Fun / Bio / Testimonials
Aug 20-22 I’m headlining Calgary Yuk Yuks in the Elbow River Casino. One show each night @ 7:30 pm. In addition to recording the shows for a CD, I will be clearing out my badass ‘Tits to the Bricks’ & ‘Balls to the Wall’ shirts . Cost: a donation to the Autism Asperger’s Friendship Society. Click here for tickets or call 403-258-2028.
Often If you can’t get to a comedy show, I’m here for you with my friend and co-host, Jay Donovan, every Monday-Friday from 5:30-9:00 am (which I’m acutely aware are insane hours for a comedian and most humans). Jay & Lori at up! 97.7. If you’re not in Calgary, listen online or download our app. We still love you.
My son went viral!! Check out his wild paper airplane skills here.
Bio & Testimonials:
“Have fun” was the best comedy advice Lori Gibbs ever received, so naturally, she had it tattooed on her arm. That spirit of fun shines through in her performances, i.e. she finds it difficult to act like an adult for more than 7 consecutive minutes. She is often called a “human antidepressant.”
Lori’s Comedy Now! special regularly airs nationally on The Comedy Network. She was featured on Laugh Out Loud and is a regular on The Debaters, both on CBC Radio One. This year, Lori performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Lori has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award, has won an award for writing from Chortle: the UK Comedy Guide and she can be seen on Shaw’s comedy documentary, The Inside Joke, which was nominated for an Alberta Film & Television Award. She has delighted in performing at the Calgary Comedy Festival every year since it began. Lori performed comedy and was part of the Women at Work panel at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. You can catch Lori on CTV’s Alberta Primetime now and again as a Pop Culture Panelist. Lori gleefully fell into a radio career in 2013 as a morning show host on X929 in Calgary. Now she is a morning show host at Up! 97.7 FM Calgary Monday to Fridays from 5:30-9:00 am, but still makes time for standup gigs, comedy writing and anything that gets her creative juices flowing.
Lori has become a favorite on comedy stages across Canada in part due to her ability to instantly connect with an audience. She’s been referred to as a “consistent crowd pleaser” and this has made her one of the most sought-after comedians working today. Her comedy is genuine, disarmingly fun, and wonderfully enthusiastic, appealing to a wide variety of audiences. Feeling at home on stage in a theater, a small town pub and everything in between, Lori’s humour and disposition turn any event into a fun time.
Here are some accomplishments in point form! Stay tuned as they may appear in Haiku form one day soon (i.e. never).
2011-15 CBC’s The Debaters (7 episodes to date)
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:
“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
“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
“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
“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
“The show was GREAT! I had such good feedback, and people are asking me when the next show will be. For a first time hosting a comedy night, we sold out. Thanks again for a fantastic show.” -Meghan MacIsaac, City of Revelstoke
“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
“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, Host of TV’s “Excused”
“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
“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
“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
“Granny Panty Blues is a chart topper that should be every woman’s anthem!!” -Angela Pond, Comedy Fan
“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