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About IamDanielChai

Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

Improv X Painting welcomes Diana Victoria Newman for Canvas Comedy on August 28

Art and Theatre combine on August 28 when The Fictionals and Diana Victoria Newman team up for Improv X Painting at Cafe Deux Soleils! Our latest mashup is called Canvas Comedy, and features a mixture of live painting and laughs!

Diana Victoria Newman

Diana Victoria Newman is a Vancouver born artist. With a Business Degree and Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate, she is now completing her studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Allowing the art to be her guide Diana creates very colourful intuitive paintings and poetry that hold deep truthful insights into her reality, helping to awaken, heal, inspire and liberate her.

Diana’s work has been showcased all over Vancouver, including atCafe Deux Soleils, International Women’s Day Month Celebration, and Art + Music Evening at The Gam Gallery. As a vessel for the creative spirit to speak, she wishes that her artwork helps to heighten her viewer’s sensitivities to honest & colourful being and dreaming.

Diana and select audience members will be painting live at Cafe Deux Soleils while our comedians entertain with classic improv games! It’s going to be a hilarious night, so come join the fun on August 28 at Cafe Deux Soleils! Doors at 7:30 pm, action starts at 8 pm. Tickets just $7 or $5 for students.

Diana Victoria Newman painting

Ask Me Anything: storyteller Jo Dworschak joins us at Cafe Deux Soleils on August 21

Everyone has a story to tell, and we’re excited to hear Jo Dworschak’s when the storyteller and producer joins us on August 21 for Ask Me Anything!

Jo Dworschak

Jo Dworschak’s an award winning storyteller, broadcaster, comedian and writer. She’s best known for Story Story Lie, a Storytelling gameshow where comedians share devious stories, one of which are a lie and the audience gets to interrogate them. Season 3 starts September 5th at The Rio Theatre.

In addition Jo is a non-fiction writer and 2017 graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio. In 2015 she was a finalist for BC’s Funniest Female and won Best Solo Show for Oh Man at the Montana Fringe Festival. She also hosts Weekly Stories at the Drive Coffee Bar and Coop Radio’s LGBTQ show Out and About in Canada.

We’re excited to chat with Jo at Hot Improv Tuesdays at Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, August 21! Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm, and tickets just $7 or $5 for students!


Tag Team Turmoil takes over Vancouver Improv Fight Club on August 14

It’s a Comedy Slam at Cafe Deux Soleils! Join us on Tuesday, August 14 for Vancouver Improv Fight Club: Tag Team Turmoil!

Vancouver Improv Fight Club

We’ve got three epic duos – Ed Forrester & Rachel Kent, Claire Pollock & Jeff Cooper and Tia Jeanette & Dan Willows – lined up for #HardcoreHilarity this month! The teams will battle it out with shortform games with scores issued by our audience judges! The winner of the first half will get to choose the stipulation in the second half of the show!

Come join the action on Tuesday, August 14 at Cafe Deux Soleils! Doors at 7:30 pm, action starts at 8 pm. Tickets just $7 or $5 for students.