Who Are The Men?
Bruce Hunter hails from Calgary where he studied improvisation and theatre at the University of Calgary under the guidance of Theatre Sports guru Keith Johnstone. He played theatre sports at it's inception with the Loose Moose Theatre and worked in dramatic theatre with One Yellow Rabbit and Ikarus Players, performing in the first years of the Edmonton fringe. Moving to Toronto in 1980 to study Mime with Ron East at the Toronto Mime School unlimited he toured around Canada and the United States performing. In Toronto he became involved in Second City in the touring and London Companies and started teaching Improvisation to what has now been thousands of students over his 26 years at Second City. He taught at Humber college as well as the University of Toronto and Ryerson as a guest lecturer. Bruce has performed in dozens of television shows and film projects “The Day Reagan was shot” “Good Will Hunting” “Eerie Indiana” & “Degrassi” to name a few. Some of his theatre credits include “Waiting for Godot” “Krapps last Tape” “The Danish Play” “White Mice” “Coma Unplugged” and “Artifact” He has won awards for his commercial work. He received two Canadian Comedy Awards for improvisation and was a Gemini winner for his voice work on “Atomic Betty” Bruce played the lead in the 2003 Cannes award winning film “The Truth About Head”, He can be seen as Agent Jones in the Canadian independent film “Phil the Alien”. He had his own comedy feature on CBCs “Comics” and plays Rocko in “Puppets Who Kill”. He also Hosted and was executive producer of “AndGo” an improv television show for City TV.
One of Canada's leading comedic actors, English-born actor/writer/director Adrian Truss has been lending his unique brand of comedy
to audiences for over twenty years. And he wants it back. With many years of experience performing on Second City stages in Edmonton,
London and Toronto, Adrian has also appeared in episodes of SCTV and has contributed his directing talents to Second City shows in
London. He left Second City in 1986, to combine forces with Bruce Hunter and David Huband and form the infamous improv troupe Illustrated
Men. Classically trained at Ryerson Theatre School, Adrian has also written and directed several plays for the stage, including Dragonhead
and Retribution which were very well received in Toronto and Tale of The Scorpion which was performed in Toronto and at the Stella
Adler Theatre in L.A. He also directed the challenging Lear by Edward Bond for the Equity Showcase Theatre. A leading voice talent
in the animation industry, Adrian has created and performed original roles in the highly popular series Donkey Kong Country, Maggie
and the Ferocious Beast, Bob and Margaret, the Emmy award-winning Rolie Polie Olie, Jane & The Dragon and Ruby Gloom. He is the
voice announce for The Source and he also voices many other radio and television commercials. He won a Gemini award in 2010 for his
work on Atomic Betty.
An active sea-captain, Adrian quietly plies the waters of the Great Lakes looking for helpless victims. His boat,
The Mary Mary, a 36' Grand Banks Classic, has become the scourge of the Ontario main.
Dave Huband Stage Credits:
David Huband last appeared on a Toronto stage in Dirty Nose Theatre's production of Lorne Meyer's, "The Leg and the Crown", where he won a Dora Award for his portrayal of Mr. Wiggly. He has performed at theatres all over Canada, including The Big Sheep Theatre in Winnipeg, The Rain Slug Theatre in Victoria, Studio Theatre Kamloops, and Waterworld Theatre in Halifax. Productions include leading roles in: "The Wasp Boy", "Anthony and The Misanthrope's Daughter", "Who's That in My Bum?, and "The Wooden Nipple", directed by Berliner Ensemble alumni, Bruno Lutz. Mr. Huband won a Vancouver Theatre Redwood Award for his performance of Brad the Beagle-Walker, in Norman Reese's family drama, "The Roast Beef Dinner Conversation" at the Sloppy Shirt Theatre. Most recently, he played Idi Amin in “Idi Amin and Charlie Brown go Clubbing” at Theater Lethbridge, and Dead JFK in “The Warren Commission: The Musical” at the Banff Kids and Clowns Festival.
Film and Television Credits:
David Huband was a regular performer for five years on the hit CBC television series, “Follow that Pidgeon”. Guest star appearances include: CTV’s “The Loud-Mouthed
Listener”, “The Greasy Slick Show”, “CNIB: CSI-Criminal
Negligence”; on Global TV in “Teen Dog Walkers”, “How Did My Mother Get To Be So Old?, and “Pop My Woody”. He won a “Short Attention Span Award” for his portrayal of Mike the Hobo in the hit comedy series, “You’ll Never Work in This Town Again”.
Mr. Huband has appeared in over 10,000 feature films including, “The Hang-Nail”, “Dirty Diapers”, “Give Me Back My Car”, starring Russell Crowe, “Twelve Angry
Inches”, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his searing portrayal of Bruce, a one-legged hypochondriac, and “Kiss Me Down There”, starring Meg Tilly. Mr Huband’s most recent films are “Crabs- A Love Story”, directed by Martin Scorcese’s brother, Keith; “All The President’s Zombies”, “Genital Warts: The Reckoning”, and the zany comedy, “Whose Bra Is That?”, starring Meryl Streep.