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Rio Theatre host Mad Max Aussie Bushfire Relief fundraiser on January 25

The Rio Theatre is hosting a massive Mad Max Movie Marathon on Saturday, January 25 to benefit Aussie Bushfire Relief. We’re honoured to help with comedy for a cause, and invite you to come support as well!

Mad Max Rio Theatre
Mad Max Movie Marathon at the Rio Theatre

The Rio will be screening all four of George Miller’s post-apocalyptic classics – MAD MAX, THE ROAD WARRIOR, BEYOND THUNDERDOME and FURY ROAD. Come to one or come to all four back-to-back, on the big screen. Daniel Chai will be hosting the festivities, which include trivia, raffles, door prizes. There will also be a 50/50 draw, a costume contest, and, special guests throughout the day and evening. Plus you can win tickets to Hot Improv Tuesdays!

Doors are at 3:30 pm, with Mad Max slated to start at 4:30 pm. The Road Warrior is estimated to start at 6:30 pm. Then Beyond Thunderdome will begin around 8:30 pm. Finally, Fury Road will wrap things up starting at 10:45 pm

Mad Max Rio Theatre
Mad Max Movie Marathon at the Rio Theatre

The event will celebrate Australia Day (January 26), plus funds raised will directly benefit the important work being done by the Australian Red Cross. So invite your friends and come join the fun! Advanced tickets and VIP Packages are on sale now!

Knockout Punchlines Round 3 takes over Yuk Yuk's on April 16

Let’s get ready to rumble! The Fictionals are back at Yuk Yuks Vancouver on Thursday, April 16 for ROUND 3 of the comedy competition: Knockout Punchlines! 16 comedians, 4 random teams, and one epic showcase of Vancouver Comedy starting at 8 pm.

Knockout Punchlines
Knockout Punchlines at Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver

Stand-Up Comedians: Amber Harper-Young, Patrick Maliha, Jan Bannister and Chris Griffin

Improv Comedians: Claire Pollock, Alan Pavlakovic, Cassie Barradas, Alex Gullason, Kia Rae, Taylor Ray, Brad Duffy, Rachel Kent, Holly Taylor, Bryan Clark, Jacki Gunn, and Jeff Cooper

Hosted by Daniel Chai

The Improv and Stand-Up Showdown features the performers teaming up in new and hilarious combinations. Four stand-up comics will perform sets to inspire 12 improvisers to create scenes on the spot. The winning team – as voted on by the audience – will win the Knockout Punchlines Title Belt and the chance to come back to defend their title! Plus another edition of Innuendo Lightning Round!

Doors at 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm. Tickets: $15 including tax. On sale now at yukyuks.com/vancouver. Show up for the showdown and cheer on the comedians! #KnockoutPunchlines

The Fictionals are also available for corporate eventswedding entertainment, and more. Contact us for more information and let’s bring the laughs to you!

Vancouver Improv Fight Club welcomes special guest Nina Wilder on February 11

Vancouver Improv Fight Club celebrates the month of love on Tuesday, February 11 at Cafe Deux Soleils. Joining us for Valentine’s Day Destruction is special guest stand-up Nina Wilder!

Nina Wilder at Vancouver Improv Fight Club
Nina Wilder

Nina Wilder is a producer, actor, stand-up comedian and a personal trainer. She is the producer of Begbie Comedy Nights at Judge Begbie’s Tavern in New Westminster. She is also the co-producer of Comedy Feud: Millenials vs Boomers around Metro Vancouver. In her spare time, she writes, works out and waters her two teenage plants. They just grow up so fast don’t they?

Nina Wilder will perform a stand-up set at Cafe Deux Soleils that will inspire our two Vancouver Improv Fight Club teams! We also want to hear your Valentine’s Day tales! Do you have stories of love that can inspire the comedians? Bring that special someone to enjoy the laughs!

Alls fair in love and Vancouver Improv Fight Club!

Hot Improv Tuesdays with special guest Nina Wilder on February 11 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm). Tickets are just $7 or $5 for students

The Fictionals are also available for corporate eventswedding entertainment, and more. Contact us for more information and let’s bring the laughs to you!