Allan Turner is a writer, director, teacher, actor, voice actor, improviser, comedian as well as being one of the top clowns working in Toronto today. He studied improv at The Second City, bouffon and the Pochinko method of clown through mask with Sue Morrison at The Theatre Resource Centre and John Turner of Mump & Smoot at The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance.
He is a Theatresports and Bad Dog Theatre Company alumnus and continues to be a fixture in the Toronto comedy scene. For the past 15 years, Allan has acted as the fan favourite zombie clown, Jean-Paul Mullet. The tragicomedy Mullet’s Make-a-Play premiered in the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival to rave reviews. In 2012, he headlined at The People’s Improv Theatre in NYC to a packed house. Mullet’s Dinosaur Adventure, a family friendly and educational show, sold out at the 2013 Toronto International Circus Festival.
For the 2013 Toronto Fringe, Allan wrote and starred in Sour Grapes, a dark comedy featuring all new characters and clowns that the NOW Magazine awarded Outstanding Ensemble and said included “moments of brilliance.” Television credits include Orphan Black (Space), Zoink’d (YTV), ), Ed the Sock’s This Movie Sucks (CHCH), and Ed & Red’s Night Party (CityTV), where Mullet was a recurring guest star. Currently, Allan produces and hosts the hit Mullet’s Night Show, a live comedy variety show done in the style of a late night television talk show.