Todd Allen (born May 31, 1979 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a comedian, writer and producer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia and Los Angeles, California.
Todd Allen grew up in Victoria, British Columbia with one year stints living in both Tokyo (1987) and Honolulu (1994). Shortly after moving to Vancouver in his early twenties, Allen started performing comedy in local comedy clubs.
His comedy act is continuously featured on television and radio. Past appearances include: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Comedy Now on CTV and the Comedy Network, The Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC Television, Madly Off in All Directions on CBC Radio and XM Satellite Radio.
He has been featured at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, the Uno Festival in Victoria, and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. He made guest appearances on the television shows Men in Trees on ABC, Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star and Animal Miracles.
Allen also worked briefly as a writer for the television show "This Hour has 22 Minutes." In 2008, he won a Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Award for his work on 22 Minutes. He is the creator and producer of numerous comedy game shows, currently in development in the US and in Canada. His one-man show, Who the Hell is Todd Allen?, tours in theaters and festivals across North America.
Ryan Lee Stiles is an American-Canadian actor, comedian, and producer whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. He is best known for his work on the original British series and American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his role as Lewis Kiniski on The Drew Carey Show. He also played Herb Melnick on the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men and was a performer on the show Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.
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Kenneth Joel Hotz is a Canadian entertainer, television personality, comedy writer, producer and director. He is best known as the co-star of the reality comedy show Kenny vs. Spenny alongside Spencer Rice. Hotz is the creator of the FX series Testees, and Kenny Hotz's Triumph of the Will. Between 2004 and 2006, he served as a staff writer for South Park. Hotz has directed a number of films including Pitch, It Don't Cost Nothin' to Say Good Morning and Subscribe. He also co-directed the music video for the song Monophobia by Deadmau5. Hotz is a regular contributor for Vice Media and began his career as a war correspondent and photo-journalist during the Gulf War.
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