"This ex-UN lawyer's comedy is charming and intelligent." - Montreal Metro


Jess Salomon is a former UN war crimes lawyer turned stand up comic.

The Montreal Metro has called her comedy “charming and intelligent”.

Jess’s festival credits include Just for Laugh’s OFFJFL and ZOOFEST, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Laughing Skull Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Odd Block, and the Ice Breakers Festival.

Other big stuff! Jess taped a gala set at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival that will air on CBC TV Spring of 2017, she’s been on CBC’s The Debaters, and in 2015 she was a semi-finalist in SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition.

Jess has appeared in major Canadian papers such as The Toronto Star, The Montreal Gazette and The National Post, as well as on CBC (Q, Day Six, Daybreak), CJAD, The Beat, and CHOM radio. Her writing has appeared in VICE and The Beaverton and her stand up has been featured on SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs and CBC’s Laugh out Loud.

When she’s not writing and performing Jess likes to check in with her old colleagues in The Hague. She enjoys hearing how sad the war criminals are without her observational wit and storytelling to keep them going. She believes they are jealous of her comedy audience and regret what they have done.