Izad Etemadi is an Iranian-Canadian actor, writer, and comedian originally from Victoria, British Columbia. After relocating to Toronto, he received the Emerging Queer Artist award from Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Select Film/TV credits include Overlord and the Underwoods (CBC/Nickelodeon), TallBoyz (CBC), Odd Squad (PBS Kids), and Bajillionaires (Family Channel). He’s toured and performed his critically acclaimed solo shows across the country and is currently developing his new comedy special Say My Name in residency with Green Light Arts. Izad’s work uses comedy to explore queer identity, immigration, and the terrors of being a millennial.