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Who the heck are these crazy, bordering-on-middle-aged “kids” in the cast anyways?

Mark Kenneth Woods
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor (Mario, Deborah, Guy, Greg, Nate, Kimberney, Princesa, Wolfgang, Yoshi)

profile_markMark, or MKW as he is affectionately known, is to blame for creating this demented world of Furry Creek. He also bosses everyone else around but they still love the m̶o̶n̶e̶y̶ him. Mark is a comedy writer, actor, producer, director, documentary filmmaker and occasional TV host whose work has been broadcast and screened around the world. Not too shabby. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from York University. Also not too shabby. But Mark is probably best known as the creator and star of 3 seasons of the TV series The House of Venus Show (2005-2009), the world’s first LGBT sketch comedy show and his viral Starbucks CommercialCoffee Frenemies” starring Bianca del Rio and Adore Delano (Deb even has a voice cameo!). When he’s not playing 10 nut jobs on The Face of Furry Creek, Mark enjoys a jug of wine every now and always and is a travel nut. He is currently saving up for a cultural tour of Saskatoon’s best rave parties for the 30+ crowd with Ryan Steele. www.markkennethwoods.com

Michael Venus
Associate Producer, Actor (Brenda, Sisi, Chad, Liz, Kourtlyn, Hans)

profile_michael2Michael is a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of the collective The House of Venus. Over the past 20 years, Michael has revolutionized the underground scene through parties, events and art “happenings”, whatever those are. Heavily influenced by Warhol, Venus continues to create film, music, video and visual art with political and social change in mind. And then there’s The Face of Furry Creek. Michael met Mark Kenneth Woods in 2000 and the two have been making “people” (i.e. themselves) laugh ever since. Venus co-produced and starred in Woods’ series The House of Venus Show and feature film Deb and Sisi and their collaborative efforts have continued with Furry Creek. But “he” is also famous for being a “she”. Michael’s drag alter ego Miss Cotton is a fairy godmother of glamour (and narcissism!). But our crew likes Michael best we he leaves the glamour behind. Cue Sisi. www.houseofvenus.com

Amy Goodmurphy
Actor (Petunia, Charmaine, Prudence, Natalia, Twink, Re-enactment Sisi)

profile_amyAmy is a raging tomboy who possessed a bowl cut and a rat tail as a child and begged people to call her Ricky. On set we call her Bryan #2. Sorry lady. Amy met Ryan Steele 6 years ago and they’ve never stopped putting each other down since. Often times in front of audiences in their hilarious live comedy show The Ryan and Amy Show or as part of the cast of YTV’s The Funny Pit. Amy loves comedy and cites Molly Shannon as her number 1 inspiration. She’d like to point out that she drives a used 2008 Ford Escape that has about 8 trillion Kms/Miles on it so yep, she’s doing well for herself. And with all the money she made from The Face of Furry Creek, she’ll finally be able to fulfill her dream of owning that “new car smell”. In the form of a “new car” scented air freshener from the dollar store of course. Thankfully, she’s also be part of a new series called Too Much Information on The Movie Network in Canada.  www.ryanandamyshow.com


Ryan Steele

Actor (Freddy, Muscle Mary, Re-enactment Deb)

profile_ryanBryan #1, as we like to call him, is a sketch comedian who loves reality television and “gurl’s nights” with Mark Kenneth Woods where they share secrets and dye each other’s beards. He started in comedy professionally very early on in his life, at the age of 29, and has worked very hard ever since. He met Amy Goodmurphy in 2007 bar tending and the newly minted pals created The Ryan and Amy Show together, a regular live sketch comedy show, and have written, directed and acted in over 100 comedy shorts since! So Ryan is clearly both prolific and desperate for attention. He’s the guy behind youtube sensations Busy Drag Queen, Woof and Adult Ravers. You may have also seen him on a little show called The Amazing Race Canada. But even with all the attention he’s received, he still has to appear in shows like The Face of Furry Creek so…  www.ryanandamyshow.com