Toronto Bob Curry Fellowship


The Second City is proud to announce our 5th annual Bob Curry Fellowship. This fourteen week master program offers up to 14 fellowships to qualifying actors and improvisers from diverse multicultural backgrounds to train and study at The Second City Toronto location. Taught by Second City’s top professional instructors and directors, this rigorous fellowship is designed for serious minded talent seeking a career in sketch comedy. The highly competitive program is tuition-free and awarded to exceptional talent selected by audition and adjudicated by Second City directors and producers. The program’s culminating showcase is presented to industry execs, Second City producers and directors and a supportive comedy community.

Since our 6th annual Diversity weekend, the program has seen an increase in multicultural representation, gender, ability and LGBTQ+  of new voices learning the art form. Past fellows have hired by various Second City divisions, including The Second City Touring Company, Resident Stage Ensembles, Edco and as teachers for The Second City Training Center.

The Bob Curry Fellowship is highly committed to increasing access, visibility and training development to underrepresented voices in respect to race/ethnicity, gender, ability and sexual orientation by awarding a gratis master program of study without any financial burden to talent.


Talent must audition to be accepted into the Bob Curry Fellowship program. To be eligible, talent should be a graduate of a Conservatory-level improv program e.g., Second City Conservatory. Professional actors with a degree in theatre with extensive stage experience on resume with some improv training from college or institution are eligible to apply. Stand-up comedic performers are also highly encouraged to apply and should participate in improv audition workshop offered during the “Diversity Weekend.” Headshots and resumes will be reviewed for audition consideration and scheduled appointments on a first-come basis.

Toronto submissions open March 1  - March 20, 2020
In 2020, you can upload your headshot and resume below and RSVP to attend an exciting Diversity Weekend  April 4-5 filled with networking, improv and sketch writing workshops and a popular Diversity showcase.
Diversity Weekend April 4-5, 2020
Bob Curry Fellowship Auditions 
April 6, 2020




Meet and Greet & Bob Curry Info Session





4:30PM - 5:45PM: Meet Second City and past BC fellows
5:45PM - 6:45PM: Refreshments
7:00PM - 8:00PM: "Other" Diversity Showcase
10AM - 1PM: Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop
3PM - 6PM: Improv Audition Workshop
Bob Curry Auditions - By appointment only

Sign up required


For all events (meet & greet, workshops, auditions), RSVP required. Email Spaces fill quickly, limited to availability.


About the Audition

The audition consists of 20 minutes of improvisation within a group of eight plus a personal choice of a one-minute comedic monologue or stand-up piece.

Location: The Second City Training Centre
99 Blue Jays Way - 3rd Floor, Toronto)

  • All events take place at the Second City Training Centre

The audition consists of 20 minutes of improvisation within a group of eight plus a personal choice of a one-minute comedic monologue or stand-up piece.

2020 Programming Dates: Bob Curry Showcase
April 6, 2020 - Auditions TBA


For additional inquiries, e-mail