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Deborah Kimmett

Deborah Kimmett is a trailblazer in Canadian comedy. She has been a guest on CBC’s The Debaters for seventeen years and has a regular spot in CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Laugh Out Loud. Her last comedy album, Downward Facing Broad, reached number 5 on iTunes. She is the author of Reality Is Overrated, Outrunning Crazy and That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funnier, and her play Miracle Mother was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award. Kimmett’s new book is Window Shopping for God: A Comedian’s Search for Meaning, which comedian Mary Walsh calls “irreverent, poignant [and] utterly readable.”

Kimmett has also been a contributing columnist for More Magazine, Kingston Life, Toronto Life, Canadian Living and the Toronto Star. She lives in Toronto, ON. Visit www.kimmett.ca.

Book cover; Window Shopping For God by Deborah Kimmett

“[Window Shopping for God is] searingly, brutally and hilariously honest!! A beautifully written bittersweet journey celebrating the triumph of spirit. A remarkable read.”

Ron James, comedian and bestselling author of All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road
Deborah Kimmett - photo by Sam Gaetz
Photo: Sam Gaetz