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'Enchantingly intimate, filled with gusto, charm, brilliance, talent and chutzpah.
'What makes her performance so irresistible is her innate mimetic genius her sharp, compassionate observation of people, her instinct for spot-on timing and just-right exaggeration, her amazingly limber facial expression and body language. But, most of all, it’s the unfeigned warmth of her connection with her audience.'
'Deb Filler’s love note to the world wends through near-universal musical touchstones, bawdy humour, the joys (or not) of Yiddish, coincidental connections, and the impact of one important musical figure on the life of her family.’
Deb Filler is an internationally acclaimed theatre, character, comic and musical artist. Deb was a feature performer in Shark Lords, a TV series for FX/MGM as Dr. Evelyn Allen. With appearances on American Gods and The Handmaid’s Tale. Deb can also be seen in the hit feature documentary, The Last Laugh, alongside comedy legends Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman and Carl Reiner.
Deb achieved international success playing 36 characters in her renowned off-Broadway solo show Punch Me in the Stomach, which screened on CBC-TV and toured the world for twelve years. Audiences also saw her baking challah bread live onstage in her twenty-seven character hit solo show, Filler Up! which also toured internationally to sold out houses.
A long-time guest teacher at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities globally, Deb also coaches, mentors and leads storytelling and humour workshops across the world.
THEATRE: Deb Filler is an internationally acclaimed theatre, character, comic and musical artist. PlayingLeah Kimhi in ‘Birds of A Kind’ at the Stratford Theatre Festival, Deb received accolades and overwhelmingly positive feedback. The play won numerous critics’ picks in Canada. Performed in the Toronto Centre for the Arts production of Death of A Salesman in Yiddish and Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, with Fiona Reid and others at Campbell House where she was lauded for her work.
FILM & TV: A featured regular in the TV series Shark Lords for FX/MGM in the US, Deb has also memorably appeared in The Handmaid’s Tale, American Gods, thedocumentary film The Last Laugh alongside comedy legends Mel Brooks and Sarah Silverman. She penned and starred in several short films including Mr Bernstein, Ladies and Gentlemen: Biddie Schitzerman and Trip.
SOLO PRESENTATIONS: Shows include I Lost It in Kiev, Filler Up (a solo show, with 42 characters where she bakes a loaf of bread onstage) and Punch Me in the Stomach (a solo show, with 36 characters off Broadway, off West End.) Deb has worked in theatre internationally including Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago) Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre (Company B), New York Theatre Workshop, Buddies in Bad Times, and many others.I Did It My Way In Yiddish (in English) toured London, Australia, Jerusalem and L.A, New York Toronto and New Zealand.
VOICE: Deb is the voice of the Peg Bundy doll and “Mummy” in the award winning animated series, Bob and Margaret.
COMIC: Deb regularly performs comedy internationally at clubs, benefits, and emceeing fundraisers.
WRITER: Internationally acclaimed as a writer/performer and comedian, she has also been a playwright-in-residence at several theatre companies, including: The Adirondack Theatre Festival, guest playwright at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre and is an ongoing member of the Usual Suspects Playwrights Lab at New York Theatre Workshop.
Deb is the Playwright of the two character show, My German Roots Are Showing. She has worked on numerous productions as co-writer, and is a contributing writer in the anthology, Daughters of Absence, edited by Mindy Weisel (Capital Books, 2019).
Currently, Deb is working on her own book, Filler Up! Food on a Schtick. – Recipes and Stories from a South Pacific Jewish Family.
TEACHER: A long time guest teacher in the theatre department at Brown University, Humber College’s program for comedy writers, New Zealand’s The Actor’s Program and New Zealand’s National Drama School, she also coaches, mentors and leads storytelling and humour workshops across the world.
FURTHER INFO: Visit Artiste Website: https://www.fillerup.ca/