Artists Emma Cooper
Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper is a settler who has been performing stand-up comedy in dimly lit bars, service elevators, barns, blanketforts and festivals since 2007. They are the host of the comedy show Rape is Real & Everywhere, which sold out across Canada in 2016 and provided performers and audiences with cathartic laughs prior to the height of #MeToo. For five years, Emma worked as a walking tour guide on unceded Coast Salish Territory, telling stories of this place and wondering how to reconcile settler stories with those of folks who have been here since time immemorial.