Elvira Kurt

Elvira Kurt is a Canadian national treasure in the Dept. of Comedy, a trail-blazing queer icon whose awards, accolades and accomplishments are far too many to mention. Except for these - talk show host: popcultured with Elvira Kurt, -game show host: Spin Off,  -writer & performer: Baroness Von Sketch Show, Match Game, The Debaters,  -actor: DeGrassi: The Next Generation,  -writer & talent director: Canada’s Drag Race, The Great Canadian Baking Show, MasterChef Canada,  -Hall of Shame curator for CBC radio's  ‘Q’  and also,  ‘q'.

Elvira’s comedy specials are -award-winning: Big Girl Now! , -trendsetting: Out There, Comedy Central Presents, -and- persistent, even in a pandemic: #CanadaPerforms: Elvira Kurt. She’s sold-out theaters with solo shows from Iqaluit to New Zealand, slayed at international comedy festivals from JFL to Sydney and has showcased everywhere from The Tonight Show to NickMom Night Out.

Elvira continues to break new ground whether it's being featured in a coloring book of queer superstars, getting married and attending Pride in Miss Persona, the first pre-school series to feature an openly gay family storyline or, during a covid lockdown, hosting -alone in a theater- the CBC Arts broadcast special, Queer Pride Inside. This is one busy Teacup Butch!

Awards? She has a few: Canadian Screen, Canadian Comedy, SF Film Festival, Worldfest Gold, Silver, Toronto Fringe Festival and, for the short film she wrote, Reel Women Seen, the Jury Choice Award at Cannes! Clearly, Elvira’s no slouch.