Since performing her first set in September 2019, Simone Holder has performed throughout Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.
In September 2021 she won the “Mike MacDonald Summer Comedy Competition” held at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa becoming the first woman of colour and the second woman to win.
On May 5, 2022, she performed in the Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival showcase held at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa.
In April 2022 she was a part of an Ottawa, all-woman comedy showcase and compilation album recording called “Morally Bankrupt” by Howl & Roar Records (due out ~ December 2022).
She made her comedy festival debut in March 2022 at the Crackup Comedy Festival held in Ottawa, Cornwall, and Pembroke.
Known for her soft-spoken delivery, sweet demeanour, and hilarious, unexpected punchlines, Simone is quickly making a name for herself in the local comedy scene.
Her dream is to one day appear at Montreal’s storied Just for Laughs Festival.
- Was selected for the Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival Showcase held in Ottawa on May 5, 2022 (Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa)
- Was part of an Ottawa, all-woman comedy showcase and compilation album recording called “Morally Bankrupt” by Howl & Roar Records (due out ~ December 2022)
- Made her comedy festival debut at Crackup Comedy Festival, March 22-26, 2022 (Ottawa, Cornwall, Pembroke)
- Winner of the “2021 Mike MacDonald Summer Comedy Competition” held at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa, Canada.
- Finalist in the 2021 The Breakout Room Comedy Competition held at Comedy Bar, Toronto, Canada.
- Host of the podcast Shooting the Breeze with Simone Holder where she interviews comics and other artists.
- Ottawa Life Magazine, Fall 2021 issue: Who knew it was so easy to laugh in Ottawa?
- February 15, 2021: CKCU, 93.1 FM, Curiocity with Erik Stolpmann (http://bit.ly/20210215-curiocity)
- February 8, 2021: CBC Radio, Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan “Dan Levy hosts Saturday Night Live” (http://bit.ly/2ML6kxO)