An alumnus of the legendary Second City, Matt wrote and performed in six hit revues, collecting three Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Sketch Troupe and three Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Best Musical. He was recently a series regular on Seed and was a lead on Punched Up, and The Next Comedy Legend. Innumerable TV credits include appearances on Haven, Reign, Saving Hope, The Listener, and Murdoch Mysteries. He is a founding member and Co-Artistic Producer of The National Theatre of the World.
Grace Lynn Kung is a TV, stage and film actress recently garnering an ACTRA award nomination for Outstanding Performance – Female, for her work in “The death (and life) of Carl Naardlinger”. Previously, she was a principal in the feature comedy “Bank$tas” that garnered a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. Film highlights also include Away From Her and The Lottery. She is known to TV audiences for her roles in Being Erica, Slings and Arrows, Remedy and most recently as a series regular in InSecurity for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Comedic Actress. For stage, she has appeared in the National tour of the award- winning Kim’s Convenience with Soulpepper Theatre, as well as Canadian Stage (Yukonstyle), Canadian Rep Theatre (Problem Child) and Nightwood Theatre (A Nanking Winter).
Mark Forward just wrapped production on the feature film No Stranger Than Love in which he plays a principal role opposite Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men), Justin Chatwin and Colin Hanks and was featured on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central).
He has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Just For Laughs: All Access (The Comedy Network) for which he won a Canadian Comedy Award-nomination, and for two seasons Forward was on the writing staff of The Jon Dore Television Show (The Comedy Network/IFC) and played a variety of characters on the show. He was also a writer and cast member on Mr.D on CBC.
Anand has worked extensively with VideoCabaret, CORPUS, Second City, Stratford Festival, CanStage and others. He created Hys Unauthoryzed Lyfe & Tymes, Communist ‘Til Payday, Cowboys & Indians, and Stories From The Mountaintop. Recently, he was in Mustard at the Tarragon Theatre for which he won a Dora award, the Asian Bamboo Cabaret, The 39 Steps and Noises Off at Soulpepper and will soon be appearing in TomorrowLove, a new play presented by Outside The March. He is the cartoon voice of Dug on Terrific Trucks and a regular panelist on CBC Radio’s Because News.
Ryan is an award-winning writer, actor and director in Toronto. He is a graduate of the Playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. He wrote the award-winning short film How To Marry a Mink, and he is currently adapting his play “Credit” into a short film. He has appeared in the APTN/Showcase drama Blackstone, and in the sequel to Canadian comedy classic FUBAR. He is currently completing the Conservatory program at Toronto’s Second City.
Beatriz Yuste is an actor and writer living happily in Toronto. She speaks English, French and Spanish. Her family is from Madrid. She likes fried clams, funny-smart people and Bigfoot. She used to be a tour guide in Peru, hiking the Inca Trail 25 times. She starred in Anita Doron’s feature “Mystico Fantastico”, which was shot on the Beach of the Dead in Mexico, and premiered at Cinequest to rave reviews. She has worked with many award- winning directors, including John Madden, Richard Donner and Bruce MacDonald.
She has written six short films and directed one. Currently, Beatriz is writing her first feature script Milk of Human Kindness.