Bad Dog is raising some moolah for the Diversity & Inclusion Program AND Our Cities, Our Stages - some v. important causes.
How it works: when you donate $$$ I donate zzz (sleep time. aka the marathoning of improv, thoughts, words and movement) up to a cap of 24 hours!
Whether you hate or love improv and this idea donate money to punish me for this decision by taking away my much needed sleep hours. Thank you so much for participating and supporting our arts community!
P.S. I get weird when I am tired.
Andrew Bushell is a Toronto improvisor and actor. You may have seen him in hit Bad Dog shows like Pushpins, La GrandJatte, Girls, The One, Theatresports or Throwdown. As well he is a member of incredible groups such as MANTOWN, Bamboo Kids Club and Fake Cops. He has previously been nominated for a Tim Sims Comedy Award. If you haven’t seen him on stage maybe you’ve seen him on TV! He’s recently appeared on Dark Matter and Netflix’s Between and soon you’ll see him on Designated Survivor. Andrew is very excited to be doing the 24 hour marathon with such a hilarious cast and feels very lucky to be a part of this spectacular community.
Brittney has had the pleasure of performing around Toronto with her troupes Humble Thunder, The Sweet Potatoes, and PANTSUIT. She has been fortunate enough to take part in the Vancouver International Improv Festival, the Del Close Marathon, as well as Blockbuster Week and the Season 3 Featured Players at the Bad Dog Theatre Company. Prior to this Brittney also won the coveted Mutton Bustin' trophy at the Valleyview Fair & Rodeo in 1994.
Coko Galore is an actor, writer and improviser. Coko is a graduate of The Second City Training Centre’s Conservatory (dir. Carly Heffernan) and Longform (dir. Kevin Whalen), and performed in the Writing Program graduation show Literally! A Writing Show (dir. Ian Keeling). Summer 2015, Coko Galore wrote, performed and produced her first solo-show Mixed Chick (dir. Leslie Seiler) at The Toronto Fringe Festival. Her comedy duo Coko and Daphney has performed in comedy festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia. In 2016, Coko Galore was part of Season 2 cast of Bad Dog Featured Players and Assistant Director to Julie Dumais Osborne’s Bad Dog Theatre La Grande Jatte. You can catch Coko performing around Toronto with Coko and Daphney, solo-storytelling and posting food pics on her Instagram (@cokogalore).
Zohaib is currently the head writer and producer at Fusion, a monthly sketch revue at The Social Capital. He is also a graduate of Second City’s Longform Conservatory program and performs regularly with their grad team, Grim Diesel. Recently, as part of the Fomosapiens, he wrote and performed an original sketch revue at the Edmonton Fringe, Basic Witch (Global News, 4/5). He has also performed at the Del Close Marathon 2014, BCIF 2015, BCIF 2016 and Toronto SketchFest 2016. In 2017, he can be seen at Toronto Fringe and of course, as part of Bad Dog’s Featured Players!
Talal is a Calgary born improviser and comedian. He was a member of the first season of the Bad Dog Featured Players and a graduate of the Narrative Studio Series program. Talal has performed in several Bad Dog productions including This Canadian Life, The Pearson, and The One and is thrilled to be a part of the 24 Hour Marathon!
Martha is currently a member of the Bad Dog Featured Players (Season 3). She is a graduate of Second City's Conservatory and Longform Programs, Bad Dog Theatre Company's Studio Ensemble, and was a swing member of the Second City House Company (2016). She performs regularly with troupes Orson Whales and What If, and her writing has appeared in such publications as Buzzfeed, VICE's Motherboard, the Daily Beast, and BlogTO.com. She loves pugs, coffee, and any reality show that featured child stars.
Sean Tabares has been a staple in the Toronto improv community for almost as many hours as he'll be improvising in this marathon. He couldn't be more excited to join such an exciting group for such a great cause. He's traveled to numerous cities in North America for various improv festivals under the banner of several troupes, most notably PROJECTproject and Big In Japan. He's sailed the seas on behalf of The Second City performing sketch and improv for countless drunken cruise goers. As for 24 hour improv marathons, this is Sean's first, and he's excited what his quirky brain will come up with in the latter half.