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.