- Country: Canada
- Province/State: Ontario
- City: Toronto
- How do you Identify?: Female
- Field of Work: Fiction/Scripted and Other
- Union: WGC
- Interested In: TV Writing Room, Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material, and Other
- Recent Credits: This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mr D. Show, The Beaverton.
- Favourite Movies: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless ind, Napoleon Dynamite,
A few years ago, Cathryn Naiker decided to leave her career in broadcasting to follow her dreams of becoming a comedy writer, comedian and according to the British Journal of Psychiatry, completely insane. But the risk has paid off.
In 2018 Cathryn started writing for This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Previously she was the writers room Script Coordinator for The Mr D Show season 8 and The Beaverton Season 2, plus is a writing contributor for their website. She has also been a writing consultant for the popular YouTube Channel ASAPScience. Currently she is a bursary recipient with the Toronto Artscape Daniels Launchpad studio and is developing her a series of independent projects.
Cathryn was also a top finalist in The Writers Guild of Canada and Bell Media’s Diverse Screenwriters program. She also wrote and co-starred in the IPF funded web series Dhaliwal ‘15 with YouTube star Jus Reign.
As a comedian, she has been accepted to the Women In Comedy Festival (WICF Boston) and performed at top comedy festivals such as, Just For Laughs 42, JFL Zoo fest, Gilda’s Club Laugh Fest, She Dot (Toronto 3 years in a row), Border City Comedy Fest, Brantford Comedy Fest, and NXNE to name a few. Cathryn was also featured in Sirius XM’s Canada’s Top Comic.
She is an in demand performer in Canada’s comedy scene and continues to pursue her goals of hilarious domination.