Martha Chaves is an award-winning comedian, writer, and actor whose career spans over two decades. Daryl Jung of Now Magazine previously described her as "smart, sassy, provocative, and very funny."
She is a headlining artist that tours coast-to-coast with the Yuk-Yuks roaster and is also in high demand for corporate performances, conferences, and speaking engagements.
Martha has performed 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.
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.
The Canadian Comedy Awards gave Martha the 2018 Stand-up Comic of the Year Award, and her album CHUNKY SALSA was named one of the 11 Best Comedy Albums of 2019.
During the pandemic, she wrote the 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.
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 can bond with audiences of all ages, cultures, genders, and sexual orientations thanks to her hilariously relatable and relevant sense of humour.