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Writing Bio

Jan Caruana‘s career has been interesting and varied. She is a multiple Canadian Comedy Award winner and has performed across North America in a variety of comedy shows. A mainstay of many Toronto stages, Jan co-wrote and performed in the Second City Toronto’s critically and audience acclaimed revues The Meme-ing of Life and We Can Be Heroes (named one of NOW Magazines Top Ten Shows of 2013). Jan was a member of the cast of “One Night Only”, a fully improvised two-act musical at Factory Theatre and was part of the Off-Broadway workshop production in 2018. She was also the winner of a Dora Award as part of the ensemble for “The Wonder Pageant”. She has appeared in films and television shows including Baroness Von Sketch (where she is also a writer), Rookie Blue, Odd Squad, Mean Girls, Pretty Hard Cases and Kim’s Convenience.

Jan is a Canadian Screen Award nominated writer for her work on City TV's Sunnyside and the YTV youth sketch show That’s So Weird, creating some of the series most memorable and colourful characters. She is also very proud to have written for The Baroness Von Sketch Show, The Happy House of Frightenstein and the international sensation The Next Step on BBCKids.

Currently, Jan is a writer (and panelist) for CBC's Because News with Gavin Crawford.


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