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Program: Comedy Writing and Performance


Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Program Director, Comedy Writing & Performance

An award-winning author and screenwriter, Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson called Andrew “the foremost chronicler of Canadian comedy."  He writes the "Road Sage" humour column for the Globe and Mail.

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Robin Duke

Robin Duke

Full-time Faculty, Comedy Writing & Performance

Robin Duke is best known for her work in television on SCTV and Saturday Night Live.

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Allan Guttman

Allan Guttman

Full-time Faculty, Comedy Writing & Performance

Allan was director of the Training Centre at Second City, Toronto, for seventeen years. He has also taught at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (California), the University of Southern California, and the Actors Studio Drama School in New York.

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Larry Horowitz

Larry Horowitz

Full-time Faculty, Comedy Writing & Performance

Larry worked with theatre groups such as Festival Four and Home Made Theatre before trying stand-up comedy in 1973. After assisting in the establishment of Mark Breslin’s Yuk Yuk’s comedy chain, he remained a shareholder and headline performer. 

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Christel Bartelse

Christel Bartelse

Christel is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Program and the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. 

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Shawn Campbell

Shawn Campbell

Shawn is an acting coach and director, as well as a teacher. He is a member of the Ontario Talent Bank, and of the Toronto Association of Acting Studios.

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Anne Fenn

Anne Fenn

Anne Fenn's professional comedy writing experience includes TV, film, radio, print journalism and stage. Anne has written and story edited myriad TV series, MOWs, short and feature films, and continues to develop her own projects.

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Deb Filler

Deb Filler

Deb Filler has worked as an actor, writer and comedian internationally. In the past three years she has been playwright-in-residence at several theatre companies.

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Melody A Johnson

Melody A Johnson

Melody Johnson is an accomplished and award winning actor, writer and teacher and has worked extensively across the country and beyond. 

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Bruce McCulloch

Bruce McCulloch

Bruce Ian McCulloch is an actor, writer, comedian, and film director. McCulloch is best known for his work as a member of The Kids in the Hall, a popular Canadian comedy troupe, and as a writer for Saturday Night Live.

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Bruce Pirrie

Bruce Pirrie

After graduating from York University with a BFA (Honours), Bruce began a long association with Second City that took him from critically acclaimed Mainstage performer to respected Director, Head Writer, and Producer on various Second City stages.

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Mike Sacks

Mike Sacks

Sacks published a collection of humor pieces in February 2011. The book, Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason, contains pieces from The New YorkerEsquireTimeVanity FairMcSweeney’s, and other publications. The publisher was Tin House Books.

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