Sabrina Jalees is a comedian, actor, keynote speaker and writer based in New York City (Brooklyn.)
Since stepping onto the stage of (Torontoâ€™s) Yuk Yukâ€™s amateur night at 16, sheâ€™s become one of the most recognizable faces in the Canadian media.
Lovers of comedy were immediately intrigued by the Â½ -Pakistani, Â½ -Swiss teenâ€™s humor (â€¦mostly because she was so damned clever (and admittedly, partially due to her moustache at the time).
She was soon skipping class to tour the country. Going on to record a CTV Comedy Now special, perform at the famed Just For Laughs Festival and break Mike Myersâ€™ record as the youngest improviser ever hired by Second City.
Between now and then sheâ€™s crossed over into acting (CBSâ€™s Flashpoint, Lifetimeâ€™s Mom at Sixteen), hosts a Canadian reality series (YTVâ€™s In Real Life) as well as a national radio show (CBCâ€™s Laugh Out Loud) and is best known for her rapier wit as a fixture of the most popular show on Canadaâ€™s version of MTV (Much Musicâ€™s Video On Trial).
Her confidence and ambition has been in the scope of several international publications (Cosmogirl, Marie Claire Italy, ABCâ€™s Switched) and has led to the birth of a budding career in motivational speaking. Her comedy itself has caught glimpses of the globe, having toured North America, England and South Africa.
Cut to now. Sheâ€™s completed her B.A. in Radio and Television Production. Sheâ€™s moved to the U.S. where sheâ€™s heavily booked touring colleges across the country. Sheâ€™s turned some important heads (NBCâ€™s Last Comic Standing, Logoâ€™s Year End Review, Animal Planetâ€™s The A-List) and sheâ€™s working on turning a few more (i.e. You).