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Biography

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Overview (1)

Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joshua Funk started working with the world-famous comedy troupe, The Second City, in 1994. He received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan and shortly after became one of the founding members of The Second City Detroit touring company. After three years on The Second City Detroit main stage, Joshua joined Park: A Rock Band and made three albums and took three national tours. Planetant and "Park" joined forces and made Garage: A Rock Movie. In 2000 Joshua became a resident director of The Second City in Chicago. He won two Joseph Jefferson Awards for "best director" for Holy War Batman, and "best production" for Pants On Fire. He also directed The Second City's first tours to Asia and a USO tour to Sarajevo, Bosnia. Joshua now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Nyima. He is currently the improv coach for MTV's Wild n' Out as well as an actor on the show. Joshua performs weekly at IO West in Hollywood with the improv troupes Opening Night and The 313. You can see him this summer on the new MTV sketch comedy show, Short Circuitz.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nyima Funk

Spouse (1)

Nyima Funk (? - present)

Trivia (7)

Co-founder of the Planet Ant Theater in Hamtramck, Michigan, with Ryan Carlson, Margaret Exner, Nancy Hayden, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Joshua's improv comedy troupe "The 313" is named after the Detroit area code. The group... (Joshua Funk, Nyima Funk, Larry Joe Campbell, Keegan Michael Key, Marc Evan Jackson, and Andy Cobb) are all former cast mates from The Secon City Detroit.
Joshua Funk created and was lead singer/guitarist in a band called Park: A Rock Band.
He was a cast member of Second City Detroit. He then became an award-winning director at the Second City Chicago. He won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Director for the revue: Holy War, Batman and Best Show for the revue: Pants on Fire.
Improv Coach for the MTV show: Wild'n Out With Nick Cannon. His job was to coach the red and black teams, and teach the celebrity talent to improvise. He was a performer on 11 of the shows.
He was awarded the 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Revue for "Holy War, Batman! or the The Yellow Cab of Courage" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Revue for "Pants on Fire" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

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