Martha O'Neill

Martha O'Neill

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Martha O'Neill

Martha O’Neill’s wry, often edgy comedy is at odds with her laid-back, likeable stage presence; a combination which has made her an audience favourite wherever she performs.

This Toronto native spent the first 10 years of her comedy career performing improv and sketch. She is a graduate of the Second City’s Conservatory programme and is a former mainstage cast member at the Bad Dog Theatre. Shifting her focus to stand up seven years ago, however, Martha has found her true calling.

She has performed all over Canada and as far away as Dublin and London. Television appearances include “The Mom Show” and “’Til Debt Do Us Part”, both on the Slice Network. On radio, she has been heard doing voice-overs for CBC News, contributing to BBC World Service and on SiriusXM's "Laugh Attack".

In 2007, Martha was a semi-finalist in Q-107’s “Funniest Person with a Day Job” competition. More recently, she was nominated for a 2009 Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Stand Up Newcomer” and competed in both the 2010 and 2012 “World Series of Comedy” in Las Vegas.

She is also excited to announce that she will be taping her first TV special for the iChannel’s “No Kidding!” in February, 2013.