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The Lusty Mannequins
(Toronto)
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The Show:

Equal parts emotional, wordy, and physical, The Lusty Mannequins are a mischief-filled ride through the clever way they see the world. What's our style? Think Robertson Davies throwing a cocktail party and Helena Bonham Carter, Kristen Wiig and Mr. Bean showing up.

The Bio:

Ashley Comeau, Alastair Forbes, Karen Parker, and Connor Thompson are the Lusty Mannequins. Each an alumni of the Second City Mainstage, combined they boast over fifty years of comedy experience. Combined they would also weigh several hundred pounds and stand over twenty feet tall (if you were stacking them one on top of the other). Combined (again!) they have been nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards (with 3 wins for Karen Parker!), Canadian Screen Awards and Dora Awards and have performed with everyone from John Cleese to the Kids in the Hall.

Formed in 2008 by Ashley and Connor, the troupe got even lustier in 2016 with the addition of Alastair and Karen. These days they star in TV, write TV, produce TV, direct theatre, act in theatre, and teach and perform improv around the world.

In 2016, Ashley co-founded the Mama City Improv Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. The LMs have performed there for two years and in BCIF since 2015.

Equal parts emotional, wordy, and physical, The Lusty Mannequins are a mischief-filled ride through the clever way in which they see the world. What’s our style? Think Robertson Davies throwing a cocktail party and Helena Bonham Carter, Kristen Wiig and Mr. Bean showing up.

We hope you’ll laugh and drink old timey gin with us!