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Run The Burbs Panel with Andrew Phung – Mar 23 – 3pm
TOsketchfest shows are created for an adult audience. Content may include some dirty language, suggested sexual content, suggested mild drug use and/or adult themes. Some material may not be appropriate for audience members under 18. Parental discretion is advised.
- March 23, 2022 - 3:00pm
Meet the cast of Run The Burbs, including Andrew Phung, Jonathan Langdon and Julie Nolke, as they talk about the creation and success of this new hilarious show.
Created by comedian, writer and actor Andrew Phung and his best friend and collaborator, filmmaker Scott Townend, Run The Burbs follows the Phams, a young, bold Vietnamese-South Asian-Canadian family taking a different approach to living life to the fullest. The Pham fam are joined in the burbs by a cast of friends, family, and neighbours played by an illustrious roster of sketch comedy heroes.
This panel will include a moderated Q&A in a Live Zoom webinar, with captions.
Program Length is approximately 60 minutes
This event is live and will not be recorded for on-demand viewing.
Cost: $10 + fees / Pre-Registration Is Required.
ANDREW PHUNG – Andrew Pham, Executive Producer, Co-Creator, and Writer.
Andrew Phung is an award-winning actor, improv comedian, emcee, and writer. His infectious and relatable personality has made him one of Canada’s top comedic performers. His work on KIM’S CONVENIENCE has earned him four Canadian Screen Awards (2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021) in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Andrew’s recent television and film credits include THE BEAVERTON, EVENTS TRANSPIRING, WYNONNA EARP, and factual series THE CANADIAN IMPROV GAMES, where he served as the host, and won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Host – Digital Series. He can also be heard on CBC Radio as a regular contributor to Now or Never, The Debaters, and Because News. He is a father it to wonderful boys, husband to the amazing Tamara, and proud owner of over 500 sneakers…seriously.
RAKHEE MORZARIA – Camille Pham
Rakhee Morzaria is an actress and comedian who produced, wrote, and starred in the Canadian Screen Award and Canadian Comedy Award nominated web-series, NOTE TO SELF about the daily adventures of an overconfident second-generation millennial. Rakhee has performed at the Toronto Fringe Festival, Toronto Sketchfest, SheDot Festival, Hart House Theatre and Bad Dog Theatre. She is a graduate of Factory Theatre’s artistic training program, Second City’s Conservatory, the Second City Bob Curry Fellowship Program, and she has performed in various shows with the company. Her on-screen credits include Global TV’s PRIVATE EYES, FX’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, and HUDSON & REX. Her comedy has been featured at the WIFT-T showcase, Atlantic Film Festival, and the National Screen Institute’s Film Festival.
JONATHAN LANGDON – Hudson
Raised in Pickering, Ontario, Jonathan Marcus Langdon always had a dream to make people laugh as a full-time profession. It wasn’t until his time at the University of Toronto, when he was given the chance to perform in the sketch troupe, Kathleen Turner Overdrive!, that he felt he could make his dream a reality. It was also during this time that he met the beautiful Christina and graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Drama. With his future wife by his side, he continued pursuing his dream, which led to winning awards at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, as well as the spin off troupe Reverse Oreo.
Jonathan wrote for and performed with The Sketchersons and has appeared in various TV/Film productions such as Ricky Gervais’ SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS, SENSITIVE SKIN alongside Kim Cattrall and Don McKellar, a YTV series called THE GAME alongside Samantha Bee and Jonathan Torrens and was a series regular on The CW’s NO TOMORROW, as the loveable and hilarious Hank. These days, Jonathan can be seen in the feature films KILLER HIGH, BUFFALOED and CROSSWORD MYSTERIES, Disney’s movie trilogy ZOMBIES as Coach, and stars as the lead in Bounce TV’s FAITH HEIST. On the small screen, you can see Jonathan in AMERICAN GODS, BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO!, IN CONTEMPT, and as series regular Lou in the AMC’s N0S4A2.
JULIE NOLKE – Sam
Julie Nolke is an actor, filmmaker, writer, and the creator of her self-titled comedy YouTube channel (over 1 million subscribers). In 2021 Julie won three Webby Awards (including Best Writing) for her viral video “Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self” (~20 million views), and in 2020 she was named a Top Canadian Breakout Creator by YouTube. Her short film, ARE WE BAD FEMINISTS, screened at Buffer Festival (2019) where she won overall “Excellence in Writing”. Other relevant festival screenings are Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (2020), Montreal’s JFL ComedyPro (2019), JFL42(2019) and EIFF (2017) where she won Best Alberta Short. While writing, producing, editing, and acting in content for the web, Julie also acts in film and TV. Recent credits include WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (FX), THE BOYS (Amazon), TALLBOYZ (CBC), WORKIN’ MOMS (CBC/Netflix), and CABIN CONNECTION (Super Channel).
CHRIS LOCKE – Sebastian
Chris Locke is an award winning and critically acclaimed comedian, actor and writer hailing from Toronto, Canada. He has appeared in the Emmy Award winning CBC series WORKIN’ MOMS, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (FX/Hulu), MRS. AMERICA (FX), and the critically acclaimed feature film FILTH CITY. Chris is also the creator, writer, and star of his own series LEARNING NATURE (Funny or Die) and has appeared in several sketch comedy series including the upcoming KIDS IN THE HALL reboot (Amazon), BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (CBC), and TALLBOYZ (CBC). As a stand-up comic he has performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, the Winnipeg Comedy festival, and JFL42 in Toronto. Next year Chris’ half-hour comedy special will premiere on Crave Canada.