July 1, 2023

Martha Chaves


Nicaragua, Canada

The most famous Nicaraguan-Canadian LGBTQ+ stand-up comedian in the world graces our stage, opening for the TSO.

Martha Chaves

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Prepare for an evening of laughter and entertainment as Martha Chaves takes the stage. Known for her hilarious and engaging performances, Martha Chaves is a versatile comedian who can deliver her sets in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian. With appearances at renowned comedy festivals like Just For Laughs and on CBC radio, as well as her memorable appearance on We’re Funny That Way: The Virtual Pride Special, Martha Chaves has solidified her status as a comedic force to be reckoned with. Get ready for a night of side-splitting laughter and witty observations that transcend language barriers. Chaves will be opening for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on our Concert Stage and hosting our Stage-in-the-Park for Amai Kuda and Crystal Shawanda. 

About Martha Chaves

Martha Chaves is an award-winning comedian, writer, and actor whose career spans over two decades. Now Magazine described her as “smart, sassy, provocative, and very funny.” 

Martha has appeared multiple times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the We Are Funny That Way Festival, to name a few. Martha describes herself as the “most famous Nicaraguan-Canadian LGBTQ+ stand-up comedian in the world,” but despite being an act of such a unique nature, she’s hilariously relatable, universally funny and accessible. She tours from coast-to-coast as a headliner for Yuk-Yuks (Canada’s  premiere chain of comedy clubs)  and is also in high demand for corporate performances, conferences, and speaking engagements. 

She can frequently be heard on CBC’s The Debaters and Laugh Out Loud. She is a regular panellist on the popular CBC show Because News. Martha also starred in two TV specials which were broadcast nationally: Comics! on CBC and Something About Martha on CTV and the Comedy Network. Martha was named 2018’s Stand-up Comic of the Year by the Canadian Comedy Awards after being nominated seven years in a row, and her CD CHUNKY SALSA was included in a list of 2019’s best comedy records. 

During the pandemic, she created a multi-media piece Living ‘La Covida Loca, which premiered online at The Hillside Festival. She also created “Beyond the Mask,” another multi-media piece that was featured in “Caminos” as part of the Aluna Theatre Festival 2021 program. In 2022, she was asked to perform at the Stratford Festival. As a playwright, Martha has written and acted in several successful one-woman shows. “Staying Alive” and “In Times of Trouble” were featured in the Soulo Festival and the Aluna Theatre Festival in Toronto, respectively. “The Diaries of a Young Lezbo” premiered at SOLOCOM in New York. 

Dates & Times

July 1
8pm – 8:30pm


Concert Stage

235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8

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