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    J Murphy


    J Murphy is a stand-up and musical comedian, international TEDx speaker, published author, producer, bookwriter, lyricist, composer, actor and dancer based in Toronto. Their dynamic body of work has caught the attention of major outlets such as NBC, Toronto Star, West End Best Friend, CTV, NOW Magazine, and more.


    They have toured in Canada and the UK with their standup and storytelling solo show, "A Tinderella Story: Swipe, Wince, Repeat," which garnered a glowing ★★★★ review from West End Best Friend for being "Funny, forthright, and fabulous." This show not only graced the stages of the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival but also had sold-out performances at Toronto’s Comedy Bar and Hamilton’s The Staircase. Heralded by critics and audiences alike, the show's unique amalgamation of comedy, musical comedy, storytelling, and interactive elements resonates universally, especially with anyone who's ever been on a bad date.


    J's flair for musical comedy was further showcased when they penned the book and lyrics for a comedic musical, which the Toronto Star said “Strikes a chord”. This production also made waves when J produced it at the Toronto Fringe Festival, becoming one of the top-selling shows of that year. Moreover, J's short play was spotlighted at the InspiraTO Festival, Canada’s largest 10-minute play festival, and their digital mini-musical captivated audiences at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.


    Their multifaceted skills are backed by training from renowned institutions such as Second City, the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective's Writers Workshop (under the guidance of Leslie Arden), Theatre Aquarius, and Queen’s University. J's versatility shines as they've showcased their talents in stand-up and musical comedy, theatre, musicals, improv, salsa dancing, and DJing for high-profile brands like Red Bull. As an eloquent speaker, J has delivered keynote speeches on international stages. A testament to their passion for dance, they recently were awarded two silver medals in salsa and bachata at the Montreal Salsa Convention.


    ★★★★ "Funny, forthright and fabulous"

    -West End Best Friend


    ★★★★★ "Professional and Funny"

    "J Murphy is a true professional. Their comedy is both relatable and professional."

    -Vinny Vinelli, Producer


    What to Expect

    J Murphy's Comedy Act: From Life's Absurdities to the Extraordinary


    Are you in search of entertainment that is uniquely funny, thoughtful, and engaging? J Murphy brings the humor of everyday life and the extraordinary to your event with a comedy act that will have your audience laughing all night long.


    J's stand-up routines explore a range of topics, from the quirks of modern living to the hilarity of unexpected life events. Armed with quick wit, candid observations, and an unmatched storytelling talent, J creates a comedic experience that is as relatable as it is hilarious.


    J Murphy brings laughs aplenty with their clever and relatable comedy act. Tackling the quirks of modern living with wit and sharp observations, J's performances resonate with a diverse range of audiences. Featured by the Toronto Star and with a record of top-selling shows, J's professional, engaging, and versatile approach ensures unforgettable entertainment for your event. For a blend of hilarity and thought-provoking humor, make J Murphy your go-to comedian. Note: Use the contact form for booking inquiries or further information.


    Why should you book J Murphy for your event?


    1. Experience: With a track record of top-selling shows at the Toronto Fringe and an upcoming show at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, J brings a wealth of professional comedic talent to the stage.


    2. Engaging: J's performances are not only hilariously entertaining but also thought-provoking. They invite the audience into a shared human experience, sparking conversations and creating memorable moments.


    3. Versatile:*Whether it's a comedy festival, corporate event, or private gathering, J's routines are adaptable to suit the atmosphere of any event, ensuring your guests have an unforgettable experience.


    4. Professional: J prides themself on professionalism and reliability, providing a smooth and stress-free experience for event organizers.


    5. Entertaining: With J Murphy on stage, entertainment is a guarantee. Your guests will leave with smiles on their faces, their sides aching from laughter, and a refreshed view on life's absurdities.


    Give your event a comedic twist and create an unforgettable experience for your guests with J Murphy's unique brand of humor.


    Note: For booking inquiries or further information, please use the contact page provided.