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Courtney is a Toronto-based writer and comedian who has been performing stand up for six years. In 2012 she graduated from the comedy writing program at The Second City Training Centre where she produced sketches for the main stage, and went on to write and direct sketches for the "Bull Pen" show at The John Candy Box theatre. She starred in the award-winning web series "Bill & Sons Towing"; her episode "Bikini Calendar" was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and featured on FunnyOrDie. She l
Courtney Gilmour is one of Toronto's most unique voices and sought after comedy talents, named by NOW Magazine as “one of the top 10 stage artists to watch”. She delivered a breakout performance at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal by winning the Homegrown Comics Competition and filming a set for Kevin Hart's LOL Network. Courtney's victory at the 2017 Just For Laughs Homegrown was the first by a female comic in the 19 year history of the event. In 2018 she topped it with televised performances at CBC’s Winnipeg and Halifax comedy festivals, as well as a triumphant return to Montreal to tape a set for The Comedy Network at Just for Laughs.
Courtney was one of the 42 at Toronto’s JFL42 festival two years in a row with her own run of headlining shows and in April 2019 she wrapped a hugely successful tour as part of the Just For Laughs Roadshow. She returned once again to Montreal for another round of Just For Laughs shows including a televised performance on The Howie Mandel Gala airing on The CW Network.
Her solo Fringe show “‘Congratulations!’ Stories of Achievement, Embarrassment, & Self-Worth” debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival in summer 2019 and was met with sold out shows, glowing reviews from press outlets city-wide, as well as multiple awards including Best of Fringe and Patrons’ Pick, earning her three extra performance runs. The show is in the works for becoming a published book.
She has written for and made appearances on The Beaverton, the web series Space Dragon & Kim, and CBC’s The Debaters. She can be seen touring around the country with Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Clubs and heard regularly on SiriusXM and CBC LOL. Courtney’s warm, accessible, and intelligent brand of stand up has made her a hit with audiences nationwide.
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