"Observant and witty, Katharine Ferns is a modern, 21st century woman, who throws herself into life and consequently her jokes." - * * * * TVBOMB
"Salty-sweet, savagely honest, brutally funny." - The Scene Magazine
"Polished Canadian comic" - Chortle
Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. With seemingly sweet and innocent charm, Katharine finds dark comedy in her observations on relationships, family, mental illness, feminism and her past misadventures.
In 2012, Katharine was a finalist in the Toronto’s Funniest Comedian Contest at Just For Laughs (JFL42). She has also opened for Big Jay Oakerson, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger, Tom Segura, Sam Tripoli, Baron Vaughn, Brian Redban from Deathsquad and Brendon Walsh. Katharine was nominated for the 2013 Fresh Meat Competition for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund sponsored by The Second City, Toronto.
Katharine was featured on the ichannel (Canada’s political and social issues network) in the stand-up series No Kidding and as a panelist on Inside Joke in 2014. She also appeared in an episode of MTV's Losing It and several theatrical productions with the PineTree Players in Alberta. Katharine also hosted a monthly show COMEDY INFERNO and was the weekly headliner at the Hot Box in Toronto.
In 2014 Katharine moved to the UK to continue her career in her family’s home country. That year she was a finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act Competition and in 2015, Katharine brought her 4 star debut solo show "Conscious, Incompetent" to the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
At the 2016 Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Katharine raised money for www.refuge.org.uk and www.health-in-mind.org.uk with her shows "Katharine Ferns is Faking It" and from her split hour of stand-up with Evelyn Mok.
In 2017 Katharine will be at the Leicester Comedy Festival, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Vancouver Fringe Festival with her new show "Katharine Ferns is in Stitches" which is a comedic storytelling journey about domestic violence, mental illness with some feminism for comic relief.