Meet Vancouver actor, writer and improviser, Graeme Duffy.
Along with Denise Jones, Graeme is responsible for the concept behind the Vancouver TheatreSports League’s (VTS) latest show, Throne and Games – The Last Laugh. Marking the final ‘season’ in VTS’ comedy trilogy, the satirical parody, loosely based on HBO’s popular TV series, will feature some familiar characters along with a myriad of unexpected plot twists as suggested by the audience. Throne and Games- The Last Laugh opens at the Improv Centre on Granville Island on April 26 and continues through June 15.
Meet Graeme Duffy
Graeme is an established actor, writer and improvisor, and long-time cast member with the Vancouver TheatreSports League. Graeme has performed with Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie of Who’s Line is it Anyways many times, and is a featured performer at comedy festivals throughout North America. As a corporate entertainer, Graeme performs year round for Fortune 500 companies and aboard both the Princess and Crystal Cruise Lines. In 2015, Graeme was voted ‘Vancouver’s Best Improv Comic’ in a local reader poll.
As a TV actor Graeme has appeared in such shows as Siren, The Murders, and the reboot of the Twilight Zone. As a film actor you can see Graeme along side Nicolas Cage in the Larry Charles directed Army of One, as well as many other projects that have kept him busy over the past decade.
20 Questions with Graeme Duffy
1. Your first job.
A dishwasher at the Empress Hotel in Victoria.
2. The job you always wanted as a child?
Honestly to be an actor … or a long haul truck driver.
3. Your pet peeve.
Chronically late people.
4. Your hero.
Currently, Russell Brand.
5. Your biggest indulgence.
Sneakers and tattoos.
6. One thing no one knows about you.
I’m a crier.
7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
The fuselage of an airplane, a hatch, and a smoke monster.
8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
9. If they made a movie about your life, who would it star?
10. Hero or villain?
11. Your life’s motto/mantra.
This above all else, to thine own self be true.
12. Your favourite playwright?
13. The last book you read.
“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”.
14. If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be?
Brian from Family Guy because he’s painfully intelligent and emotionally elevated but still makes mistakes.
15. What will it say on your grave marker?
16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?
17. Your idea of happiness.
A beautiful place with my beautiful wife, Caitlin.
18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty-year-old self?
Hire an accountant.
19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.
That I’ve been able to bring people joy on a large scale through laughter and comedy.
20. To be or not to be?
To be. It’s the only choice really.