Jessica Holmes (born August 29, 1973 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian comedian and actress well known for her work with the Royal Canadian Air Farce, which she joined in 2003. She attended Canterbury High School followed by Ryerson University.
For one season, she hosted her own show, The Holmes Show; she also appeared on XPM.
Holmes is the daughter of a feminist mother and a Mormon father and was for two years, a missionary in Venezuela for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is no longer a member of the church. In her comedy, she parodies right wing Christian fundamentalists through her character, Candy Anderson Henderson. She also parodies this by appearing as Sister Bessy, an nun with a thick Scottish accent that comments on politics.
On both The Holmes Show and Air Farce she has performed caricatures of various celebrities, including Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Myriam Bedard, Belinda Stronach, Geri Halliwell, and others.