Ayaka Kinugawa

Musical Director

Ayaka Kinugawa (Music Director, She/Her/Hers) is a Japanese musician based in Toronto who is actively involved in the comedy scene. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and a Diploma in Classical Music, and she composes music for short films, YouTubers, and a hip-hop project called Kokophonix. At The Second City, her credits include Unelectable You (U.S. tour/Kennedy Center), She The People (original composition, Chicago/Toronto/Washington, D.C. runs) and Unconventional Holiday Revue (Toronto). She has also musical-directed award-winning shows Tita Jokes by Tita Collective and Extravaganza Eleganza, the 2018 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Production. When Ayaka is not putting her musician hat on, she performs improv and sketch comedy on stage. She is a current member of “The Sketchersons,” as well as the host of Bad Dog Comedy TV’s original series Ayaka’s Kitchen. Ayaka loves tomatoes. @ayaka.kinugawa