Sabrina Jalees

Speaker


Sabrina Jalees

Comedic Star

Sabrina Jalees’s comedy has taken the world by storm. Opening for the likes of Russell Peters and a headliner comic in her own right, Sabrina never fails to draw laughter with her shoot-from-the-hip style. As a keynote speaker, Sabrina tells her personal story with sincerity and wit, relaying the message that when you own and embrace your individuality, you unlock the transformation from “embarrassed” to “empowered.”

Currently, Sabrina is a writer on NBC’s Powerless, and has recently been a recurring guest on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore and the host of the weekly serial My Sexy Podcast.

When she started in comedy, Sabrina was the youngest comic to tour for Yuk Yuks, the youngest comic to record a Comedy Now special, and the youngest stand-up comedian to perform at the prestigious Just For Laugh’s Festival. Now a seasoned professional, Sabrina is well-known for her role on Much Music’s Video On Trial and as the former host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud with Sabrina Jalees. She was also the Toronto Star’s weekly humour columnist for three years, and the host of YTV’s Gemini and International Emmy-nominated program, In Real Life. Additionally, she’s written, performed and held down the news desk on CBC’s iconic This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

As an actor, Sabrina has been seen in Mom at Sixteen, Flashpoint, System Crash, Plastic Makes Perfect and The A- List, and she also was a contender on Last Comic Standing. She also made her Comedy Central debut on Adam Devine’s House Party, and joined the cast of Transparent for a climatic role in the show’s third season.

Sabrina’s TED talk on the importance of honesty and embracing diversity was featured on numerous websites, including Upworthy.


Shut Up And Do It: A Comedic Kick In The Butt

“The only difference between having dreams and achieving them is taking real steps towards your goals.”

This presentation is a clever, motivational blend of advice and stand up comedy delivered through the lens of one of Canada’s fastest rising stars. Sabrina acknowledges that her success as a globally touring speaker, comedian and television personality can solely be credited to her decision to take action early in the game by stepping to her first open mic at the age of 16.

Sabrina inspires her audience by relaying her stories with sincerity and wit. Aside from the importance of taking action, this talk is largely based on the importance of not only accepting but embracing diversity. Sabrina openly discusses her journey from the shy ethnic girl in a predominantly white neighborhood to not only feeling empowered about her half, Pakistani, half Swiss heritage- but earning a living based on being loud and proud about it.

Embracing Diversity

It was in embracing her own diversity that Sabrina discovered her passion and carved out a career in comedy at the age of 16. During this one hour talk, Sab discusses her experience growing up 1/2 Pakistani, 1/2 Swiss in a predominantly white neighborhood. Touching on issues that range from post-911 Islamaphobia to Ke$ha, from homophobia to the Kardashians. With the funniest parts of her act being tied to things that once made her uncomfortable, Sabrina shares one of the most important lessons she’s learned: In owning and embracing your individuality, you unlock the transformation from ’embarrassed’ to ’empowered’.

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