Martha Chaves

Martha Chaves is an LGBTQ- Latinx-Canadian award-winning comedian, actor, activist, and playwright. She is a regular in the comedy circuits in North and Latin America, and during these trying times of the plague, a regular on Zooms all over the world. Martha has been featured multiple times in all the prestigious festivals in Canada: Just for Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Comedy Halifax, and the We are Funny That Way, LGBTQ+ festival. She's a regular host at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. She has hosted the CGLCC Black and White Gala two years in a row. She's often heard in Laugh out Loud and The Debaters on CBC Radio. She's a regular panelist on Because News, also on the CBC. Her numerous TV appearances include her Just for Laughs and Winnipeg Comedy Festival Galas and her two national comedy specials: Comics! on the CBC and Something' About Martha on the Comedy Network. She 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 (Interrobang Magazine.) She is also a fierce human rights advocate, using humour to challenge the status quo in four different languages. In her own words, she's the "most famous LGBTQ-Nicaraguan-Canadian stand-up comic in the world."