Bob Martin (comedian)
Martin performing at "Broadway on Broadway" in 2006
|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.
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 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.
|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|
- 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
-  Internet Broadway Database listing, Tony Awards 2006
- Jones, Kenneth. " 'Drowsy Chaperone' Returns Home, to Toronto, for Tour Launch", playbill.com, September 17, 2007
- Brown,Tony. Plain Dealer (Cleveland), "Loving spoofs of musicals, in a musical", October 14, 2007, p.J1
- Jones, Kenneth. " 'Minsky's', Burlesque-Set Musical by Strouse, Birkenhead and Martin, Opens in L.A." playbill.com, February 6, 2009
- Jones, Kenneth. "Third Season of TV's "Slings & Arrows" Pokes Lear in the Eye Feb. 18", playbill.com, February 16, 2007
- 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.
- "Camelot & cover songs: Inside CBC’s new fall lineup". National Post, June 8, 2011.
- "Premiere Week"
- Bob Martin at the Internet Movie Database
- Bob Martin at the Internet Broadway Database
- Bob Martin - Downstage Center XM radio interview at American Theatre Wing.org, June 2006
- Production: The Drowsy Chaperone Working in the Theatre video at American Theatre Wing.org, April 2006
- New York Magazine interview, May 28, 2006