DeAnne Smith is an award-winning Canadian-American comedian, writer and columnist. Smith first gained notice as a comedian in 2008 touring her debut full-length solo stand-up show to popular and critical acclaim, culminating in her winning the Sydney Comedy Festival's Time Out Best Newcomer Award and earning a nomination for Best Newcomer in the 2008 Canadian Comedy Awards. Smith has since continued to tour internationally, with her shows proving to be both commercial and critical successes. Her shows have seen Smith nominated for numerous awards, including the Melbourne Comedy Festival's prestigious Barry Award in 2011 and being consistently rated amongst Montreal's Top 10 comedians. In addition to her live solo shows, Smith is also known for her appearances on television and radio, most notably on Australia's Good News Week on the Channel 10 network and HBO series Funny As Hell.Smith began performing stand-up in 2005 at the age of 25, and has produced four solo shows which have toured internationally. She also created and hosts four live comedy show series in Montreal, and co-wrote a show with Sarah Quinn and Samuel Booth which made its festival debut in 2011.