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The Arkin and Friends

  • Presented by Monkey Toast
  • David Shore
  • May 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
  • $10.00
  • 60 Mins
  • Details
    The Arkin is a brand new improv format developed by six-time Canadian Comedy Awards winners, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show.
    In 2003, Second City Alumnus and (future) Academy Award winning actor, Alan Arkin taught a 3-day improv Master Class in Toronto. This class was a life changing experience for most of its participants. Based on an exercise from this class, Monkey Toast creator David Shore came up with the idea for new improv format and began workshopping it with the MT Players upon his return form the UK. The result of that workshop was The Arkin.
    The Monkey Toast Players are some of the best and most experienced improvisers in the country. The majority of the troupe are alumni of The Second City Mainstage.
    Each month they present a rotating cast of 6 of The Monkey Toast Players along with their musical director, to perform The Arkin. Plus they'll be joined each show by a special guest comedian, or improv troupe to open up the show.
    The cast for the May 26, 2019 installment of The Arkin & Friends:

    David Shore, Lisa Merchant, Dale Boyer, Liz Johnston, Kerry Griffin and more with music by Matthew Reid.

    The Monkey Toast players will also be joined by special guest, comedian Ted Morris, who’s debut album has just been nominated for best comedy album at the 2019 Canadian Comedy Awards!
    For more information about this and other shows, please visit www.monkeytoast.com 

    Audience advisory: Suitable for audiences 14 and over. May contain mature content.

  • The Team


    • The Monkey Toast Players Are:
    • Lisa Merchant
    • David Shore
    • Jan Caruana
    • Herbie Barnes
    • Dale Boyer
    • Liz Johnston
    • Marcel St. Piere
    • Paul Bates
    • Leigh Cameron
    • Paul Constable
    • Jim Annan
    • Kerry Griffin
    • Albert Howell
    • Jack Mosshammer
    • Kathy Greenwood
    • Marty Adams
    • Teresa Pavlinek
    • Sandy Jobin-Bevans
    • Jennifer Goodhue
    • Matt Folliet


    • David Shore - Director & Co-Artistic Director
    • Lisa Merchant - Co-Artistic Director