Improv shows and workshops from Canada's silliest queer+ talent

QueerProv has a large cast of talented and attractive players. Get to know them here.

MBA | Erica | Charlie | Jordy | Dave M | Steve | Josh | Jamie S | Bill | Joost  

Cast members to be added: Maya | Shane | Jenn | Sarah Dawn | Pearce

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AKA: Michael Barry Anderson.

What's his improv background?

Momentous Comedy / IG

"I’ve done various improv workshops over the last decade and been involved with QueerProv since 2011 as a volunteer and performer."

His passion?

"I love working on films that are dramatic and thought-provoking, singing songs about sexy love, and cutting hair for all individuals."

Erica Bigland


Erica loves making music playlists.

What's her improv background?

Vancouver Theatresports Rookie League

Dirty Little Secrets

Puff the Magic Improv Show

The Fictionals

She started performing improv in a friend's shed in the Yukon. True story!  

Her passion?

Voice acting for animation.

Charlie Cook


Charlie loves reading.

Especially A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers!

What's their improv background?

"I began improvising in high school and truly got bitten by the improv bug in 2011, when I took classes at iO in Chicago. I picked up improv again this year thanks to Blind Tiger's Inclusion and Diversity program!"

What else do they do?

Uncle Janes
Commercial Drag

"I'm an avocado sorter by day, drag thing and stand up comedian by night, a cat father always and generally always want to be at home with a good  book."

Jordy Matheson


Jordy likes many things!

"I eat lots of sushi, and have a passion for créme brûlée. I think the placing of colours next to each other is always prettier than a colour alone. Spirited Away, All About Eve, Magnolia, Lord of the Rings. Erykah Badu, Radiohead, Beach House. The Fifth Season, Cloud Atlas, White Teeth, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. I play music sometimes and write. I like working with children and feel most valuable as a person when I connect in a genuine way with strangers."

His improv background?

"A little bit of improv in high school (Harold High, Improv Camp etc) but there were no CIGs where I grew up. After finishing acting school at Douglas College I got more involved in taking classes (mostly Conservatory at Instant Theatre) in 2014. Since then I've performed with Instant Theatre, QueerProv, and other groups around town."

His passion?

"I am a theatre student and creator. I write plays, I act a bit, I direct. I work with kids, teaching acting and theatre among other things. I'm hoping to have an original full length play of mine produced in the next year and a half."

Dave Matte


Dave loves sushi.

What's his improv background?

"Off and on since high school and the early days of the Canadian Improv Games."

What else does he do?

"I develop training programs for TELUS."

Steve Oben


Steve loves his purple slide whistle.

It’s brought a lot of joy over the years.

What's his improv background?

ICI Core series and many workshops/gyms with Vancouver TheatreSports.

Queerprov workshops and performance.

What else does he do?

"Act a little and make art at my studio. By day I am a costume set supervisor in Film/TV."

Josh Rimer


Josh loves to travel.

What's his improv background?

"I do a lot of corporate entertainment and host some trivia nights."

What else does he do?

"I host an interstitial show on OUTtv, and have 33K subscribers on my YouTube channel."


The Travel Tidbit

Josh Rimer's Site

Josh's YouTube / IG / TW / FB

Jamie McNiven Smith


Jamie loves self-improvement, comedy, and fatty food.

What's his improv background?

4 years with QueerProv and continuing on with VTSL training in 2019.

His passion?

"I wear a few hats. I am a flight attendant for Air Canada. I am a  certified Life Coach and aspiring voice actor. I just shot my first provincial commercial for FortisBC's renewable energy program and I am hoping to get my mock reality show, The Real Gays of Vancouver picked up by a network this year."

Bill Taylor


Bill loves The Andy Warhol Diaries.

He reads it twice a year.

What's his improv background?

"25+ years experience, starting with VTSL, into their rookie league, been  with Queerprov almost since the beginning. Was Show Director for 2  years."

What else does he do?

"I'm pretty mellow at the moment. I used to be busy, busy, busy, but the older I get the more I enjoy the me time.

"I'm one of the world's leading experts on anti-gay propaganda films. I've toured the world twice with my collection, Lock Up Your Sons And Daughters. I also am a content editor for"

Joost Tijssen


Joost loves Titanic.

We all love Leonardo DiCaprio.

What's his improv background?

 "I started doing improv at Rataplan, the theatre sports group at Tilburg University. That made me realize I really like pop it and changed to study theater at Fontys School of Arts. After that I made my living doing improv with my own company The Impro Company, doing improv and hosting events for businesses. One of the highlights was winning the Dutch National Improv Title with my gay group The Rainbow Warriors."

What else does he do?

"I love hiking and the nature! Less work, more life :-)"


Joost's other company - "Good luck reading Dutch ;-)"

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QueerProv has taken many forms over the years and has been associated with the following people. Much love to our extended family!