3 Minute Thesis

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3 Minute Thesis


3 Minute Thesis

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Masters of Ceremonies

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Matt Baram

Master of Ceremonies - Matt Baram, co-artistic director

Matt is a veteran of the legendary Second City Comedy Theatre in Toronto. He wrote and performed in six hit revues. Matt was a lead on Punched Up, (The Comedy Network) and CBC's The Next Comedy Legend. Other TV credits include appearances on Living in Your Car (Showcase), The Murdoch Mysteries (Bravo), The Border (CBC), The Kink In My Hair (Global), The Jon Dore Show (Comedy Network), Veritas (ABC), Train 48 (Global), The Jane Show (Global), Ace Lightning (BBC), Wingin' It (The Family Channel), Queer As Folk (Showtime), The Newsroom (CBC), The Listener (Global), Covert Affairs (USA), She's the Mayor (Vision), Unnatural History (Cartoon Network), Connor Undercover (Family), Really Me (Family), Howie Do It (NBC), Little Mosque On The Prairie (CBC), Degrassi The Next Generation (Nickelodeon) The Ron James Show and Canada's Smartest Person(CBC). He directed The Casting Room Web Series (CCA Winner) and Matt has won a Canadian Comedy Award in the category of Best Male Improvisor. He is a founding member and Co-Artistic Producer of The National Theatre of the World. Matt is currently on the CityTV sitcom Seed.





Naomi Snieckus

Master of Ceremonies - Naomi Snieckus

An actor/writer/improviser/voice-over artist/director/ teacher, Naomi is a regular on CBC's hit comedy, Mr. D (Canadian Comedy Award nominated). She is an alumnus of The Second City Toronto where she wrote/performed in five hit shows. Other theatre credits include: The Ginkgo Tree (Arts Club), Guide to Mourning (Belfry Theatre), and Conservatives in Love (Pea Green Theatre). She directed Chelsea P. Menders in Naughty Little Children and the Touring Co. at Second City. TV and film credits include Da Kink in My Hair, Degrassi, Train 48, Regenesis, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Ron James Show, Being Erica, Wingin' It, She's the Mayor and The Jon Dore Show. You may have heard Naomi's voice on CBC Radio's Canadia or as Aunt Turtle on the cartoon Franklin the Turtle. She appeared in Trailer Park Boys TV show: Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour, Saw 7 3D and on CBC's Canada's Smartest Person. She's a co-creator of The Casting Room Web Series (CCA winner) and Naomi has won a Canadian Comedy Award in the category of Best Female Improvisor. She is a founding member and Co-Artistic Producer of The National Theatre of the World.



Joining Naomi and Matt will be Chris Gibbs and Christy Bruce from National Theatre of the World. The four will perform and offer some helpful techniques to help people improve their communication skills. 


Chris Gibbs

Chris GibbsBefore moving to Canada in 2002, British-born comedian Chris Gibbs toured the globe with Hoopal, a physical comedy duo born on the streets of London.

Now Chris is best known for the ridiculously well reviewed, award-winning, sell-out one-man comedy shows (including Gibberish, The Power of Ignorance, Antoine Feval and Like Father, Like Son? Sorry) with which he regularly tours Canada. In 2009 Antoine Feval was invited to perform in the Just For Laughs Festival. His TV and film credits include the lead role in the Canadian Indie romantic comedy Run Robot Run, regular guest spots on the NBC comedy Howie Do It, CBC's Winnipeg Comedy Festival, as well as some British TV shows even British people have never heard of.

He's also the co-author of the spoof self-help book The Power of Ignorance: 14 Steps To Using Your Ignorance. www.chrisgibbs.ca