Coko Galore is a Toronto-based actor, comedian and curator. She is one half of the dynamic improv comedy duo Coko & Daphney, Festival Director of Black and Funny - Toronto and Asian and Funny, and co-producer of The Untitled Black Sketch Project. Her performance credits include headlining festivals across North America (incl. Portland, Vancouver, Montreal & more), Harbourfront's BRAVE Festival 2018 (also curated by Coko Galore), her solo show MIXED CHICK at the Toronto Fringe 2015, and most recently CBC's Tallboyz.
Coko Galore is currently Artistic and Managing Director* of The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, where she is instrumental in the creation of their YouTube Channel:
Personal Mandate: “As a creative leader, and as a Queer Black & Asian woman, I am committed to uplifting and elevating the marginalized voices in comedy. I am excited for how artistic spaces evolve as we move through these challenging times. Now’s the time for us to make bold choices and significant changes.” (2020)
*Fun Fact: Coko Galore is the first Queer Black & Asian woman to head an improv comedy theatre in 2020. As Bey said, 'Ain't that 'bout a bitch?'.
photo by Angela Lewis (2019)