Martha Chaves’ infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience has made her a very popular headliner comedian at clubs, colleges, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate functions. She holds her audiences in a hypnotic spell of familiarity and they think they are her good friends, willing and happy co-conspirators of all her adventures. Her versatility has granted her to do shows all over the world and to entertain a wide range of audiences. For example, she performed for the Canadian troops in Alert, Egypt, Israel, and Afghanistan and also for a delegation of women led by Nobel Peace Prize recipients in Mexico and Central America. In 2015, she performed at the pre-opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am Games, at the Rogers Centre.
Stand-up TV credits include two national comedy specials: COMICS! (CBC) and There’s Something about Martha (CTV and The COMEDY NETWORK) plus multiple TV appearances in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and many others. You often hear Martha on Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters on CBC Radio. Her one-woman show, In Times of Trouble, was the opening show of Aluna Theatre’s CAMINOS Festival in November 2015. Martha is a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and all the other major comedy festivals in Canada, including Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver. She has also performed in Boston and New York Comedy Festivals, and in Colombia’s Festival Del Humour.