Canadian-born comedian and artist Jacq Frances moved to New York City in 2012 where she began performing and producing works under her stage name, Jacq the Stripper. Her first book, The Beaver Show: The Crass and Inspiring Saga of an Enterprising Megababe (2015) launched her career as a multidisciplinary artist, storyteller and entrepreneur. Using her wit, illustrative proclivities and million-dollar smile, Frances brought joy and levity to the misunderstood life and work of strippers everywhere. After meeting a washed-up comedian during the day shift in Times Square, she set her sights on stand-up comedy, producing and headlining Venus Fly Trap, a monthly comedy show in New York City's Greenwich Village from 2014-2020. She went on to publish STRIPTASTIC! A Celebration of Dope-Ass C***s who Like Money (2017) and How to Not Be a Dick in a Strip Club: A Patron's Guide (2017) among others, before being invited to act in and consult on the film Hustlers (2019) starring Jennifer Lopez. This would change everything.

Frances now lives in Los Angeles and is publishing works, films, and art through her independent studio and art collective, Art Camp Productions.

Divorced in Paradise - Frances' 6th book and 4th comedy tour - will be released this summer and touring across the US & Canada.

Her first film, Tuesdays with Brian, which she wrote, starred in, directed and executive produced, premieres this fall.