Since performing her first set in September 2019, Simone Holder has performed throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Nunavut breaking down barriers and shattering glass ceilings wherever she goes. This includes being one of only 3 people to have won both the Absolute Comedy and Yuk Yuk’s competitions.
A regular comedy club performer and touring comic, Simone is known for her soft-spoken delivery, sweet demeanour, and hilarious, unexpected punchlines. Her dream is to one day appear at Montreal’s storied Just for Laughs Festival.
- Winner: 2022 “Prove You’re a Comic” competition at Absolute Comedy Ottawa, Canada
- Winner: 2021 “Mike MacDonald Summer Comedy Competition” held at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa, Canada
Comedy Festivals and Showcases:
- Dirty Bird Comedy Festival: November 17-19, 2022
- Canadian North Arctic Comedy Festival: October 6-9, 2022 (Iqaluit, NU)
- Portland Maine Comedy Festival: August 26-28,2022 (Portland, Maine, USA)
- Crackup Comedy Festival: March 22-26, 2022 (Ottawa, Cornwall, Pembroke)
- Selected for the Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival showcase held in Ottawa on May 5, 2022 (Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa)
- November 25, 2022 – Compilation album released: Diversity Hire
- September 22, 2022 – CBC Radio: Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan Racial representation and The Little Mermaid
- September 22, 2022 – CBC News: Racial representation and The Little Mermaid: The struggle for diversity in film
- August 19, 2022 – Ottawa Life Magazine: More ‘laffs’ coming your way as Yuk Yuks Ottawa expands
- Fall 2021 issue – Ottawa Life Magazine: 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”
- Host of the podcast Shooting the Breeze with Simone Holder where she interviews comics and other artists.