilmour tells Q's Tom Power what it feels like to be Juno-nominated for her debut comedy album, Let Me Hold Your Baby.

Gilmour's debut comedy album, Let Me Hold Your Baby, is nominated for a Juno

Head shot of comedian Courtney Gilmour.
Courtney Gilmour is a Juno-nominated standup comedian and television writer. (Tim Leyes)

Standup comedian Courtney Gilmour has an extraordinary ability to find humour in the ordinary experiences of her daily life, from the things people say to her as a congenital amputee, to strange exchanges on dating apps, to her secret life as a Nelly Furtado doppelganger.

Gilmour won the Just For Laughs "Homegrown Comics" competition in 2017 and was a Season 2 finalist on Canada's Got Talent. Last fall, she released her debut comedy album, Let Me Hold Your Baby, which is nominated for comedy album of the year at this year's Junos. It's available on all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon.

She joined Tom Power to tell us how she turns her awkward interactions with able-bodied folks into comedic gold.

The full interview with Courtney Gilmour is available on our podcast, Q with Tom Power. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Interview with Courtney Gilmour produced by Sarah Melton.

Simu Liu is back to host the 2023 JUNO Awards on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m ET. Tune in on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Listen, and stream globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos.

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