Dana Alexander

★★★★ "Like a gift from the comedy gods" THE HERALD

One of Canada’s most outspoken and hilarious women has packed her bags for the UK and is currently taking the comedy circuit by storm. The only black female comedian that was working on the circuit in Canada, Dana's comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent, drawing her material from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. This is a lady not to be missed!

Culture shock meets hilarity, straight up stand up from a fresh perspective. Dana talks about everything from family to sex to culture with a down-to-earth and world sensibility. Her unique ability to see the insanity on our every-day lives is what endears her to a wide variety of audiences all over the world. Original and from the gut.

Originally from Edmonton, Dana began her comedy career at the tender age of 18 and quickly became a regular fixture in Canadian Comedy Clubs, universities and festivals. She was voted in the “Best Discoveries” by Toronto’s renowned Now Magazine in 2006 and has since been included in their "Best Of" issues three years in a row, easily making her one of Canada’s hottest emerging young comedians. Her Canadian TV credits include Halifax Comedy Festival (CBC), Video on Trial (Much Music), women’s only network The Slice Network and The Comedy Channel (XM Satellite Radio) and this past year her own national half-hour comedy special was aired on CTV.



Press For 'New Arrival':

★★★★ "Like a gift from the comedy gods" THE HERALD

★★★★ "An ebullient and instantly likable presence on stage" THE ARTS DESK

★★★★ "Genius comic timing, made almost everybody in the room leave with tears of laughter in their eyes. Priceless." BROADWAYBABY.COM

★★★★ "One of the must see comics on the Fringe this year" ALLTHEFESTIVALS.COM

★★★★ "Gloriously dark and painfully funny. One of the freshest of this year's comedy freshers." Kate Copstick, THE SCOTSMAN

“One of the best stand-ups, period. She's that good. Great confidence. Delicious dry delivery. And you can tell she's got demons” NOW MAGAZINE (Canada)

“In an industry dominated by men, Dana Alexander holds her own as the only black female professionally performing stand-up comedy in Canada” SWAY MAGAZINE (Canada)