Jessica Holmes has brought the house down with her unique brand of stand-up comedy, opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. Combining stand-up, music and improvisation, she honed her skills in Ottawa where her team won Gold at the National High School Improv games. She performed at Just For Laughs and the Second City Touring Company before moving on to television. Her Carol Burnett-style series The Holmes Show won the Platinum award at Houston’s Worldfest, and her knack for skewering celebrities like Nikki Minaj, Britney Spears, and Celine Dion have made her a favourite with audiences across the country.
Also a wellness advocate, Jessica is known for speaking candidly about her experience with depression. She has become a celebrated voice in fighting the stigma surrounding mental health issues in her keynotes. In 2018 she became an ambassador for the Bell Let’s Talk campaign and wrote the hilarious memoir Depression The Comedy. A mother of two (and wife of one), Jessica’s passion is finding the humour in life's imperfections, and turning embarrassments into punchlines.