Andrew Pearce

Andrew studied and performed in the Calgary improv scene for eight years under Keith Johnstone at Loose Moose Theatre. There he helped form a number of comedy troupes including Late Night Comedy with future members of Kids In The Hall, and The Seventh Funniest Comedy Show in the World. He subsequently moved to Toronto where he continued study at Second City and short stints with the Committee in San Francisco. In Toronto, Pearce performed improv, sketch, stand-up, and most notably formed Fred’s Bicycle Repair Shop which performed sketches written via improv at over 400 shows, including a 1999 CBC TV special. Andrew teaches a character motivation-driven approach to improvizational theater, informed by both Keith Johnstone’s and Mick Napier’s approaches.