Debra DiGiovanni is a Canadian stand-up comedienne who became known as one of the top 10 finalists competing in the fifth season of NBC’s reality television series Last Comic Standing. When she learned that she was included in the lineup of top 10 contestants, she gushed, "I'm super-duper excited! This could be the best thing that ever happened to my comedy career. Especially as a Canadian comic, it's great to be able to perform at an international level. It's going to be super fun!" A woman of Italian ancestry, she was one of the inaugural students of Humber College’s Comedy Writing and Performance course, and was also nominated for the Tim Sims Comedy Encouragement Award in 2002.
DiGiovanni also won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in Stand-up in 2003, while during the following year her headline show was lauded by NOW magazine. Apart from her comedy routine, she can also be heard twice a week on CBC radio, and she’s also one of the judges for the MuchMusic channel’s television shows Stars on Trial and Videos on Trial. She is also the host of the 2007 Canadian New Media Awards. DiGiovanni has also performed at the yearly Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, which is many consider to be the biggest comedy event worldwide.
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2011: Unlucky (post-production) - Jeanette
2010: Jay's Movie Is a Piece of Shit - Debra Pisani
2009: Jimmy Two-Shoes (TV series) - Princess Weavil
2003-2007: Last Comic Standing (TV series) - Herself - Comedian
2006: The Jane Show (TV series) - Fourth Floor Staffer #1
2003: The Toronto Show (TV series) - Deb the Receptionist