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Bob Martin (comedian)

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Nationality  Canadian
Occupation  Writer Actor Comedian

Name  Bob Martin
Role  Writer
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Born  1963UK
Known for  Writer-performer, The Drowsy Chaperone Writer, Slings & Arrows
Spouse  Janet van de Graaf (m. 1998)
Plays  The Drowsy Chaperone, Minsky's, Elf: The Musical
Awards  Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
Nominations  Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical
Movies and TV shows  Slings & Arrows, Michael: Tuesdays and Thur, Puppets Who Kill, Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, Trigger
Similar People  Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar, Matthew Sklar, Thomas Meehan, Janet van de Graaf

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Bob Martin is a writer, actor, and comedian from Toronto, Ontario, Canada born in England in 1962. He has both performed in and written many TV shows.


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Martin began his career with The Second City in Toronto in 1996.

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. 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.

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

He is currently adapting the classic film The Sting for Broadway.


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. As one of the creators, Martin also serves as a writer (alongside fellow writers Susan Coyne and Mark McKinney) and a creative producer.

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.

He also provides the voice of Cuddles the comfort doll on the Canadian TV show Puppets Who Kill, aired on The Comedy Network.

Theatre works

  • The Drowsy Chaperone (2006) – Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison; book by Martin and Don McKellar; directed by Casey Nicholaw
  • Minsky's (2009) – Music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; book by Martin; directed by Casey Nicholaw
  • Elf: The Musical (2010) – Music by Matthew Sklar; lyrics by Chad Beguelin; book by Martin and Thomas Meehan; directed by Casey Nicholaw
  • References

    Bob Martin (comedian) Wikipedia