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Renegade Conversation with Martha Chaves

You may not recognize her face or her name, but when you hear the voice of my next guest, chances are you will say, “Oh yes! I recognize her voice. I love her!” In this sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant conversation Martha Chaves shares how she singlehandedly de-colonized the Canadian stand-up comedy community, her experiences of being an “other”, her early introduction to Carole King’s music and how to use your voice to speak truth to power. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a fascinating conversation!

Martha Chaves is a Latina-Canadian award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and comedy writer. Known for her smart, sassy, and provocative humour, she’s a favourite headliner at clubs, festivals, fundraisers, corporate functions and keynote speaking engagements.

With numerous appearances in prestigious comedy events like Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Festival, and We Are Funny That Way Festival, Martha has proven her ability to captivate audiences across the board. She has been showcased in two national comedy specials, “Something About Martha” on CTV and the Comedy Network, and “Comics!” on the CBC.

In addition to her stand-up success, Martha has also written and starred in several one-person shows, including “Staying Alive” at the Soulo Theatre Festival, “Times of Trouble” at the Aluna Theatre’s Caminos Festival and “The Two Diaries” at the Solocom Festival at the People’s Improv Theatre in NYC.

Martha can be heard on CBC radio’s “The Debaters” and “Laugh Out Loud”. She’s a regular on the hit CBC show, “Because News”. She’s the voice of “Vero” in the educational cartoon Rosie’s Rules.

Her album “Chunky Salsa” is available on all major platforms and played on Sirius XM.

Martha is drinking Tim Horton’s coffee.

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