Our People

Bill Pozzobon

Co-Artistic Associate, Ensemble - Mainstage
  • Joined VTSL: 1997 – “I was supposed to go out of town but there was inclement weather, so I went to have lunch on Granville Island and saw that there was an audition the next day. I auditioned on a whim.”
  • Bill is one of the instructors at VTSL’s Improv Comedy Institute (ICI)
  • In addition to his work with VTSL, Bill is the Director of the Boys Program and an ‘Alternative to Violence’ Facilitator for Safeteen
  • TV credits:
    • Hootsuite commercial (2016) , concerned parent
    • Arrow, played Phil who was having a hard day (mechanical bees came out of his mouth)
  • Film credits:
    • Autumn Springs (2016)
    • Beat Around the Bush (2016)
  • IMDB Profile
  • Favourite VTSL role: “Host of our Advent Christmas show where I made a contestant cry because I yelled “YOU’RE OUT!” at her to end the first half. ”
  • Favourite VTSL show: “Friday 9:30, January 3, 2003. Nailed it.”
  • Favourite book: You are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes, and Cultural Myths by Russ Kick.
  • Favourite movie: Apocalypse Now: Redux “This should tell you about the nest of hornets that is my brain.”
  • Comic inspirations: “My comedic inspirations are many and varied. So many brilliant moments from so many brilliant people have made it to my mind.  I am an amalgamation of so many styles, many more local than international.  I remember seeing a VTSL show with Ellie Harvey, Richard Side, Randy Schooley, Gerry McAteer, Gary Jones and Christine Lippa before I started doing improv and thought ‘I want to do what they do.’  Also, I’m the youngest in a very funny family, so the anxieties that drive my humour are there from birth.”

 

ICI instructor bio:

Bill Pozzobon has been a mainstage player with the Vancouver TheatreSports League for over twelve years. He has taught improv for all levels of experience with Vancouver TheatreSports, as well as the Shadbolt Center and Simon Fraser University, where he taught play-building from improv as well as theatre. He has also been an instructor with VTSL Corporate Training for the past five years. His other experience includes nine years as a facilitator for Safeteen, a violence prevention and assertiveness training program for youth. With Safeteen, Bill has gone from facilitator to head of the boys program, and has taught the program from coast to coast in Canada as well as in Japan.

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