Cara Connors, a native Chicagoan turned Canadian, just filmed her first major television taping at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and is the creator, writer and star of two original digital web series for CBC Comedy (“Cara Cooks” and “Every BLANK Ever”) as well as several original digital sketches (“Every Dog Owner Ever,” “The Audition,” and “The Dog Trainer.”) This year she was nominated for the “Best Female Rookie Comedian” award for I Heart Jokes Awards, the Tim Sims Encouragement Award at Second City 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 was also first runner-up at last year’s She Devil Comedy Festival in New York City, headlined at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and produces and hosts a popular weekly stand up show in Toronto called “Comedy Night at I’ll Be Seeing You.”
Cara is a recent graduate of the Second City Conservatory in Toronto and has also trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in Los Angeles and Second City Hollywood. 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 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.