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Jessica Holmes

Celebrated Comedian | Author | Mental Health Advocate

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Mental Health Keynote Demo
Laugh It Off
Jessica Holmes - Event Host
Jessica
Jessica Holmes Headshot
Mental Health Keynote Demo
Laugh It Off
Jessica Holmes - Event Host

Beloved comedian Jessica Holmes has brought the house down opening for giants like Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. She has also performed at Just For Laughs and The Second City, and starred in the hit comedy series, Royal Canadian Air Farce and The Holmes Show. Her hilarious take on life’s challenges as well as her unique knack for impersonating celebrities always leaves audiences in stitches.

Holmes, like millions of Canadians, has struggled both with post-partum depression and, as she puts it, “regular, run-of-the-mill, garden-variety depression”. Striving to help end the stigma around mental health issues, she openly shares her personal stories with the humour she’s known for, bringing light to what can often be a dark topic. Her funny and inspiring book, Depression The Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance, takes readers deep into her mental health journey with validation and warmth. Holmes is also grateful to help end the stigma around mental illness as a Bell Let’s Talk celebrity ambassador.

As a performer, Holmes’ productions have garnered her a Platinum Award at The Worldfest International Film Festival and nominations for Gemini Awards. In addition to her television work, she has starred in in the films Welcome to Mooseport, Citizen Duane, and Moonpoint, and continues to perform comedy across the country.

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