Sandy Jobin-Bevans

Second City Alum | Host & Emcee | Improv Facilitator

A nine-time winner at the Canadian Comedy Awards, Sandy Jobin-Bevans is an alumnus of the legendary Toronto Second City Mainstage, where he wrote and performed five reviews and directed a sixth. He uses his experience as a professional improviser to host and emcee memorable and hilarious events, as well as lead communication and presentation skill-building workshops. Past clients have included BMO, Canadian Tire, CIBC, Deloitte, Harley-Davidson, Telus, The Toronto Blue Jays, the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NHL, among many others.

In addition, Jobin-Bevans has appeared in countless commercials and was the host of HGTV’s Great Home Giveaway. He has also appeared in such films as You Kill Me, alongside Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley, Harold & Kumar Go to Whitecastle, and the Lifetime movie, Flint.

Jobin-Bevans was a regular cast member on the Comedy Network’s sketch comedy show Hotbox, and currently plays the single father of four children on YTV/Nickelodeon’s kids sitcom Life with Boys. He also co-hosts W Network’s hidden camera gameshow, Deal with It, plays the dad on NBC Universal’s new family sitcom, Bijillionaires, and co-hosts Just Like Mom and Dad, now in its second season.

Host / Emcee

With over 15 years of improvisation experience, Second City alumnus Sandy Jobin-Bevans hosts at the intersection of preparation and performance. With quick-witted talent and professional experience, Sandy will keep your event on-track and your audience laughing.

Better Collaboration (Formerly Known as Team Building)

It’s not surprising to hear that the company that works as a team will succeed as a team — this is what collaboration is all about. A core tenet of improvisation is collaboration; we cannot succeed in our performances without everyone working effectively together. (Improvisers love to work as a team, otherwise they would be stand ups!)

In this workshop, alumnus of the legendary Toronto Second City Mainstage Sandy Jobin-Bevans will use exercises and techniques from improv to bring your group together. Through laughter and small connections, you can expect better internal relationships, better bonds with clients, and better results overall.

Adapting to Change (AKA “How Is This Going to Affect Me?)

When people see that change is on the horizon, they often panic, asking “what am I going to lose?” What people often overlook is that change can also be good. With the right training though, people can evolve their thinking, and ask themselves “what am I going to gain?”

Drawing on more than 15 years of professional improv experience, Sandy Jobin-Bevans will take your group through a series of training exercises stemming from improv techniques. Professional improvisors are trained to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, constantly changing their thinking with suggestions from the audience. Jobin-Bevans will show that the best results happen when change is embraced and celebrated.

Storytelling (AKA “What Do I Say When My Slide Deck Won’t Work?)

Storytelling is about knowing your subject and being passionate about it. Too often we fall in love with our slide decks full of graphs, numbers, and really tiny fonts. It’s time to put all of that away and get into what’s really important — the story.

Using a series of storytelling exercises, participants will dive into the importance of language choice, being concise, and how the structure of classic stories can apply to your presentations and pitches. From the elevator pitch to delivering a speech, you can have a massive impact with the smallest of changes.

Creativity and Innovation (AKA “My Teachers Told Me I Have No Imagination, So I Guess That’s That”)

The first step to being creative is to stop saying that you aren’t. The next step is dropping the judgement of your ideas. The final step is presenting those ideas to the world.

Even if it is in varying degrees, we all have a creative side — it’s just a matter of tapping into it. Using several tried and true improvisational exercises, Sandy Jobin-Bevans will lead your group into a more creative mindset. This session will end with attendees presenting a series of innovative pitches to the rest of their team.

Becoming Better Communicators (Spoiler Alert: It All Comes Down to Listening)

When you listen, you gain trust — people know that they have been heard and will trust that you’ll deliver on what they need. When you listen, you show that you are grateful for information. This means people will be more inclined to share insights with you. And, most importantly, when you listen, you build a relationship. No one will ever complain that you are a good listener, but they will complain when you are not.

Improvisors are great communicators, because being a great improvisor starts with great listening. With no script to rely on, you must listen to your castmates and the audience to know where the story is going next.

Drawing on more than fifteen years of professional improv experience, Sandy Jobin-Bevans will take your group through a series of exercises that will illustrate how to become more effective communicators both in how you listen and what you say.