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Vancouver Improv Fight Club welcomes Graham Myers and Cassie Baradas on August 27

Hardcore Hilarity takes over Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, August 27 with Vancouver Improv Fight Club! Joining the Tag Team Turmoil this month is the duo of Graham Myers and Cassie Baradas aka the Sundance Kids!

Graham Myers and Cassie Baradas

Graham Myers has been improvising and teaching professionally since 1998 and has had the great pleasure of teaching and working with groups from all over Canada, the USA and Europe. He is the Improv School Director of Instant Theatre, the Artistic Director of Second Storey Theatre since 2009, a former mainstage performer at Vancouver Theatresports and has participated in festivals and shows around the world from Slovenia to Seattle.

Cassie Barradas is a former middle school teacher and a current goofball. She is a member of Queerprov in Vancouver, and developed Improv for Teens on the Spectrum which was featured on CBC Tapestry’s “Waiter, There’s a Hammer in my Soup.” Aside from the classroom, Cassie is a writer, children’s theatre performer, and anxiety-haver. She’s been published 17 times with CBC Comedy, two times with Reader’s Digest, one time with The Second City Network, and 0 times with National Geographic. She is mother to two amazing cats: Mooney and Bo.

Sundance Kids will be facing off with two other terrific teams: Taylor Ray & Daniel Chai and Jeff Cooper, Jalen Saip & William Vaughn! They will battle it out with shortform games with scores issued by audience judges! The winner will be crowned #HardcoreHilarity champions and get to choose the stipulation in the second half of the show.

Keep the laughs going on Tuesday, August 27 at Cafe Deux Soleils! Doors at 7:30 pm, laughs starts at 8 pm. Tickets just $7 or $5 for students.

The Fictionals team-up with acclaimed authors at Vancouver Writers Fest 2019 on October 23

The worlds of Comedy and Literature collide when The Fictionals and Vancouver Writers Fest team up for two shows on Granville Island on Wednesday, October 23! Come to one or both and see us share the stage with some of Canada’s acclaimed authors!

The Fictionals Build Your Own Adventure at Vancouver Writers Fest 2019

Our first show is Build Your Own Adventure on October 23 from 1 to 2:30 pm at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street). Advanced tickets are on sale now!

Watch new stories unfold in front of your eyes as three warm, imaginative YA authors team up with improv comedy group The Fictionals. Audience members will enjoy readings from Aviaq Johnston’s adventure story based on Indigenous mythology, Those Who Dwell Below, spoken word poems from Taran Kootenhayoo, and anecdotes from Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me author, Mariko Tamaki. Then, The Fictionals will create brand new stories for students to enjoy—all the while learning how to use their imagination in new and powerful ways to create ideas right on the spot!

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The Fictionals Improv X Literature at Vancouver Writers Fest 2019

Our second show is Improv x Literature on October 23 at 8:30 pm at The Revue Stage (1601 Johnston Street). Advanced tickets are on sale now!

A creative, side-splitting mashup of books and comedy. Known for their hilarity, Tanya Boteju (Kings, Queens and In- Betweens), Dina Del Bucchia (It’s a Big Deal!) and Andrew Kaufman (The Ticking Heart) will read from their latest works before improv comedy group The Fictionals create a skit inspired by each story. Then, enjoy a reading from Retail Nightmares host Alicia Tobin’s So You’re A Little Sad, So What? before an unscripted, long-form comedy jam sure to keep you roaring.

Presented in partnership with the Master of Publishing (MPub) program at SFU.

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We’re honoured to be performing at Vancouver Writers Fest 2019, which has over 80 events with over 100 authors happening from October 21 to 27, 2019. Check out the full festival lineup, then join us for Literary Laughs!

Vancouver Writers Fest 2019


Pop-Up Comedy Jam welcomes Andrea Jin to Cafe Deux Soleils on August 20

We’re back at Cafe Deux Soleils on August 20 for another epic Pop-Up Comedy Jam in Vancouver! Our special stand-up guest this week is the amazing Andrea Jin!

Andrea Jin

Andrea Jin is one of the fastest rising comics in the Vancouver comedy scene. Born in Shanghai, China, she moved to Canada at 9 years old, where she taught herself English through watching sitcoms and stand-up comedians. Andrea’s comedy speaks to her experiences as a young Asian woman and a fellow Canadian. She’s performed at JFL NorthWest, SiriusXM’s Top Comic (which she’s currently in competition for), and is a regular at Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver as well as independent shows all over the city.

Andrea’s stand-up and your suggestions will inspire our improvisers, so come join the fun! Hot Improv Tuesdays in Vancouver on August 20 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!