A Toronto native and alumna of Second City, Elvira Kurt is an accomplished comedian who has hosted her own TV program in Canada, has starred in an acclaimed Comedy Central half-hour special, has earned multiple nominations as College Comedian Of The Year, and has countless other TV credits as a comic, actress, host, writer – often on gay-lesbian shows.
Elvira Kurt is a Canadian comedian, and was the host of the game show Spin Off. She hosted the entertainment satire/talk show PopCultured with Elvira Kurt, which began on The Comedy Network in Canada in 2005. That show’s style was similar to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is of Jewish Hungarian descent.
Openly lesbian, she coined the term “fellagirly” to describe herself and other lesbians whose style is a blend of butch and femme, as opposed to strictly one or the other.
Her comedic style relies heavily on complaints about celebrity culture, her own appearance, and the effects of aging.
She performed at the inaugural We’re Funny That Way! comedy festival in 1997, and appeared in the festival’s documentary film in 1998.
In 2007, Kurt hosted the second season of the gay wedding series First Comes Love (which originated in Canada under the title My Fabulous Gay Wedding). She is a judge on The Second City’s Next Comedy Legend, a frequent guest on the CBC Radio show The Debaters, and a weekly guest on Q where she does a “Cultural Hall of Shame” segment each week, typically on the last half-hour on the Friday morning broadcast.
Kurt was the host of Spin Off, a prime time quiz show on Hamilton-based television station CHCH-DT. Mark Burnett was executive producer and creator of Spin Off, which premiered on September 11, 2013