Jessica Holmes is a Canadian comedian and writer best known for her work on the Royal Canadian Air Farce and The Holmes Show. As a stand-up comic, she has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Russell Peters, as well as icons like Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. She’s performed with The Second City, Just for Laughs, and appeared on the TV shows Little Big Kid, The Itch, and Wild Card. Her first memoir, I Love Your Laugh: Finding the Light in My Screwball Life, was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2011. After battling post-partum depression and “regular, run-of-the-mill, garden-variety depression” (her words), Holmes began openly sharing her mental health story using humour. She is the daughter of a Mormon father and feminist mother (yes, that should be a sitcom), and she currently lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids.
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