"Kate sees the funny side of motherhood."
- Bill MacLean Center Stage
A comedian, writer, speaker, writer mother of 3 and actress, Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humour in any situation. Kate’s generous Insight and outspoken character, provides a powerful combination to help organizations empower their staff with effective tools for managing stress and sustaining motivation.
Theatrically trained in England, Kate returned to Canada to a successful run on the Canadian stage. From the theatrical stage to the many stages of motherhood, Kate found her newest passion at an open mic one night at a local comedy club. Now, a twelve-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards including the prestigious Phil Hartman Award and the star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network. Kate stars, writes and produces the web series, “Best Before” which also won at the Canadian Comedy Awards and was chosen for Standup and Pitch at Just For Laughs Comedy Pro. Kate has appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1,Prime, WTN, TVO and is on Sirius XM radio. Kate can also be heard on CBC Radio One, “The Debaters” which she also wrote and was grateful to be a part of the Debaters Live theatre tour in 2018 with Live Nation.
As well Kate taped a gala at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Hubcap Comedy Festival and the Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival and headlines across the country. Kate has shared the stage with Lewis Black and Seth Meyers and is also a favorite at corporate events. Kate tours globally with her comedy and speaking which has allowed her to open for President Bill Clinton and Barbara Walters to name a few. During the 2008 season of Last Comic Standing, Kate’s sense of humour endured and carried her into the finals in Canada.
Kate has a new comedy album out Called Tested Positive” as well as her first album “House Arrest” are available on all platforms. Kate has been published in Today’s parent magazine and the Mom and Caregiver Magazine. Her first book the Breast-Feeding Diaries won the iparent media award and her second book which came out in April 2019 called “Second Best Mom – Stories, Tips and Okay Advice” is now available on all platforms.
A letter from kate
It’s funny how life works. I’m a standup comedian and mother of three. My children were a gift to me and to each other. They all got a year of nursing comfort and I enjoyed each and every moment, well almost. I stumbled into a comedy club because of my kids, as I needed to get out of the house and had many stories to tell about them. And because of my comedy “The Breast Feeding Diaries” stumbled upon me, yes Meadowbrook Press found me.
Breastfeeding my children was just the way it was, as they say, “Breast Is Best” and I was lucky enough to have the support and no complications so I was able to breastfeed. I hate it when women vibe other women because they weren’t able to or made the choice to bottle-fed. Being a woman is about supporting each other’s choices.
What they don’t tell when you’re pregnant because all your focus is on labor and actually giving birth is the extreme transformation you go through not only emotionally but physically after the baby is born. When your milk comes in and you wake up like someone just blew your breasts up like a water balloon waiting to burst and their bigger than your babies head the only things that get you through it is a good nursing bra, breast pump and sense of humor. Okay, I guess I should throw in a hungry baby.
After reading all the stories that were submitted by moms across America and I should say a few dads I felt like I belonged to a club of some kind. An inner sanctum of “liquid gold”, as us moms like to call it. I loved reading all the stories of mishaps and moments of breastfeeding misdemeanors. But what I loved most was that I related to all of them, no matter how different or similar to my own experiences they were. That’s the thing about humor it cancels out stress and brings everyone into the same moment. That’s what makes it so magical.
Writing my own experiences brought me back to a time gone by and missed. Reading all the stories were easy, choosing them was the difficult part but the ones I chose really did make me laugh out loud. I also really enjoy the format of the book as a mom I know how hard it is to get through a chapter. Each story in the Breastfeeding Diaries is a quick read so you feel like you’ve gotten through a beginning, middle and end, before the next feeding, diaper change, load of laundry, dishes, okay the list would take up my entire article, “we’re busy.” But a moment of laughter brought to you by moms just like you is Priceless.
I want to thank all of the moms who sent in their stories and for their experiences, through sharing it makes us all feel a little less insane. I look forward to sharing my standup comedy and speaking engagements on Parenting with humor and Balancing Life with Humor with all of you. I can’t wait for the next Diaries Book, The Toddler Diaries I hope it never ends.
Lastly I would like to thank Bruce, Angie, Jennifer, Elaine and everyone else who worked on the book.
So Now You Are Dying What Are You Doing To Live
So now you are dying, what are you doing to live?” is a podcast that takes an intimate look at the two things that are most feared and stigmatized in our society, terminal illness and death and the ways people are experiencing and embracing them. Terminal illness and death are kept so separate from our day-to-day lives and yet it is something we are all going to face… our own mortality. This podcast hopes to shed some light on the experience from people who are going through it and to enlighten, share and help educate a broad audience.
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second best mom
“SECOND BEST MOM” showcases over a decade of motherhood in a series of funny stories, tips and okay advice about raising kids with all the good, bad, and funny that goes along with it.
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the breastfeeding diaries
A hilarious compilation of true stories from mothers about breastfeeding moments gone-awry. Moms can identify with these stories about inadvertent leaking, squirting, flashing, and other embarrassing-but-funny moments. Funny Mommy Kate Davis (TBDand other comedians on the circuit) adds a comedic element to the book by sharing her own personal stories of breastfeeding and how she implements them into her stand-up routine.
BEST BEFORE is a hilarious, never-before-seen comedy about best friends Kate and Kelly. Two 40-ish women trying to find themselves with a good bra and a bottle of wine.