Vancouver International Improv Festival

October 6-11, 2014

International Ensemble

Kory Mathewson


kory mathewson

Kory Mathewson is a comedian and improviser with a degree in Electrical Biomedical Engineering. He fell head over heels for improv on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, 2005 during Rapid Fire Theatre’s High School Improv Tournament “The Nosebowl” and they have been happily living together ever since. Shortly after the tournament, Kory joined the cast of Rapid Fire Theatre, and since then he has performed weekly in Theatresports and CHiMPROV shows.

He is also a cast member of Die Nasty: Edmonton’s Legendary Live Improvised Soap Opera and performs with them weekly, as well as in the 2009-2012 Edmonton International Fringe Festivals.

Kory Mathewson has performed in many 53-hour improvisational marathons in Canada and England and has performed in, and won, improv festivals and tournaments all across Canada and the United States. He has had the immense pleasure of performing with Joe Flaherty, Nathan Fillion, Dana Anderson, Colin Mocherie and Mark Meer.

Outside of improv theatre, Kory has worked as both an actor, with a principal role in “FUBAR 2″, and in the 2011 Edmonton Fringe Festival hit “My Name is Jonas”, which he wrote and created alongside Amy Shostak and Colin Matty. As well as a writer, on the recent Canadian sketch TV show “E-Town”, several popular YouTube videos and the critically acclaimed CBC radio program “The Irrelevant Show”.

In 2011 he was honored to be invited as an instructor to Improv Camp 2011 under the direction of Alistair Cook and Rene Delefont, and he plans to return in 2012 to once again to share his love of improvisation with the Camp.
Kory has recently collaborated with the University of Alberta’s Health Sciences Education and Research Commons on a curriculum based experiential learning module combining the skills of improvisation with challenges of professional communication in Health Sciences.