Co-creator and Showrunner of Baroness von Sketch Show, Carolyn Taylor is an award-winning writer, artist, actor, and comedian. She honed her skills in political and social satire at The Second City in Toronto, writing and starring in five original revues. Carolyn is the recipient of two Canadian Screen Awards for Best Show and Best Writing and Rockie Award nomination for Baroness von Sketch Show (2017), and has won a Canadian Comedy Award, Canadian Screen Award and Gemini nomination for her past work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Carolyn has written sketch, political commentary and episodic for Canada’s major networks including Senior Writer for CBC’s The Hour and contributing writer on CBC Radio’s This Is That and Gavin Crawford’s Because News.
As an actor Carolyn has multiple credits in theatre, film, and television including a starring role in the hit indie rom-com, Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (2016). She performs regularly at comedy venues around Toronto including Dawn Patrol, West End Girls, Wayward, Wand Portal and The She-Dot Festival and will be featured in this year’s 10×10 Photography Exhibition at The Gladstone Hotel. Additionally, Carolyn is an artist and member of the experimental art sound quartet Mintz, with whom she has enjoyed residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts and Gibralter Point.
Baroness von Sketch Show is her dream job.