• Lisa talks about delivering meals to older adults

    Delivering Meals benefits Volunteers too #NVW2016 Lisa Merchant says delivering meals to older adults as a Driver is a satisfying role and will make you feel better.  It’s wise to listen to someone who has been a regular part of West Toronto Support Services.  Fifteen years ago, she came across an ad at Emmanuel-Howard Park United…

  • Second City Level A Improv Class Intensive, Toronto, Canada

    YNOT-Travel is a blog developed with an attitude of optimism – why not plan your own vacation, why not try new experiences, why not contribute to the community you are visiting, why not…you get the picture. Full article here > Second City Level A Improv Class Intensive, Toronto, Canada. Here is an excerpt from that…

  • Monkey Toast

    Monkey Toast

    Canadian Comedy Award Winner Monkey Toast: The Live Improvised Talk Show is proud to present its one-of-a-kind talk show monthly at the Comedy Bar. Each show, two different celebrity guests are interviewed. After an interview segment, Monkey Toast’s Host/Interviewer, Ron Tite, throws the focus to the Monkey Toast Players who then use the interview as inspiration…

  • Ted & Lisa

    Ted & Lisa

    Next show in 2014. Read below link: TED&LISA PRESS RELEASE COMPLICATIONS IN CORKTOWN The 2nd Tuesday of every month John Candy Box Theatre @ The Second City Training Centre (King and Peter Street) 9:00 p.m. PWYC We take a close up look at the strange and interesting people who live in this vibrant, multi cultural city…

  • Life Lessons From My Second City Improv Class

    The Huffington Post is a newspaper dedicated to maintaining a respectful community that actively engages in lively discussions on news stories and blog posts. In it, Shannon Skinner wrote a great article about what she learned from her improv class with Lisa Merchant. Full article here > Life Lessons From My Second City Improv Class.…

  • Simple improv techniques to improve your communication skills

    Staff Link is a blog that helps companies hire IT talents. Lisa was recently featured in one of their blog posts about improv techniques that can be used in the workplace > Simple improv techniques to improve your communication skills.

  • Mixed Company

    Mixed Company

    MIXED COMPANY: Featuring Colin Mochrie, Kathy Greenwood, Lisa Merchant and more! 8 notable Canadian improvisers pair up with 8 notable Canadian actors in a show where anything can happen. Each actor has a memorized scene from a notable play. The improviser plays the unscripted scene partner, which makes for a truly mixed company! THIS MONTH:…

  • Hacked by TeaM_CC : : : Skidie Khan Was Here

    Hacked by TeaM_CC : : : Skidie Khan Was Here

  • Second City Training Centre

    Second City Training Centre

    Lisa is a Senior Faculty member at the Second City Training Centre in Toronto. She teaches at the beginner, intermediate or advanced levels of improv. Level A Introduction to the fundamentals, also an introduction to scene basics, location work, emotions. Level B Jump into the world of environment and object work. Level B is the…