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The Fictionals Celebrate 8 Years Of Improv Comedy At The Rio Theatre November 21st

14 Nov

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According to Daniel Chai, co-creator of The Fictionals and host of Improv Against Humanity, their 8th Anniversary Celebration is going to be an epic night. Daniel tells us “The Fictionals are so lucky to have some of the best audiences who come and laugh with us at every show we do. And of course we want to welcome those who are new to Improv Against Humanity to join the fun!” and “Like any fun birthday party, we want to celebrate with all of our friends, which means the comedy fans of Vancouver.” 

Their epic 8th anniversary celebration happens November 21st at the Rio Theatre. On hand will be a special guest comedian, Cameron Macleod from The Hero Show and JFL Northwest.  The show will also crown the newest Most Horrible Person in Vancouver with YOU the audience choosing the winner.   To join in the fun, you can grab your tickets in advance for $12 from the Rio Theatre, or you can grab them for $14 at the door.

Photo Credit: Zemekiss Photography

Valentine’s Day Themed Improv Against Humanity At The Rio Theatre February 10

18 Jan

ImproveOur favourite improv group has something special planned for Valentine’s Day. They will be serving up Bad Medicine at the Rio Theatre on February 10th. You are invited to a special Valentine’s Day themed Improv Against Humanity. There will be Cards Against Humanity, Cupid inspired comedy, Innuendo and the crowning of the next Horrible Person in Vancouver.  Oh yes, and there will be prizes.  The show gets under way at 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are available in advance for $10 at Rio Theatre or $12 at the door.

Photo Credit: The Fictionals

JFL NorthWest Brings Comedy To East Van February 2016

14 Dec

JFLNorthwestNorthWest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs have teamed up to bring you JFL Northwest in February 2016. The Festival takes place between February 18 to 27, 2016 and will bring some of the best in comedy with stand up, sketch and improv. They have a great line of shows coming and many, we are pleased to see, have landed in East Vancouver.  We have set out below the who, when & where in East Van.  We do recommend though that you grab your tickets in advance as we expect many of these shows to sell out.  For more details on the comedians performing visit JFL Northwest. Tickets are available at Ticket Fly.

Feb. 19: Instagraham – Hot Art Wet City

Feb. 19: The Lady Show – Little Mountain Gallery

The Lady Show is a hilarious night of sketch comedy, monologues, stand-up comedy and awkward dance numbers. Featuring comedian and actress Robyn Edwards (FOX’s Second Chance), Fatima Dhowre (SiriusXM Radio), Morgan Brayton (OUTtv’s Morgan Brayton and Other People), Katie-Ellen Humphries (Winnipeg Comedy Festival), and Erica Sigurdson (CBC Radio’s The Debaters). Joining these five Lady Show ladies is the very funny Sophie Buddle (Just For Laughs).

Feb. 20: Hasan Minhaj – Rio Theatre

Feb. 20:  Nick Thune – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 20:  Just For Laughs Showcase – Biltmore Cabaret

A newly added show – The Just For Laughs ‘big wigs’ will be in town and they’re looking for the next big thing. So come out and watch the local comedians try to impress the ones with the wigs.

Feb. 21: Bert Kreischer – Rio Theatre

Feb. 21: The Sunday Service – The Fox Cabaret

With a Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Improv Troupe” and international recognition, The Sunday Service presents a fast-paced and unique take on traditional improv. The Sunday Service is Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read, and Taz VanRassel, along with Mark Chavez (The Pajama Men) and musical director, Emmett Hall.

Feb. 23-27: The Nasty Show – Rio Theatre

Feb. 23&24: Janeane Garofalo – Rio Theatre

Feb. 24: Ron Funches – Biltmore Cabaret

Feb. 24: Ring A Ding Dong Dandy – Little Mountain Gallery

Ryan Beil and Graham Clark riff over top of classic wrestling clips along with special announcer Kevin Banner.

Feb. 25: Hari Kondabolu – Biltmore Cabaret

Feb. 26: Kyle Kinane – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 27: Kyle Kinane – Biltmore Cabaret (2nd Show Added)

Feb. 27: Michael Che – Biltmore Cabaret

Michael Che is currently the co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, where he is also a writer and a previous correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Feb. 27: Everything Is Terrible! – Rio Theatre

This is a Legends show which is a culmination of the first eight (of 888) years of work from the video alchemists at EIT! These mindfreaks have taken thousands of forgotten VHS tapes, chewed them up, and spit them back to their young via daily website postings, six movies, and world tours. In that time, they’ve exposed their fans to wonders such as massaging cat ladies, apocalyptic facial exercises, pizza parties in hell, and the immortal party-god, Duane. Time pack up your copies of Jerry Maguire and accept the fact that your life up until this moment has been pointless.

Improv Comedy Workshop, Saturday, September 7th

26 Aug


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So have you ever wanted to learn a little improv? Practice thinking on your feet?  Well on Saturday, September 7th, you have that chance.  Instant Theatre Company is holding a one day class in which you have the opportunity to learn the improvisational skills of play, spontaneity, character and story.   The workshop will be held at the Instant Shop, 650 East Broadway from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at a cost of $59.00 or early bird registration is $39.00. Instant Theatre Company has been offering workshops, doing shows and custom events since 1994 and are regulars at Havana Theatre’s Comedy Nights.  Note, no improv experience necessary for this class.  If you can’t make the class on September 7th, there is another on September 14th. 

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