The Second City Project cast

Marty Adams

Marty Adams

Marty Adams is an actor and writer whose career has taken him all across the board in the entertainment industry. He wrote and performed in four Mainstage revues with The Second City Toronto. He is a multiple Canadian comedy award recipient, winning Best Comedic Play three years in a row. He was nominated for the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award recognizing top young comedic talent. Marty has also worked as a stand-up comedian with Yuk Yuk’s international stand-up comedy. Select film and TV credits include: Lost Girl, Repo Men, Orphan Black, The Ron James Show, Scare Tactics, SpunOut, and Saw 4. Marty also has a reoccurring role on Hemlock Grove.
Tim Baltz

Tim Baltz

Tim Baltz is an alumnus of Second City Chicago, having performed in two Second City e.t.c revues and one Second City Mainstage revue. In 2011 he was honoured with the Jeff Award for Best Actor in a Revue for his work in the e.t.c. stage production of Sky’s the Limit: Weather Permitting. He recently had guest roles on Global’s Chicago P.D., and Veep, and was the principal character in The Onion’s hit fantasy football web series Tough Season. He will soon be seen as an ensemble performer on Season Two of DrunkHistory. Tim created and starred in Shrink, a pilot presentation that won Best Comedy Pilot and the Critics’ Award at the 2012 New York Television Festival. Shrink is currently being developed as a series at Pivot Network.
Caitlin Howden

Caitlin Howden

Caitlin Howden is originally from Montreal, but moved to Toronto to study at Ryerson University’s Theatre conservatory. After graduating, she quickly made her way to The Second City’s Mainstage cast, where she wrote and co-starred in four critically acclaimed Mainstage revues. With a total of 13 Canadian Comedy Award nominations in four years, four of them are for Best Female Improviser. In 2012, her group The Sunday Service won Best Improv Troupe in Canada. Last year, her TIFF debut Crackin’ Down Hard, directed by Mike Clattenburg (Trailer Park Boys), was chosen as one of the Top Ten Shorts. You can hear her on CBC radio’s “This Is That” as well as “Same Time Next Week”, a new show with comedians Ryan Beil and Charlie Demers. Since moving to Vancouver, Caitlin has worked with the NFB, writing and acting in her own comedic shorts.
Kayla Lorette

Kayla Lorette

Kayla Lorette is a comedian living in Toronto, Ontario. She has performed with many diverse companies including Catch23 Improv, Ghost Jail Theatre, the Short Notice Show, Impromptu Splendour and The Sufferettes. Kayla has been nominated for several Canadian comedy awards, the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund and a Gemini for her performance in YTV’s That’s So Weird. Her work as an improviser has given her the opportunity to travel to many festivals, perform alongside such people as Colin Mochrie and Joe Flaherty, as well as complete several European tours. She has performed in Paris, Berlin and Vienna. Kayla’s work in television includes The Ron James Show, The Kids in the Hall series Death Comes to Town, and That’s So Weird, which won a Canadian comedy award for Best Television Ensemble. You can also see her roller skate poorly in Picnic Face’s feature film, Roller Town. She also plays a space super villain in the web series Space Riders: Division Earth.
Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson is one of the stand-out stars of the Second City Mainstage in Chicago. He was most recently seen in a multiple-episode arc on Veep opposite to Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Sam recently wrapped filming on the sequel Horrible Bosses 2, and he was most recently on the big screen in We’re the Millers. He recurred on the last season of The Office, and has also appeared on Arrested Development and Key and Peele. Sam was featured as one of the Sketch New Faces of Comedy at the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival.
Steve Waltien

Steve Waltien

Steve Waltien hails from the beautiful state of Vermont but lives and works in Chicago where he performs on The Second City Mainstage. Steve has written three shows on the Mainstage as well as two critically acclaimed sketch shows at iO and UCB with his writing partner, Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper. Their first show was named ‘the best sketch show of the year’ by the Chicago Tribune. Steve has written and improvised many shows all over the world at places like The Second City, iO, and the Upright Citizens Brigade and is a member of The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Steve was lucky to be a part of the Mr. Show Reunion with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross at the Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago in 2009.
Bob Martin

Bob Martin

Bob Martin is a writer, actor, comedian and alumni of The Second City as both an actor and director. A prolific playwright, actor and director, Bob’s creative curriculum vita includes co-writing and starring in The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway for which he won a Tony Award. He is one of the creators of Slings & Arrows and Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays, and recently wrote and produced the North American version of Sensitive Skin starring Kim Cattrall. He is currently adapting the classic film The Sting for Broadway.
Paul Bates

Paul Bates

Paul is best known for his role as Jeff on Dan for Mayor. He got his start at The Second City, where he wrote and performed in six revues. Other stage credits include It’s A Wonderful Toronto, SlapShot Live, The Soaps, An Inconvenient Mu- sical, and SARSical, for which he received a Dora Award nomination. Other film and TV credits include The Ron James Show, Against The Wall, Puppets Who Kill, The Tuxedo and Welcome to Mooseport. Paul is one-half of the musical comedy duo The Williamson Playboys, and one-third of the sci-fi improvisation podcast Illusionoid.
Tim Hamilton

Tim Hamilton

The best-known example of director Tim Hamilton’s dry, irreverent sense of humor is his short film Truthin Advertising, which he also co-wrote. As well as being an internet phenomenon and named one of the top six Internet films of all time by Shift magazine, this film was shown in official competition at The Cannes Film Festival. Tim’s first feature film, Mama’s Boy, was released in 2008. The film stars Jon Heder, Diane Keaton, Jeff Daniels, Anna Faris, and Eli Wallach. Prior to this, Tim directed a sketch comedy series for Steve Martin’s company Martin Stein and NBC, called The Downer Channel. Tim is also a successful, multiple award-winning commercial director, doing hundreds of comedy commercials for the United States, Canada, France, Germany and the UK. Clients have included Bud Light, AGF, Lexus, Verizon and Toyota.
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