Welcome to ComedyU

Comedy U provides private and corporate sessions on creativity,writing and improvisation. We take comedy seriously. The same conditions that produce great comedy also lead to creativity and effective collaboration.

Our corporate corporate sessions, designed to be fun and funny, offer a unique and powerful approach to team-building, creativity, interpersonal skills, and presenting.

Our professional services offer workshops and story editing services for comedy writers.

If you’re interested in our services, please contact laugh@comedyu.com

If you are looking for improv classes in the Oakville-Mississauga-Burlington area, these are now offered under Oakville Improv Theatre Company.

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Corporate training

Comedy U offers a range of corporate sessions, covering team-building, creativity, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Our workshops can teach you how to connect with others.

We also offer courses to help you improve your creativity, and that of the people you work with.

And we can even train you to become more spontaneous, able to think faster and better on the spur of the moment or in high pressure situations.

Want to find out more? Please drop us a line at laugh@comedyu.com

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All about us

Comedy U provides education and information on writing and performing comedy (including sketch comedy, improvisation, standup, movies, TV sitcoms), as well as the providing training in useful applications of comedy in other creative environments.

Duncan McKenzie has been teaching comedy and improv since 1989, as well as working in TV and film. He was as a writer and consultant on the YTV series, That’s So Weird and showrunner for the comedy-drama TV series Train 48, which used a blend of outline scripts and improvisation. Each show was shot in the daytime, edited in the afternoon, and broadcast across Canada in the evening. He wrote, story edited, and occasionally directed the sketch comedy series History Bites, which ran for over 100 episodes on History Television. Duncan’s side gig at the moment is the new sci-fi podcast The Bigger Bang.

You can contact Duncan at duncan@comedyu.com
Amy McKenzie loves both improvisation and teaching. After working on comedy sketches for CBC radio with The Six Flying Hamsters, she wrote on five seasons of History Bites, and played such roles as “Judge Judy”. She was also an associate producer and writer for Train 48. She’s now the Director of the Oakville Improv Theatre Company and partners with Art House in Oakville, facilitating classes for students with barriers to access. Amy has a strong interest in special education in public schools, mental health and wellness, and was on the  Special Education Advisory Committee for HDSB for seven years, and Chair for two of them.

You can contact Amy at amy@comedyu.com
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