We are pleased to announce that Edmonton Comedian and Actor Donovan Workun will be hosting the 2015 Rosies Gala! Donovan has been a professional improviser for 25 years. As the founding Member of The Atomic Improv Co. and Rapid Fire Theatre, Donovan is a 3 time world improv champion. He has performed across North America, the Caribbean and Europe including several showcases at L.A.’s “Laugh Factory” and Montreal’s “Just for Laughs” where he won their first international Improv tournament. On stage he has improvised with Wayne Brady, Colin Mocherie, and Brad Sherwood of ABC tv’s “Whose Line is it Anyway.”
Donovan’s improv skills have translated well into dozens of film, television and radio roles working alongside Second City alumni Dave Thomas, and Joe Flaherty, and Mike Myers. He’s shared the screen with Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, Demi Moore, Tim Curry, and Patrick Swayze. He has been thrown from a horse, driven a tank, run nude through crowds, and even set on fire, all in the name of comedy. Donovan can be heard every week in his own national CBC radio-one comedy series “The Irrelevant Show.” He has been featured in numerous national print and television ad campaigns selling anything from pizza, to banking for several national institutions or furniture for Canada’s largest retailer “The Brick.” You can see Donovan this fall on CMT Canada’s newest reality show Ice Racer Showdown
Donovan continues to be one of the hardest working Improvisors in Canada. With Atomic Improv. he is continually headlining corporate events for some of Canada’s biggest companies, like Suncor and ATB. If he’s not performing, he’s teaching youth at risk through AADAC, and YESS or training companies The Power of Yes! With his business improv program.
For fun Donovan Improvises with Internationally acclaimed Die-Nasty the founders of the 52 hour long Soap-A-Thon which has become a hit all over the world. There long form improvised soap opera has been a main stay in Edmonton for 23 years. When Workun isn’t on stage or teaching improv he spends time with his two children racing BMX bikes.