Meet the cast of The Bigger Bang.
(In alphabetical order)
Natasha is a film & TV lady actor who you may have seen in exactly one scene in one episode of a Netflix show, such as, Spinning out, Grand Army, and Workin’ Moms. She also nursed Matt Damon back to health in the feature film, Downsizing. You’re welcome. Natasha is a graduate of The Second City’s (Toronto) Sketch Conservatory Program and has been performing with the goofballs of Oakville Improv for the past six years. The Bigger Bang is her first podcast appearance and she’s loved every minute of it!
The voice of the effusive and distractible Eileen “Doc” Jessop is provided by the effusive and distractible Monica Dunne. Monica has been involved with Oakville Improv for seven years and people still can’t figure her out. She would have told us more, but she heard a tune she liked and started a one-woman dance party.
Bradley came into this world the hard way. Born the bastard son of an immigrant improvisor, he was brought up on the mean streets of Windsor, Ontario. His object work had to develop quickly as he was often in fights where he needed to improvise weapons that were believable to his opponents. He quickly rose through the ranks of anonymity to reach the pinnacle of obscurity that he sits atop today. Bradley now uses the immense fortune that improv has afforded him to fund his true passion – real estate. His hope is to one day be able to retire from improv and focus solely on helping people find properties. A boy can dream, can’t he?
Catherine has been performing with Oakville Improv for more than six years. She plays a range of character roles in Bigger Bang, including the Medicomputer, and Sue Jelly’s mother. The Bigger Bang is her first foray into podcasting.
Amy is a writer and actor who was part of the writing and performance team for five seasons of the television show History Bites, and a writer/associate producer for the televised and improv-based Train 48. Amy was one of the founders of Oakville Improv Theatre Company, and is currently the group’s artistic director, controlling the group in much the same way that her character IRIS controls the ship.
Duncan is a comedy writer and producer, who has worked on Canadian TV shows as History Bites, That’s So Weird, and Train 48. He grew up in the UK and Hong Kong, but now lives in Canada. He is the writer and producer of The Bigger Bang, and is also the story’s narrator.
Christine Pillman has been improvising with Oakville Improv Theatre Company for nearly a decade. She says that the character of Meredith is exactly who she would be if she had any ambition or drive whatsoever. The Bigger Bang is her first podcast.
David Raitt is an alumnus of The Second City Toronto’s National Touring Company and Mainstage Ensemble, where he performed in 11 sketch & improv revues. The Bigger Bang is his first podcast appearance. He’s been cranky and interested in science for most of his life, which suits him perfectly for the role of Professor Feynstein.
Robin, who plays Sue Jelly, has performed with Oakville Improv for nearly ten years, appearing in most of the company’s shows, as well as writing and producing shows for other companies. She has so far managed to avoid being kicked by a donkey.
Rob, a newcomer to Oakville Improv, has always loved performing. He started piano lessons at four years of age and was receiving accolades from his grandparents by four and a half. Rob has been a member of many bands and can occasionally be spotted playing drums around Halton. His dialect coach says that Rob is showing promise and may master the Australian accent with continued practice. This is Rob’s first podcast.