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Anders Yates

(Toronto)
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The Show:

Anders Yates brings a taste of the surreal comedy he has long created with his troupe Uncalled For, mixed with a dose of political satire and a great deal of self-deprecating queer sensibility. After years of collaboration with brilliant people, Anders is now creating work that isn’t beholden to tired sketch comedy tropes like dialogue, chemistry, or sharing a dressing room. Plus, now that he’ll no longer be standing next to anybody else, Anders hopes you won’t notice how weirdly tall he is.

The Bio:

Anders Yates is an actor, writer, improviser, stand-up and sketch comedian originally from Montreal. He is a founding member of legendary sketch comedy troupes Uncalled For and Dance Animal. With Uncalled For he has performed improv and sketch comedy across North America and Europe; been nominated for multiple Canadian Comedy Awards; twice won the Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award at the Montreal Fringe (and a third time with Dance Animal); and won Toronto Sketchfest’s own Best of the Fest award. Anders has also been a member of the Second City National Touring Company and is a regular performer with the Bad Dog Theatre Company, with performances in acclaimed shows like Toronto, I Love You and La Grande Jatte. Anders’ stage work also includes the Off-Mirvish production of Oslo (Studio 180), Shove It Down My Throat (Buddies In Bad Times/Pandemic Theatre) and Slip (Tarragon/Circlesnake). Screen credits include movies like Stockholm, Indian Horse and Through Black Spruce as well as appearances on TV shows like Carter, Titans, Taken, Condor and Murdoch Mysteries. Anders is a frequent contributor to the satirical news site The Beaverton.