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Griffin Toplitsky

Griffin Toplitsky is a Toronto based writer and improviser. As a performer, he was one of Bad Dog Theatre’s Featured Players, performed regularly with improv group The Kids’ Table, and has appeared at Toronto Sketchfest, Seattle Sketchfest, Detroit Improv Festival, and the Montreal Improv Festival, among others.

To actually make money, he works in television, having recently produced and written 3 episodes of Canadian Screen Award nominated children’s program Gabby’s Farm.

Griffin’s podcast Killed to Death has been nominated for several Canadian Podcast Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, People’s Choice, Outstanding Male Host, among others. It has received a Canadian Comedy Award nomination, and been recognized by The Comedy Network, ETalk Canada, and BlogTO.


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  • Feb 22 2021

    Pinocchio (1940)

    We are joins by Cihang Ma and Griffin Toplitsky to discuss Pinocchio (1940) and as a result the economics of turning boys into donkeys.
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  • Nov 30 2020

    My Chemical Romance (ft. Griffin Toplitsky and Steve Cooke)

    No tea no shade, but teenagers scare the living shit out of us too...
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  • Sep 28 2020

    Aladdin (1992)

    In this movie review episode I'm joined by Taylor Davis and Griffin Toplitsky to discuss Aladdin (1992) and talk about what kind of genies we'd be.
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  • Jul 07 2020

    The Bedroom

    Pete (Rhys Naylor) and Dale (Griffin Toplitsky) find themselves in a situation worthy of a Rick Moranis movie.
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  • Jun 01 2020

    Batarang 2

    Another special Batarang episode with all new scenes. Dare I say, silly-er than the last. I took twelve improv comedians, recorded improvised scenes over the internet, and then edited them into the short comedic radio plays you are about to...
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  • Feb 16 2020

    The Bed Post Podcast LIVE

    This is a recording of the live Sonar show at Bad Dog Theatre with Head Mistress Shahrazad, Domina Dali, Griffin Toplitzky, and Everardo Ramirez. We discuss sour Skittles masochism, funniest role plays, and ball tug-o-war.
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  • Oct 21 2019

    58 – Draw Anything You Imagine

    In this episode, we are joined by Griffin Toplitsky and Laura Ramoso to discuss the wish, "I wish I could draw, paint, etc, anything I imagine." The discussion that follows covers The Group of Seven, a good accountant, and Maddox's...
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  • Oct 10 2019

    Episode 40 – Rat Race w/ Griffin Toplitsky

    We watch the 2001 movie with it's biggest fan. Talk about our modern casting and why Vite is on her phone.
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  • Sep 16 2019

    53 – Clean Glasses

    In this episode, we are joined by Griffin Toplitsky and Laura Ramoso to discuss the wish, "I wish my glasses were always clean." The discussion that follows covers soap and water, transition lenses, and Dusty Fingers, child sheriff. 
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  • Aug 27 2018

    13 – Stable Writing Career

    In this episode, I am joined by Shannon Lahaie and Griffin Toplitsky to discuss the wish, "I want to have a stable writing career" The discussion that follows ghost, cats in small towns, and ghosts of cats from small town...
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  • Jul 09 2018

    06 – Travel Anywhere

    In this episode, we are joined Griffin Toplitsky and Shannon Lahaie to discuss the wish, "I want to be able to travel anywhere in the world instantly." The discussion that follows "big meetings" in the bathroom, managing a Walmart, and...
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  • Jun 11 2018

    02 – Get A Mech

    In this episode, we are joined by Griffin Toplitsky and Shannon Lahaie to discuss the wish, "I want to Get a Mech" By episodes end, Shannon is obsessed with robot breasts, Griffin is a garbage man, and Maddox has taken...
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  • Jun 10 2018

    The Attic

    Derrick (Steve Cooke) and Darren (Griffin Toplitsky) have locked themselves in the attic of their land houseboat. They need to find a way out before their mom comes home, but not before Darren gets his People magazine.
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  • Sep 11 2017

    Ep. 100.5 Spooktacular 2 Part 2

    The Spooky 100(b) Today on Spooked! It's part two of our two year extravaganza. Packed full of some amazing past guest, we get not one but four spooky stories. So tune in for the celebration and get ready for year...
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  • Jun 19 2017

    Ep. 89 Killed To Death

    The Spooky Time Travel Today on Spooked! Colin loses his hands, Damien sells balms to the Nazis, Cody is fixated on bleach, Michael works on the radio for about 20 seconds, Griffin is quite fine to not come along on...
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  • Nov 30 2016

    130: Terminal – with Griffin Toplitsky

    The Nice Guys flawlessly recreate “The Terminal” Featuring the hilarious Griffin Toplitsky! Famous Quote: “I guess it was all haunted.”
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  • Mar 25 2016

    112: Tootsie – with Griffin Toplitsky and Steve Cooke

    The Nice Guys flawlessly recreate “Tootsie” Featuring the hilarious co-hosts of “Killed to Death” Griffin Toplitsky and Steve Cooke!
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