Kate Barron is a London-based stand-up comedian, podcaster, and writer who tours internationally. Kate Barron has caught the attention of several leading Canadian media platforms, such as the Toronto Star and CBC, marking her as a promising talent in the comedy scene. She's showcased her skills at prominent events like Toronto's JFL42, Montreal's Off Just For Laughs + Zoofest, the SheDot Festival, and NXNE. On SiriusXM Top Comic Canada, HBO's Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festivals, her comedic brilliance was evident. Making waves, she emerged victorious as the first female champion of the nine-year-old Toronto Comedy Brawl, outshining more than 400 competitors.
Her accolades didn't stop there. She clinched victories in competitions such as London's King Gong show at The Comedy Store and bagged the Rising Star title at the Brantford Comedy Festival. Following this, she became a part of Yuk Yuk’s ensemble, a pinnacle in Canadian comedy. The Notable Life Awards spotlighted her as a “Notable Stand-Up Comedian,” and the I Heart Jokes Awards recognized her with a nomination for Breakout Comedian of the Year.
2022 saw Kate unveiling her solo act, "Losing Myself," at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe festival. It didn't just garner attention but also clinched titles like the official pick of the Fringe by the British Comedy Guide and Best Debut Show by Entertainment Now. Kate's recent feats include a house-full performance at London's Soho Theatre and her participation in the forthcoming Next Up Comedy Special, scheduled for November 2023.
Her articulate writings have been featured in esteemed publications such as the Toronto Star, Chortle, and The Herald Scotland.
Within the UK, Kate is a frequent and much-loved performer at iconic comedy venues like the Top Secret Comedy Club, The Comedy Store, and Komedia, among others. She's shared the limelight with notable personalities like Axel Blake, the winner of Britain's Got Talent, Saturday Night Live’s stars Sam Jay and Chris Redd, and Eliza Skinner from The Late Show with James Cordon. On SiriusXM Canada Laughs, her voice became synonymous with the AltDot Comedy Lounge. Furthermore, her podcast journey began with “You’ve Changed” in early 2023, followed by "Text Me In the Morning," a collaborative venture with TV personality and comedian Andrew Mensah, released in Spring.