About Debra DiGiovanni
Voted Canada’s Best Female Comedian at the 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards with a stand up show ranked #1 of 2007 in Toronto’s NOW! Magazine, Debra DiGiovanni is one of a kind. This year Debra’s been honored with another Canadian Comedy Award nomination, as well as her nomination for best individual comedy performance at the Gemini awards.
Debra can also be seen on the 5th season of NBC’s hit show Last Comic Standing where she was chosen as a top 10 finalist. In 2008, she taped her second ‘Comedy Now!’ special for CTV/Comedy network and in 2009 she hosted the Cream of Comedy award show for the Comedy Network. Debra is also a favorite on the hugely popular Much Music show ‘Video On Trial’.
In 2007 she taped her first Gala at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and has since been back to host the prestigious Home Grown Competition. She’s performed at the Halifax, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Moncton and St John’s Comedy Festivals and completed a successful west coast run with her Girls Night Out tour, ending 2008 by headlining Massey Hall for their New Years Eve gala.
Debra was asked to participate in Toronto’s production of the Nutcracker, filling the celebrity role of ‘Canon Doll,’ and you can hear her regularly on the CBC radio show ‘The Debaters’ as well as the voice for Zellers radio. In 2008, Debra co-hosted the Genie awards with Sandra Oh and in the summer of 2009, Debra taped her second gala at Just for Laughs as well as her first Comedy Central show, Live at Gotham.