ROBBY HOFFMAN: FROM DROP OUT TO STAND-UP
Robby Hoffman has always struggled to identify with a single community. An ex-Hasidic queer New Yorker raised by a single mother with 10 kids in Montreal she juggles multiple identities. In Canada, people often could hear her American accent; now living in L.A. they hear her Canadian accent.
She is an insider outsider, which for a comedian can be a great strength. Perhaps that is why so many Canadian comedians do so well in the States, they fit in in the U.S. but have a keen eye for a culture’s silliness. Her diversity pays off. Now, with an Emmy under her belt and appearances in three shows, including her own set, at the 2019 Montreal Just For Laughs festival, it’s clear that she is also a hardened writer and stand-up comedian. READ MORE
ROBBY HOFFMAN GETS PERSONAL AT HER ‘EARLY EVENING’ TALK SHOW PARODY
Robby Hoffman is not afraid to “go there,” she told her ex-girlfriend on stage in a packed room at the Montreal Improv Theatre during the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. And by “there,” she means into her very odd past, when she worked for a loan shark company, pre-comedy, and regularly took “platonic baths” with her wealthy male friends. READ MORE
Robby Hoffman is a tiny ex-Hasidic queer stand-up comedian, writer, and true original. A writer on The Chris Gethard Show (TruTV), Workin’ Moms (Netflix), and Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC). In 2019, Robby won a Daytime Emmy Award for her writing work on Odd Squad (PBS).
In 2018 Robby was named one of Comedy Central’s UP NEXT comedians and on Conan O’Brien’s Comics to Watch list. She was a headliner for the New York Comedy Festival in 2018 and recorded her first one-hour TV special, I’m Nervous, at JFL42 in Toronto for Crave TV (2019).
Catch her at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival this summer!