Mark Andrada

Director/Stage Manager (Improv Brunch)

Mark Andrada is a Canadian Comedy Award winning performer/writer/director. 

On stage Mark originated the role of Swan/Chief in the World Premier of Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical. He was nominated for his first Canadian Comedy Award in 1999 for his performance in The Second City’s production of Annoyance Theatre’s Co-Ed Prison Sluts The Musical!. He was very proudly in the ensemble for the workshop production of Jason Robert Brown’s Tony Award winning Musical Parade directed by Harold Prince. That was over 20 years ago, and he still won’t shut up about it. Mark has also worked as a puppeteer for The Canadian Opera Company, and as a clown for Canadian Stage, Zero Gravity Circus, and (with a terrific amount of unsuccess and irony) at a comedy club called Clownz in Quezon City in the Philippines. Mark has performed sketch and improv comedy as a member of The Second City… on a cruise ship! 

Film and TV appearances include: Man of the Year (Universal), Man Seeking Woman (FX), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Odd Squad (PBS), Covert Affairs (NBC/USA Network), 12 Monkeys (Syfy), Rick Mercer Report (CBC), Fever Pitch (20th Century Fox), Wonderfalls (Fox), Life With Derek (Disney/Family Channel), and the upcoming feature films 6 Guns For Hire and Six Days To Die. …Hire Mark for all your projects with “6” in the title! 

As a director, Mark worked on the Canadian Comedy Award nominated 2-Man No-Show parts 1 & 3, as well as Sandra Battaglini’s Canadian Comedy Award winning Hard Headed Woman. He also directs the year end showcases for the Humber College Comedy Program. 

Furthermore, Mark is a dilettante lighting designer: Off Broadway On Stage (Angelwalk), Stephan Maccio In Concert (JLE), and The Second City’s 83rd Toronto Revue  If I Could #Throwback Time. One time, Mark designed the lights for Dinosaurs Unearthed! a touring animatronic dinosaur exhibit that debuted at the Detroit Science Centre. Neat, huh? 

Mark is also a co-host of the We Like Theme Parks Podcast as well as Sunday Night’s Main Event on TSN Radio. When we aren’t in a pandemic, you can see Mark every Friday night as the resident DJ of Toronto’s “most popular” improv show Catch23 at Comedy Bar. 

For pictures of his dog pls follow @markmandrada on Instagram.