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Canadian-Australian Comedy Connection at Cafe Deux Soleils on Hot Improv Tuesday, April 23

Laughs from across Canada and around the world! The next Hot Improv Tuesday at Cafe Deux Soleils features special guests Lenny Epstein from Ontario and Steve Charlton from Australia!

Lenny Epstein

Originally born and raised in Vancouver, Lenny Epstein has been improvising in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario for over 5 years with The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: Taste That! He has performed at Toronto’s Big City Improv Festival (2017, 2018) and Montreal’s Mprov Festival (2017, 2018) and has, with his troupe, opened for Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall), Steve Patterson (CBC’s Debaters), and Gavin Crawford (Because News) at the Comedy Country Festival. Lenny is also a member of improv duo Short Attention Spa.  He looks forward to improvising with The Fictionals for his first show in Van City!

Steve Charlton

Steve Charlton, a Canadian now living and performing in Australia, is back in his homeland for a short visit. Cutting his improv teeth at Vancouver TheatreSports, Steve has been improvising since 2011. Since moving to Sydney 2 years ago he has trained at Improv Theatre Sydney and is now part of the improv troupe Garbage People. GP have had successful runs at Sydney Fringe Festival and are prepping for their new show “Reel to Real” in the Sydney Comedy Festival.

Lenny and Steve will join us for a fun mix of short form games and a long-form jam! Hot Improv Tuesdays on April 23 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!

Geek Out with The Fictionals at Geektopia 2019 on July 6

Our convention comedy season continues on Saturday, July 6 when we perform live at Geektopia 2019 at Harbour Convention Centre! The one-day event will pack in all genres of entertainment and fandoms, with panels, vendors, workshops and Fictionals’ Fandom Funnies!

The Fictionals at Geektopia

We’re excited to perform “Geek Out Live: Improv inspired by the Nerdy Party Game!” Two teams of comedians show off their nerdy knowledge with the party game, “Geek Out”, then bring the cards to life using the audiences suggestions and assistance! Who is the Geek Trivia Titan? Let’s find out at Geektopia 2019!

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, a non-profit society with a strong focus on prevention and awareness related to bullying, cyberabuse and internet safety.

Tickets for Geektopia 2019 are on sale now! And follow our adventures on Twitter and Instagram: @TheFictionals #Geektopia

Fandom Funnies

Storyteller Gerald Williams joins us at Cafe Deux Soleils on April 16 for Improv + Storytelling!

The Improv + Storytelling Show returns to Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, April 16 with special guest Gerald Williams!

Gerald Williams

Gerald Williams is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Tomo Suru Players. He is a writer, director, and producer who has been living in Canada for over five years, and is a former acting teacher and artistic director of a theatre in Kobe, Japan. Since being in Vancouver, his productions have been nominated for over 20 Ovation and CTC awards. He has been nominated as best director three times.

Come enjoy Gerald’s stories, plus improv games, happy hour drink specials and more. Hot Improv Tuesdays on April 16 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!