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Bob Martin (comedian)

Bob Martin
Martin performing at "Broadway on Broadway" in 2006
Born 1963
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Writer
Known for Writer-performer, The Drowsy Chaperone
Writer, Slings & Arrows

Bob Martin is a writer, actor, and comedian from Toronto, Ontario, Canada born in England circa 1963. He has both performed in and written many TV shows. He also provides the voice of Cuddles the comfort doll on the Canadian TV show Puppets Who Kill, aired on The Comedy Network.


  • Career 1
    • Theatre 1.1
    • Television 1.2
  • Works 2
    • Television works 2.1
    • Theatre works 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4



He starred in the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone as the "Man in Chair". He also collaborated with Don McKellar on the book. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Man in Chair which he lost to John Lloyd Young for Jersey Boys, and shared the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical with Don McKellar.[1] After reprising his role as the Man in Chair in London's West End production of The Drowsy Chaperone, for which he received an Olivier nomination, he starred in the show's North American tour for its first stop in Toronto until October 14, 2007. He was "reliniquishing his chair" to stay in Toronto with his wife and newborn son.[2][3]

Martin wrote the book for the musical Minsky's, which premiered at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles in 2009.[4]


Martin has been involved in the award-winning series Slings & Arrows (TMN/Sundance), a TV show about a Canadian theatre company struggling to survive while a crazy genius director haunted by his dead mentor helps the actors find authenticity in their acting.[5] As one of the creators, Martin also serves as a writer (alongside fellow writers Susan Coyne and Mark McKinney) and a creative producer.[6]

He is also a writer of and star in the Canadian television sitcom Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays, which had its debut on CBC Television in fall 2011.[7][8]


Television works

Year Series Credited as
Writer Actor Role Network
1998–2001 Improv Heaven and Hell Yes The Comedy Network
2002–06 Puppets Who Kill Yes Cuddles (voice, 34 episodes) The Comedy Network
2003–06 Slings & Arrows Yes Yes Terry The Movie Network/Sundance Channel
2011 Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays Yes Yes Dr. David Storper CBC Television
2014 Sensitive Skin Yes Movie Central/The Movie Network

Theatre works


  1. ^ [2] Internet Broadway Database listing, Tony Awards 2006
  2. ^ Jones, Kenneth. " 'Drowsy Chaperone' Returns Home, to Toronto, for Tour Launch",, September 17, 2007
  3. ^ Brown,Tony. Plain Dealer (Cleveland), "Loving spoofs of musicals, in a musical", October 14, 2007, p.J1
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth. " 'Minsky's', Burlesque-Set Musical by Strouse, Birkenhead and Martin, Opens in L.A.", February 6, 2009
  5. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Third Season of TV's "Slings & Arrows" Pokes Lear in the Eye Feb. 18",, February 16, 2007
  6. ^ Dominus, Susan (2006-04-30). "In 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' Bob Martin's Birthday Present Became His Broadway Debut". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Camelot & cover songs: Inside CBC’s new fall lineup". National Post, June 8, 2011.
  8. ^ "Premiere Week"

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