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Paul Bates

A veteran of Toronto comedy stages, Paul got his start at The Second City, where he wrote and performed in six revues. Other stage credits include SlapShot Live, It’s A Wonderful Toronto, The Soaps: The Live Improvised Soap Opera!; An Inconvenient Musical; and SARSical, for which he received a Dora Award nomination. On television Paul played Jeff on Dan For Mayor (CTV), and has also appeared in The Stanley Dynamic, The Ron James Show, Odd Squad, Against The Wall, and Puppets Who Kill. Film credits include The Tuxedo, Welcome to Mooseport, and Camille. He’s won numerous Canadian Comedy Awards, and received NOW Magazine’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Male Improvisor.

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  • Jan 24 2022

    Ep. 318 – Paul Bates

    The Spooky Giant Today on Spooked! Cody grows up so fast, Damien tries to make it work with stir-fry, and Paul explains our changing bodies. It's all about growing up today, so grab your new razors, get some big kid...
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  • Aug 13 2021

    Paul Bates and Mayor Pink

    As part of a first responder unit, bush plane pilot Dick Mingus (Paul Bates) has seen his share of emergencies. But none were as tragic as finding the entire staff of an airport - his team members - thrashed open...
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  • Aug 10 2021

    Paul Bates

    On this week's episode, Alana and her guest Paul Bates (Dan for Mayor, The Dubious Book of Famous Deeds podcast) talk about social media addiction and how harmful it can be.
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  • Sep 29 2019

    Paul Bates

    This episode, Erin interviews the hilarious Paul Bates. Listen along as Paul talks about his ongoing journey understanding sex positivity, from experimenting with kink, to playing with polyamory.
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  • Jul 01 2019

    16 – Close Calls

    Lindsay and her guests renew their sense of gratitude by sharing some close call stories in this hilarious episode. Guests include: Paul Bates, Ken Gardener, Shawn Kinley, Tomko Lamb, and Jamie Northan.
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  • Aug 31 2018

    Paul Bates and Kyle Moss

    New forest ranger Brett Vonkman (Paul Bates) finds his predecessor's remains in their fire watchtower. Burned beyond recognition, arms akimbo, and Brett's name carved into every wall, they try to piece together what happened the previous evening.
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  • Aug 07 2018

    The Lower Deck

    Terrance (Paul Bates) throws one of his classic parties and Brad (Alastair Forbes) gets taken along for the ride, literally. By the time Brad realizes that Terrance's new boat isn't what he thought it would be, the two "friends" are...
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  • Sep 18 2017

    Ep. 101 Illusionoid (Live!)

    The Spooky Live Show It's our first live episode! With the help of the amazing Illusionoid, we come to terms with actually having an audience. So strap in and pretend like you were actually there and get ready to get...
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  • Feb 16 2017

    137: Armageddon – with Paul Bates (LIVE at Toronto Fringe Festival)

    The Nice Guys flawlessly recreate “Armageddon” Recorded LIVE at the Toronto Fringe Festival Featuring the HILARIOUS Paul Bates!
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  • Dec 03 2015

    101: Citizen Kane – with Paul Bates LIVE from the BCIF Festival

    The Nice Guys flawlessly recreate “Citizen Kane”, with the AMAZING Paul Bates!! LIVE from the Bad Dog Theatre for Toronto’s Big City Improv Festival. Famous Quote: “Want to play some Kick stick?”
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