Rachelle Elie

“There is no denying this performer’s courage, engagement and intelligence.”

Happiest Medium, New York

Rachelle is a comedian, actress and producer based out of Ottawa. Since 2001 she has written and performed five one-woman shows and has toured across Canada and the US. She won an Outstanding Comedy Award with the Ottawa Fringe and her one woman show S#!t I’m In Love With You Again (SIILWYA) has been at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was invited to be a part of the Off-Broadway Encore Series in New York. In 2018 Rachelle was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Just For Laughs Comedy Award. She has participated in the First Air Arctic Comedy Festival in Iqaluit, Hub Cap Comedy Festival in New Brunswich, Women In Comedy Festival in Boston and Just For Laughs 42 in Toronto. She has been producing The Rag Bag Cabaret since the 90’s and The Rash Comedy Bash since 2017.

Rag Bag Cabaret along with her new stand up comedy show: Lady Rash (Don’t Google it) was chosen to be in the prestigious ZooFest Off Just For Laughs in Montreal. During the pandemic Rachelle has done virtual comedy for Good Foods, Altima, CMPA, Canada Revenue Agency and Ericsson to name a few. In July 2021 her comedy will be featured on the Just For Laughs Originals Label and she recently performed in the Festival D’Humour a Gatineau. She is presently working on a Comedy Pilot En Francais in Montreal and will be touring France with Can Fran Comedy festival next summer!

EN FRANÇAIS:

Née à Toronto d’un père haïtien et d’une mère américaine, Rachelle Elie est une comédienne et humoriste de la région d’Ottawa. Depuis 2001, elle a écrit et joué cinq one-woman show en anglais à travers le Canada et les États-Unis. Elle a même été invitée à jouer son spectacle S#it I’m In Love With You Again au Off-Broadway à New York et au prestigieux festival Fringe d’Édimbourg. Elle a participé au premier Air Arctic Comedy Festival à Iqaluit, au Hub Cap Comedy Festival au Nouveau-Brunswick, au Women In Comedy Festival à Boston et à Just For Laughs 42 à Toronto.

Son disque S#!t I’m In Love With You Again, qui contient à la fois des chansons et des numéros humoristiques, tourne régulièrement sur les ondes de Just For Laughs Radio sur SIRIUS XM. En 2018, elle a été en nomination pour le Canadian Comedy Award et pour le Just For Laughs Comedy Award. Bilingue depuis son enfance, elle travaille maintenant dans les deux langues et joue régulièrement en français dans les différents clubs de comédie québécois. Dans la cinquantaine, elle est mère depuis plus de 20 ans et partage sa vie avec un gynécologue. En sept Rachelle a participé à la Le festival D’Humur A Gatineau.


AWARDS

  • Outstanding comedy award Ottawa fringe
  • Nominated for Just For Laughs Comedy Award
  • Nominated for Montreal Clown Fest Award
  • Best of Fest Winnipeg Fringe
  • Melvyn Stutter pick of the Fringe

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