Photo by:  Maira Ribiero

Who is she?

Preeti (pronounced Pree-Tee) Torul, is a British-Canadian actor, comedian, writer and director represented by Grand Wave Management.

Preeti grew up in Toronto and London speaking English and Creole, in a Mauritian-Indian family. She became interested in performance and storytelling from a young age.

Starting at The Second City, Preeti performed as an improviser, sketch comedian, writer and in 2015, was cast in the inaugural Bob Curry Fellowship program as a writer and actor.

Having found an interest in comedic performance, Preeti has been enthusiastically involved in the comedy community of Toronto and New York, for the past six years. She has connected with audiences through trauma to promote awareness to deeper issues affecting women and minorities, via stand-up, storytelling, writing and acting.

In 2015, Preeti directed her first short ‘Where You From?’, which she co-wrote with fellow comedian, Nelu Handa, during the Bob Curry Fellowship at The Second City Toronto. Since then she has gone on to direct two dance narrative short films for Canadian fashion brand Mila Zovko and for the Pina Bausch Foundation.

Between 2016 and 2018, she performed stand-up at the Yas Kween, Bad Dog Combustion Festival, SheDot Festival, Guelph Comedy Festival, Wavelength Music Festival, SHADE Comedy Festival.

In 2018, she has appeared in comedic acting roles on Rakhee Morazaria's web series 'Note To Self' on CBC Comedy and ‘Bajillionaires’ on Family Channel. Preeti was a writer on CBC's 2018 Air Farce's New Year's Eve Special and she will be performing at the 2019 Winnipeg Comedy Festival, for her first televised taping for CBC.

In addition to performing stand-up regularly in Toronto, she is currently working on various projects for film and TV. Preeti’s goal is to combine all her talents into a multi-faceted performance career, where she can tell stories in front of and behind the camera.

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