ABOUT the Academy

ABOUT THE Bad Dog ACADEMY

For over 20 years, our basic improv program has helped people from all walks of life improve their confidence, their public speaking, and their creativity. From CEOs to truck drivers, from sales people to ballet dancers, we’ve taught thousands of students the simple joy of improv as an art, business and life skill.

Whether you’re trying to break into the performing arts, hone a creative edge, or simply become more comfortable in front of new people, the Bad Dog Academy’s improv workshops are for you. They’re FUN, the people are supportive and there’s never any pressure to do things you’re uncomfortable with. Just take our introductory improv course and we’re sure you won’t regret it. Thousands of satisfied students, students just like you, can’t be wrong.

Who are we? The Bad Dog Theatre Company is the  home of Theatresports Toronto, the city’s longest continuously running improv show! We’ve been a commanding presence in the Toronto comedy community since 1982. Some of our award-winning alumni have gone on to work in stage, film, radio, and television on shows like Saturday Night LiveAnne of Green GablesThe Road to Avonlea, History Bites, The Red Green Show, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Train 48, Air Farce, Sketchcom, MadTV, and more!

Our faculty – all working actors – have been nominees or winners of Geminis, Doras, and Canadian Comedy Awards. As teachers and performers, they have toured across North America, Europe, Australia & the Caribbean, and they bring their unique perspective to every class.


Want to know more?

If you have any questions regarding our classes, please don't hesitate to contact our Academy Director, Jess Bryson, at academy@baddogtheatre.com


All classes are at The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre (875 Bloor St West) or Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St West)

All classes are at The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre (875 Bloor St West) or Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St West)