Marshall Lorenzo

Marshall Lorenzo

"I Mean, It's not important, but i also worked for Blockbuster Video for an unhealthy amount of time (seven years), and during high school and university i used to review films for JET Magazine.  Remember JET Magazine



Marshall Lorenzo is a comedy writer back home in New Zealand after writing the debut season of Canada’s Drag Race, produced by the Emmy Award-winning creators of RuPaul’s Drag Race. He is the former head writer of the multi-Canadian Comedy Award-winning troupe The Sketchersons. Known for their famous show Sunday Night Live, modeled after Saturday Night Live, the show features local artists and comedians including celebrities such as Tom Green, Tim Baltz (The Righteous Gemstones), Carolyn Taylor (Baroness Von Sketch), Tatiana Maslany (She-Hulk), Scott Adsit and John Lutz (30 Rock), Paul Brittain (Saturday Night Live), James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang), Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall) and even Brett ‘The Hitman’ Hart (that was a tough one).

Marshall is also a writer and performer for the sketch comedy troupe Panacea, which garnered rave reviews and a 5N rating in Now Magazine for their self-titled debut show, and was named top 5 shows to see at the 2015 Toronto Sketchfest. He is part of the 2019 Canadian Comedy award-winning ensemble queer sketch show Extravaganza Eleganza which was named one of the 2018 Now Magazine top 5 comedy shows to watch. He’s performed regularly in the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and was picked for the ‘Best of the Fest’ showcase in the 2018 Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival as a solo comedian, and more recently in the 2019 JFL Solo Sketch Showcase

Marshall also wrote the book and lyrics to a sixty-minute disco musical about Marineland for the 2015 Toronto Fringe that critics hated, garnering reviews such as “Why disco?” and “WTF”. Marshall is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and in 2014 was nominated for the Second City Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Fresh Meat showcase. He likes three things: vodka.


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022-2023 Masters in Screenwiting Training Auckland University of Technology
2014 Conservatory Training Second City Toronto
2014 Bad Dog Theatre Studio Lab Training Sean Tabares
2013 Real Talk Intensive with Kevin Whalen Training Second City Toronto
2013 Level E Graduation Show Training Second City Toronto
2013 Improvisation Levels A,B,C,D & E Training Second City Toronto
2010 Comedy Writing with Tim Ferguson Training Royal Melbourne University of Technology
2005 Bachelor of Communications Training Auckland University of Technology
2019 Canada's Drag Race Writer Bell Ant Media/Bell Media
2016-2020 Sunday Night Live Headwriter/Performer Toronto Comedy Bar
2015-2017 Format - lead the creative strategy and voice for the Format brand, controlling the end-to-end customer experience, applying strategic thinking and business goals to design, message and voice, and making sure it’s relevant to the audience while enhancing the brand at every touchpoint. I relaunched the brand in 2016, writing and producing six national commercials as part of a multi-faceted campaign across various mediums. Advertising: Creative Director/Copywriter/Producer
2012-2015 Secret Location - worked on various projects from large scale television programming, to promotional campaigns, as well as digital projects for Wild Canada on the CBC, The Amazing Race for CTV, Dino Hunt for the History Channel and Property Brothers for Cineflex / The W Network, as well as pitching and securing work across the company. In 2013 we won a Creative Arts Emmy for our work on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Advertising: Senior Copywriter/Ad Creativie
2010-2012 Isobar - Worked on Australia's leading brands and creating winning campaigns for brands such as Holden, Red Rooster, Jetstar, Fosters, JB HIFI and more Advertising: Creative
2006-2010 TBWA/Whybin - worked on large NZ Clients like: ASB, Heineken, Tourism NZ and others Advertising : Junior Creative
2019-Present Screenrant / The Things : Contributing writer for Valnet Media on featured articles and deep dives into reality television. Duties include pitching opinion pieces for editors and writing assigned articles. Contributing Writer
2019-Present The Beaverton : Contributing writer for the satirical news site The Beaverton, Including pitching headlines, stories and content to the editor on a weekly basis, and producing fully written and revised articles ready for publishing. Contributing Writer
2019-Present Urban List NZ : Contributing culture writer for the Urban List NZ. A prominent Australasian lifestyle brand that includes write ups of the latest openings, events and things to do in New Zealand. Duties include pitching and writing assigned stories. Contributing Writer