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Second City: Come What Mayhem Photo: Racheal McCaig

Second City: Come What Mayhem
Photo: Racheal McCaig

Lauded by no one as the next Jennifer Lopez, Ann Pornel graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree, which she has zero intention on using, much to her parent’s dismay.

Currently Ann can be seen in the Second City’s main stage revue “Everything Is Great Again.” She’s been described as “…a right hot blast of funny,” by the Globe and Mail, “refreshingly hilarious,” by Exlaim, and “too loud for her own good,” by most of her friends.

Ann is also an alumni of the Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe The Sketchersons. Much like the iconic NBC show that shares a very similar name, The Sketchersons’ Sunday Night Live is a weekly show with entirely new sketches every week, and features a guest host. Since joining in March 2011, Ann has been most fortunate to have been able to work with Kevin McDonald, Andy Kindler, Todd Glass, Kevin Sorbo, Jerry Minor, Steve Little, and the legendary Bret “The Hitman” Hart to namedrop a few. She also served as the news desk anchor for Sunday Night Live from 2013-2014.

You can catch Ann improvising as part of Bad Dog Theatre‘s Filthy: The No Rules Improv Cabaret, Theatresports, or as one half of the explosion of positivity that is  Love On Top. You might have also seen her in CBC’s breakout hit Baroness Von Sketch Show, surprising movie-goers in a few Scotiabank commercials or read a few of her articles on She Does the City.

In 2013, Torontoist named Ann as one of Toronto’s “Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh” and Now Magazine named her as one of Sunday Night Live’s “scene stealers.”

Ann does all this while battling a crippling addiction to glamour and the Toronto Blue Jays.