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 also teaches in the industrial world. Focusing on listening skills, communication and stress management in the work place. 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” He has been seen on computers around the globe in “Truth in Advertising” a parody of the advertising business. 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. Presently he directs a regular long form improv show “The Workshop
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 andToronto, 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. 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 Sprint and Eaton's and also his voices many 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, has become the scourge of the Ontario Main.