Cara Connors, a native Chicagoan turned Canadian, is a regular contributing writer for CBC Comedy, can be heard on Sirius XM’s Canada Laugh and is currently training at the Second City Conservatory in Toronto. She is also creating and starring in a series of original digital sketches for CBC Comedy in 2017.
Cara was first runner-up at the prestigious She Devil Comedy Festival in New York City, headlined at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and performed at Toronto's She Dot festival. Her sketch duo Only One of Us Is Jewish was recently selected to perform at this year's Toronto Sketchfest as well as the Big City Improv Festival. Cara hosts a weekly stand-up show, was nominated for the Best Female Rookie Comedian at the I Heart Jokes Awards, and a short film she co-starred in was selected as an official nominee for Best Short Film at the Canadian Comedy Awards.
In just two short years, Cara has quickly established herself as one of the fastest rising and hardest working new talents on the Canadian comedy scene. Cara is known for her bold, high-energy performances that mix character-driven stories, biting wit, and absurdist takes on the everyday struggles of modern life.