Bio

06 Lori Gibbs headshot“Have fun” was the best comedy advice Lori Gibbs ever received, so naturally, she had it tattooed on her arm. She is known as the “human antidepressant” and she probably loves you.

In addition to a Comedy Now! special, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Calgary Comedy Festival and being a regular on CBC’s The Debaters, Lori was nominated as Best Standup Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards this year.  She has more credits and they can be found on her Mom’s fridge.

For extra fun, Lori combines crafting and comedy on morning television and calls it Hot Glue Schtick. She’s also on the pop culture panel on Alberta Primetime, she performs hilarious and inspirational comedy keynotes and has lost 120 pounds in the last couple of years. In her spare time, she likes bragging about her two sons and fantasizing about Pringles.

 

Here are some accomplishments in point form! Stay tuned as they may appear in Haiku form one day soon (if Pinterest is inaccessible).

2011-16     CBC’s The Debaters (9 episodes to date)

2016     Canadian Comedy Awards – nominee for Best Standup Comic

2016     YYComedy Festival

2016     Winnipeg Comedy Festival

2015     YYComedy Festival All Star Show

2015     Winnipeg Comedy Festival

2014     YYComedy Festival All Star Show

2013     YYComedy Festival All Star Show

2013     Calgary Folk Festival / Stand-up Comedy & Women at Work Panel

2012     YYComedy Festival Gala

2012     Comedy Now National TV special

2012     CBC’s Laugh Out Loud

2011     Shaw TV’s ‘The Inside Joke’

2009     Canadian Comedy Awards – nominee for Best Newcomer

2008     Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off, Alberta finalist

What people are saying about Lori:

“I recently a000002a2323dsked Lori Gibbs to help me co-host my social media conference called SocialWest. The decision to ask her was easy. I was looking for someone that could think fast on their feet, was incredibly likeable and easy to work with. Lori fulfills these requirements in spades.  As an organizer of an event, there’s nothing better than hearing how much fun people are having, and I fully believe that Lori was an integral part in making the first ever SocialWest a success.  Conferences can be long and exhausting, but Lori allowed the attendees to relax and really enjoy themselves. That’s invaluable, as is she.” Mike Morrison, Mike’s Bloggity Blog, Founder of SocialWest

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“Lori Gibbs is professionally funny and by that I mean she makes other comics pee their pants.”  -Bryan Callen, MADtv, The Hangover, The Hangover Part 2, Entourage, Old School, Sex & the City

 

0000013495259_10154309165983711_7901148254835399784_n“I’ve watched Lori Gibbs grow from an feature act to a touring headliner. Her comedy is relatable and self deprecating. It’s everything stand up comedy should be. The fact that she’s a suburban housewife who crafts by day and a world class stand up comedian by night boggles my mind. She’s the best of both worlds… warm and sincere in the daylight then completely badass with hilarious punchlines and killer comedic instinct by moonlight.  You really can’t go wrong with Lori Gibbs, 24 hours a day.  I’m so glad she forced me to be friends with her. She’s the best thing in my life, and I’d be dead without her. She also owes me like, $45 dollars (American).” -Iliza Shlesinger, Winner-Last Comic Standing, Comedian, Actress, Host of TV’s “Excused” & “Separation Anxiety”

000009696987384_2c852c8685_b“Lori! Thanks so much! I want you to know how honored we were to have you as our MC at the Tickled Pink Gala. Everyone had a blast! My teammates loved your set. Apparently we need to book the club for the entire night next year! Lol! Again, you were amazing, I laughed so hard.” Randy Chevrier, Calgary Stampeders

 

000NikkiPaynePromo“The world needs more Lori Gibbs brand fun.” – Nikki Payne, Video on Trial, Single White Spenny, Last Comic Standing, 4 time Canadian Comedy Award winner including 2012 Comedy Person of the Year

“I like Lori’s boobies!” – Emillio Estevez, Nikki Payne’s dog

 

“Lori Gibbs was the host of our 19th annual Inclusion Awards, celebrating individuals with developmental disabilities, those who work to support them, and those who promote inclusion. Besides being an absolute pleasure to deal with while we were in the planning stages of our event, Lori was a spectacular host. She added her own special (and hilarious) flair to our evening, and treated everyone she encountered with the utmost respect. This last point is especially important to us; some of our clients were co-presenting awards with Lori, and she was extremely supportive of them. Thank you, Lori, for helping to make our event memorable!”  A. Graveland-Daines, Developmental Disabilities Resources Centre of Calgary

