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.
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.