She The People

Ann Pornel (Ensemble) Described by the Globe and Mail as “a right hot blast of funny,” Ann Pornel cut her comedy teeth as a regular cast member on Sunday Night Live, a weekly sketch show in Toronto, and continued creating biting satire at the venerated Second City Toronto MainStage where she wrote 3 critically-acclaimed shows. She is a Canadian Comedy Award nominee and winner of the 2017 Entertainer of the Year award from My Entertainment World. Ann’s unique perspectives on diversity, body image and inclusion have garnered her spots at NBC’s Break Out Comedy Festival and JFL42 Toronto. You can hear Ann as a panelist on CBC’s Because News or see her in Bad Dog Theatre's runaway hit Hook Up, or on award-winning television shows such as Odd Squad, The Baroness Von Sketch Show, and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Ashley Comeau (Ensemble) is an actor, producer, and writer hailing from Brampton, Ontario. Ashley is a Second City alumna who wrote and starred in three revues which garnered her a Dora nomination and a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. She was named Best Female Improviser from NOW Magazine’s “Best Of Awards 2015” and her comedy troupe The Lusty Mannequins were just named 'Best of the Fest' at the 2018 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. The Lustys have toured Europe, North America, and have been to South Africa twice for the Mama City Improv Festival (which Ashley co-founded!). Select theatre credits include: Little Black Dress The Musical, People Suck, Songbuster: An Improvised Musical, Noises Off & Girls Night Out! She writes, acts and produces for TV and stage now, used to be a tour guide, and almost became a funeral director. That pretty much sums her up.

Kirsten Rasmussen (Ensemble) Kirsten Rasmussen is an award winning comedian known for her larger than life characters and physicality. She is alumni of the Second City Toronto Mainstage, a teacher/director and performer at Second City Training Centre and the Bad Dog Theatre. She performs and tours regularly with her comedy duos, K$M with Matt Folliott, and The Bloody Marys with Leigh Cameron. Kirsten is also known for her solo sketch shows Full Time Idiot and Kirsten, Get Some Friends which won the Just For Laughs Award at Montreal Sketchfest and was the Patrons's Pick at Toronto Sketchfest respectively. Kirsten's work has been seen on your TV screen the screen in Dino Dana, Odd Squad, The Beaverton, Schitt's Creek, and various commercials selling you things.

Paloma Nuñez (Ensemble) is an award-winning Canadian-American actor who has been performing across North America for the past 15 years. Recent theatre credits include: She The People (Second City), The MAD Show (Theater Aspen), The Wonder Pageant (Coal Mine Theatre), Moonstruck (Tarragon/Bad Dog Theatre), and Chile Con Carne (Factory Theatre). When she’s not on stage, she’s on your screens! Selected TV/Film credits include: Spotlight, Shazam!, Mouthpiece, Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC), Kim’s Convenience (CBC), In Contempt (BET), and Schitt’s Creek (CBC).

Tricia Black (Ensemble) Tricia Black is a maritimer who has studied sketch, improvisation and musical improvisation at The Second City Training Center in Toronto and Chicago, as well as iO Chicago. She writes, composes and produces original Canadian musicals with her award winning theatre company, Tweed & Company Theatre. She has been a long time member of Toronto’s sketch troupe “The Sketchersons”. Tricia is an ensemble member of the queer sketch show “A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Elaganza”, it was named one of the Top Five Comedy shows of 2018 by Now Magazine, and has been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards. She can be seen currently performing with the Toronto critics pick nominated show “Kinsey Fail” (Bad Dog Theatre), and Canadian Comedy Award Nominated show “Hookup” (Bad Dog Theatre).

Karen Parker (Ensemble) Karen is a 3 time Canadian Comedy Award winning/Dora nominated actor and an alumnae of the Second City Toronto Mainstage (Facebook of Revelations, Tazed and Confused, Barack to the Future). She has been the Assistant to the Director for two MainStage shows, was Director of the National Touring Company, Family Co. and House Co. She has performed with theatre companies across Canada. Selected film and television credits include: Designated Survivor, Odd Squad, People of Earth, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Hemlock Grove, Beauty & The Beast, The Firm, Saving Hope and Being Erica. When not performing she is an acting and improv! instructor at the Second City Training Centre and Making Box Theatre. Karen also travels the world teaching and performing with the Lusty Mannequins. The Lustys recently took home the Best of the Fest award at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and can be seen premiering their new show “Uncommonwealth” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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