Cara Connors, a native Chicagoan turned Canadian, just filmed her first major television taping at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, is currently creating and starring in a series of original digital sketches for CBC comedy and a short film she co-starred in was a top 10 finalist at Kevin Hart’s short film contest at Just for Laughs in Montreal and an official nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Cara will be performing at this year’s Cinderblock Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, was first runner-up at last year’s She Devil Comedy Festival in New York City, headlined at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and was nominated as “Best Female Rookie Comedian” at the I Heart Jokes Awards.
Cara is a recent graduate of the Second City Conservatory in Toronto and has also trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (Los Angeles) and IO Theatre (Chicago). Her sketch duo “Only One of Us Is Jewish” performed at this year’s Toronto Sketchfest and the Big City Improv Festival. She is also the co-creator and star of an irreverent Instagram-based comedic web series, “TruLyfe with Alex and Cara” and a Snapchat-based daily improvised comedy show of the same name. Cara is a regular contributing writer for CBC Comedy’s satirical news website, produces and hosts a popular weekly stand up show in Toronto called “Comedy Night at I’ll Be Seeing You” and has appeared in multiple national commercials.
In just two short years, Cara has quickly established herself as one of the fastest rising and hardest working new talents on the Canadian comedy scene. Cara is known for her bold, high-energy performances that mix character-driven stories, biting wit, and absurdist takes on the everyday struggles of modern life.