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Sabrina Jalees

Comedic Star

Sabrina Jalees
TEDxToronto 2014 - How Living More Honestly Leads to a Better Life
TEDxToronto 2014 - Can Humour Lead to Understanding?
Sabrina Jalees
Speakers' Spotlight Showcase 2009
Sabrina
Sabrina Jalees
Sabrina Jalees
TEDxToronto 2014 - How Living More Honestly Leads to a Better Life
TEDxToronto 2014 - Can Humour Lead to Understanding?
Sabrina Jalees
Speakers' Spotlight Showcase 2009

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, Jalees never fails to draw laughter with her shoot-from-the-hip style. As a keynote speaker, Jalees 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, Jalees can be seen in the CBS/Global series, Carol’s Second Act, as well as her quarter hour special on Netflix in The Comedy Lineup. She is also currently a consulting producer on Netflix’s Big Mouth. Prior to this, Jalees was an executive story editor on TBS’ Search Party and ABC’s The Mayor, and co-producer on WB’s Harley Quinn. She also worked on Powerless for NBC and wrote on the staff of NBC’s multi-cam, Crowded.  

Jalees started her career in stand-up comedy at the age of 16, becoming the youngest comic to tour for Yuk Yuks, to record a Comedy Now special, and to perform at the prestigious Just For Laugh’s Festival. Now a seasoned professional, Jalees has toured North America, England, South Africa, and played the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival several times. 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, Jalees has been seen in Mom at Sixteen, Flashpoint, System Crash, Plastic Makes Perfect, and The A-List, and she was also a contender on Last Comic Standing. She 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. She is also the creator and host of the weekly podcast “The Goodie Goodie”.

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

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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