Lead Comedian Coach
Marc Hallworth is an actor, comedian and writer, who regularly does stand-up, sketch and improv comedy. He was part of NXNE and was a semi-finalist in the Toronto Comedy Brawl, and his sketch troupe Vest of Friends has won the Toronto SketchFest Best of the Fest Award, the Montreal SketchFest Best of the Fest Award, the Columbus Brew-ha-ha Producer’s Pick Award, as well as being named one of ’s “10 Troupes You Need To See Right Now.” Marc is our founding comedian coach – he never stops!
Lead Comedian Coach
Christel Bartelse is an Actor, Storyteller, Writer, Creator and Teacher. She is the co-producer & co-host of the Toronto Storytelling Show, “But That’s Another Story”, currently held the first Sunday of the month. Recently Christel was awarded the 99-Second Story Grand-SLAM Winner. Christel teaches numerous workshops in improv, physical comedy, movement around the city and is a proud faculty member of Humber College, The Toronto Film School and George Brown College. She is also the Co-Founder and Operator of Comedy Coop- Canada’s first online comedy school for Women.
Isabel Zaw-Tun has performed at the Port Hope Comedy Festival and Montreal’s Zoofest. She also co-produces Hack Couture, Toronto’s one and only fashion comedy show. Her jokes have been featured on Buzzfeed, Huff post, Funny Or Die, The Chicago Tribune, and Tallboyz. She starred in a turboTax ad that has 43 thumbs down on YouTube.
Thanks to Greg Rodrigo for being our amazing webmaster!
Thanks to Madhu Thyagaraja, Chili Davidson, Sebastian Chow and Joey Crewe for their expert social media posts!
Thanks to Nic Rodrigo for his graphic arts skills!
Thanks for Harpreet Sehmbi for her expertise as a coach!
We will be forever grateful to Kyle Woolven for his magic and skill as one of our original Comedian Coaches. We were thrilled to have the Fabulous Kenny Robinson on our team and learned so much from his many years in the comedy world. We wish Kyle and Kenny success in their future adventures.