“I wanted to say thank you for the show. It was great to see how people look when they are happy and even better to know what that feeling is. I really enjoyed being able to laugh at your jokes and it made my night. So, thanks for showing this bi-polar what happy feels like.” -Audience Member

“I was ever so lucky to be one of the audience members during one of Lori’s shows.  I had the opportunity to watch some of her YouTube videos, so I knew I was in for a real treat.  But let me tell you, they do not do her live show justice.  This lady gives a  new meaning to humour.  There wasn’t a moment that I wasn’t laughing hysterically.  Her stories and experiences that she has shared with us during her show had the entire crowed holding their stomachs from the pain of laughing.  Thank you Lori for a wonderful evening.  I can not wait to see you again live.” -Terry Vanmackelberg, Palliser Plains Co-operative Association Limited

“I didn’t think you were going to be good because you look like my Mom, but you were really funny!” –Audience member

“Lori Gibbs is a people magnet.  Our diverse audiences instantly connect with Lori’s bold and genuine humour. Irresistibly charming, universally appealing, and radiating with positive energy, Lori is beloved by both our audiences and our staff.”   -Angie Booth, Yuk Yuk’s at the Elbow River Casino, Calgary

“Thank you, Lori, for the fabulous evening of laughter. You had us all rolling with laughter. I have had nothing but wonderful comments about your show. By the time you left, we were all friends.”  -Amy, President, Hinton Ladies Curling Club

“Lori was the MC for our Fundraiser Show in St. Thomas, Ontario….being a fresh face in Southern Ontario, Lori’s humour and interaction with the audience was very welcoming. She is one of the most natural comedians I have had the pleasure to work with producing comedy. Lori is really going places in this business and is most definitely welcome back anytime! Thanks Lori for sharing your talent with us!”   -Peter McDermid, Comedy Producer

“Nobody is that nice! What’s her agenda?”  -Brett Martin, Comedian

“You are the best. I almost peed my pants. Your review from the weekend was great as per norm. I would host a show for you anytime. Come to think about it, I hope your available for the next tournament.”  -A. Newberry, Humans Helping Humans Housing Foundation

“Lori is a human antidepressant.”   -Dan Guiry

“Well, you were my first… comedian that is.  I loved your show and found myself completely taken over and would definitely watch for you again.  I look forward to many more laughs.”  -Kelley Mohn, City of Revelstoke

“Laughter is essential to our overall well-being, it strengthens the immune system, releases the ‘feel good’ endorphins and allows to show on our faces. An evening spent with Lori Gibbs will truly allow one to feel healing beyond all understanding. Thank you for elevating us all tonight. Lori, my dear, you are truly gifted!”   – L. Sobek, Transplant Nurse

“Joy seems to be a driving force for Gibbs’ comedy.”   -Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald

“Lori engaged the crowd and brought the house down with laughter. Our students loved her comedy, her performance, and her open invitation for anyone to become her friend. Her ability to interact with the crowd gives her act a personal touch that stands out above the rest.”   -Anthony Enman, Social Director, University of New Brunswick, Saint John

“I’m Roman Catholic so I’m going to overlook a lot of what you said. You’re a very nice person though.” –Audience member

“Lori performed at our Employee Appreciation Week and had the staff howling with laughter!”   -Rachel Coppens, Intercare Calgary

“I recently had the opportunity to sit with fellow comedian Lori Gibbs, and what a wonderful and sassy fellow she is. Gibbs has been referred to as one of Calgary’s ‘most consistent crowd pleasers’ and for good reason. Her down-to-earth demeanour and genuine nature has gotten her far in her blossoming career, which includes appearances on The Comedy Network’s show, Comedy Now!, CBC Radio One’s The Debaters and Laugh Out Loud. She will also be a top feature during Calgary’s YYComedy Festival running September 24 to 30.” -Dustin Ramsbottom, Beatroute Magazine

“She’d make friends in a police lineup.”   -Lori’s husband

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