Carly Heffernan

Creative Director, Toronto

Carly Heffernan is the Creative Director for the world-renowned comedy theatre, The Second City Toronto. As well, she’s an award-winning alumna of The Second City Toronto where she wrote and performed in four main stage revues. She directed the Second City Toronto National Touring Company and went on to direct the critically acclaimed, Second City Toronto main stage revues, Come What Mayhem! and The Best is Yet to Come Undone. She also created and directed the hit Second City theatrical She The People which has played in Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Edmonton, Montreal and Washington, DC where it received the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for “Best Visiting Production.” She was recently show runner and director for Season 3 of the CSA nominated TV show Second Jen and she directed Season 1 and 2 of the CSA nominated sketch TV show ABROAD (OMNI). Select writing credits include: George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (CBC), Second Jen (OMNI), The Irrelevant Show (CBC Radio) and the CSA nominated web special Mass Hysterical hosted by Colin Mochrie.