Kate Barron is a London-based stand-up comedian, podcaster, and writer who tours internationally. Born in Vancouver, she started her comedy career while living in Toronto and working as an art dealer.
Kate was named one to watch my multiple national Canadian media outlets including the Toronto Star and CBC. She has been invited to perform in JFL42 in Toronto, Off Just For Laughs + Zoofest in Montreal, SheDot Festival, NXNE, SirusXM Top Comic Canada, HBO’s Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festivals, and became the first woman to win the Toronto Comedy Brawl in its 9-year history, beating out over 400 other comedians. Kate has continued to stand out, winning multiple competitions including The Comedy Store’s notorious King Gong show in London, and the Brantford Comedy Festival’s Rising Star title, before being asked to join the roster of Yuk Yuk’s, Canada’s largest, and most recognized comedy brand. Kate was nominated as “Notable Stand-Up Comedian” of the year through the Notable Life Awards, and nominated for Breakout Comedian of the Year by the I Heart Jokes Awards.
In 2022 Kate debuted her solo show, “Losing Myself” at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and it was named an official pick of the Fringe by the British Comedy Guide and won Best Debut show from Entertainment Now. Most recently, Kate had a sold out Soho Theatre run in London, and filmed her show for an upcoming Next Up Comedy Special.
Kate is a beloved regular at the UK’s most well-known comedy clubs; Top Secret Comedy Club, The Comedy Store, Komedia, and Frog & Bucket to name a few. She has opened for Britain’s Got Talent Winner Axel Blake, Saturday Night Live’s Sam Jay and Chris Redd, Comedy Cellar Regular Nathan Mackintosh, The Late Show with James Cordon writer Eliza Skinner, and Last Comic Standing’s James Adomian to name a few. She has been heard on SiriusXM Canada Laughs as part of the AltDot Comedy Lounge, and her new podcast, “You’ve Changed” launched early 2023. Kate is launching a second podcast with TV host and comedian Andrew Mensah this Spring called “Text Me In the Morning.”
“HER WARMTH AND SINCERITY GIVE HER A SPECIAL ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH AN AUDIENCE.” EMPIRE LIVE COMEDY