DeAnne Smith

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DeAnne Smith
Born (1979-07-22) July 22, 1979 (age 39)
Endicott, New York, United States
MediumLive performance, television, radio
NationalityAmerican
Years active2005 – present
GenresStand-up comedy
Websitedeannesmith.com

DeAnne Smith is an award-winning Canadian-American comedian, writer and columnist. She first gained notice as a comedian in 2008 touring her debut full-length solo stand-up show to popular and critical acclaim, culminating in winning the Sydney Comedy Festival's Time Out Best Newcomer Award[1] and a nomination for Best Newcomer in the 2008 Canadian Comedy Awards.[2] Smith has since continued to tour internationally, with shows proving to be both commercial and critical successes. Her shows have seen Smith nominated for numerous awards, including the Melbourne Comedy Festival's prestigious Barry Award in 2011[3] and being consistently rated amongst Montreal's Top 10 comedians. In addition to her live solo shows, Smith is also known for appearances on television and radio, most notably on Australia's Good News Week on the Channel 10 network and HBO series Funny As Hell.[4]

Smith began performing stand-up in 2005 at the age of 25, and has produced four solo shows which have toured internationally. Smith has also created and hosts four live comedy show series in Montreal, and co-wrote a show with Sarah Quinn and Samuel Booth which made its festival debut in 2011.[5]

Career[edit]

Festival appearances[edit]

Media appearances[edit]

Smith has been rated amongst Montreal's Top 10 Comedians over the past five years, ranking #3 in 2010–2012,[14][15] and #4 from 2007–2009.[16][17] [18] as reported in The Montreal Mirror, which also named her a Noisemaker in 2009.[19] Smith regularly appears on television and radio in Canada and Australia. Her radio appearances, include Australia's ABC, Triple J, and Canada's CBC Radio One, where she has appeared as a regular on Definitely Not the Opera, and The Debaters. In 2012 she appeared on British TV for the first time, on Morgan Spurlock's Sky Atlantic programme New Britannia.

Solo shows[edit]

  • 2013 – DeAnne Smith: Let's Do This!
  • 2012 – DeAnne Smith: Livin' the Sweet Life
  • 2011 – DeAnne Smith: The Best DeAnne Smith DeAnne Smith Can Be
  • 2011 – About Freakin' Time
  • 2010 – DeAnne Smith: BALLSY
  • 2009 – DeAnne Smith Lacks Focus
  • 2008 – Shouting Over Drunks

Other work[edit]

Creator and host[edit]

  • 2010–present – Happenglad's New Hat
  • 2010–present – Freedom Nation
  • 2008–present – Stand Up / Strip Down
  • 2008–2010 – Tale Spin!
  • 2005 – 2009 – Comedy OFF the Main

Co-writer[edit]

  • 2011 – Sarah Quinn in Other People's Problems; with Sarah Quinn and Samuel Booth[20]

Podcasts[edit]

  • 2013–2016 – DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best[21]

Awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

While hosting Comedy Up Late at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017, DeAnne described herself as agender.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time Out Sydney Comedy Awards". Time Out Sydney. June 23, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "Canadian Comedy Awards 2008 – The Nominees". The Comedy Network. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  3. ^ AAP (April 17, 2011). "Barry Award Nominees Announced". The Age. Fairfax. Archived from the original on April 19, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Just for Laughs 2011: Deanne Smith". Montreal Gazette. July 20, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Other People's Problems". Retrieved June 24, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival". Edinburgh Fringe Festival. June 16, 2011. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  7. ^ Bill Brownstein (June 10, 2011). "Promising new voices, and an old pro, too". The Gazette. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  8. ^ Laurel Green (April 6, 2010). "Ballsy-DeAnne Smith". Australian Stage. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  9. ^ "2009 Sydney Comedy Festival". Sydney Comedy Festival. April 27, 2009. Archived from the original on February 22, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  10. ^ "2010 Sydney Comedy Festival". Sydney Comedy Festival. April 19, 2010. Archived from the original on February 22, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  11. ^ "Upcoming Events Deanne Smith: About Freakin' Time". Sydney Comedy Festival. April 19, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "2012 Perth International Comedy Festival". Perth International Comedy Festival. May 3, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2012.
  13. ^ Briony Kidd (July 29, 2010). "The Hobart Comedy Festival". Australian Stage. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  14. ^ "Best of Montreal 2010". Montreal Mirror. 2010. Archived from the original on May 17, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  15. ^ "Best of Montreal 2011". Montreal Mirror. 2011. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
  16. ^ "Best of Montreal 2007". Montreal Mirror. May 31, 2007. Archived from the original on March 15, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  17. ^ "Best of Montreal 2008". Montreal Mirror. May 15, 2008. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  18. ^ "Best of Montreal 2009". Montreal Mirror. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  19. ^ Lina Harper (January 8, 2009). "Noisemakers 2009 – Subverting the Norm". Montreal Mirror. Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  20. ^ "Other People's Problems". Australian Stage. April 19, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  21. ^ "DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best | No More Radio". nomoreradio.com. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  22. ^ "Canadian Comedy Award Nominees 2011". Canadian Comedy Foundation of Excellence. June 9, 2011. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
  23. ^ "Fringe Festival 2009 Wrap". Festival Freak. March 10, 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  24. ^ TheMelbComedyFest (2017-05-14), DeAnne Smith - Comedy Up Late 2017 (S5, E2), retrieved 2017-10-17

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