Welcome to the Comedy Department

We are a world-class special event and corporate comedy company. As a professional entertainment team with decades of experience in improv and sketch writing, and film, television, and digital production, we will create a unique and unforgettable experience for your organization. With extensive relationships in the entertainment community in Vancouver and beyond, we can easily access the perfect talent for your event.
Denise Jones, owner of The Comedy Department, corporate comedy providers.

Denise Jones

Denise Jones is no stranger to producing and performing corporate events. As the Artistic Director of Vancouver TheatreSports, she oversaw the creation and execution of smash hit shows like Christmas Queen, Murder on the Improv Express, Throne and Games and many more. She was a lead corporate trainer with Improv for Business, bringing improv fundamentals to corporations and businesses globally. She has delighted international audiences to rave reviews performing sketch and improv around the world for Crystal, Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

As a film and TV actor, Denise was nominated for a Leo Award for her role in Preggoland opposite James Caan, and was directed by Steven Spielberg in the film BFG. She found her niche in the various Air Bud franchise movies such as Superbuddies, Pup Academy and Russell Madness.

Denise tells her deepest secrets to her Goldendoodle, Frizbee.

Selected credits:

Scaredy Cats – Netflix
Easter Sunday – Universal Pictures
The BFG – Steven Spielberg – Disney
Russell Madness – Amazon
Julie and the Phantoms – Kenny Ortega – Netflix
Gabby Duran and the Unsittables – Disney
Campfire Kiss – Hallmark

David Milchard, owner of The Comedy Department, corporate comedy providers.

David Milchard

David Milchard is an award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, comedian, improviser and digital creator. A Second City and Vancouver TheatreSports League alumni, he’s performed in comedy festivals across North America including Just For Laughs, Bumbershoot, Chicago, Edmonton’s Improvaganza, Seattle, and many more.

A member of the critically acclaimed international hit touring show the Comic Strippers (Canadian Comedy Award Winner) you’ve seen him on Altered Carbon, Psych, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Fringe, The Flash, Supernatural, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. David, co-creator of the award-winning viral web series, Convos With My 2-Year-Old on YouTube (125 million plus views), produced and directed the feature film F**king Idiots (2020 VIFF / Montreal Independent Film Festival). Currently David is producing Corner Office starring Jon Hamm and Danny Pudi.

David was once struck by lightening in a tent.

Selected film credits:

Altered Carbon – Netflix
Big Eyes – Tim Burton – Miramax
The Company You Keep – Robert Redford – Sony Pictures Classic
Russell Madness – Amazon
Convos with My 2-Year-Old – 125 million views – YouTube/Disney
LouderMilk – Amazon
Supernatural – CW
Geek Charming – Disney
Psych – USA Network
Monky Up – FOX

“Improvisation is too good to leave to chance”

– Paul Simon

Awards and Nominations