Vancouver Improv Fight Club returns to Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, October 8 for another edition of Hardcore Hilarity! Joining us for a special guest stand-up set is the hilarious Lydia Rickards!
Lydia Rickards has performed all over the world, including Fringe World Festival in Perth, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and various UK festivals. She was shortlisted in the the BBC New Comedy Award on BBC Radio 4, was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Yuk Off at Yuk Yuks, and was the Undercard Champion of Roast Battle Vancouver. Lydia has entertained on shows and stages all over Vancouver.
Lydia will perform stand-up sets that will inspire our two VIFC teams for their long-form sets! Also onstage for #HardcoreHilarity are Scott Antifave, Mark Sears, Taylor Ray, Claire Pollock, and William Vaughn versus Patrick Dodd, Brad Duffy, Jacki Gunn, Jeff Cooper and Tia Jeanette. Alan Pavlakocis will be referee and host.
Hot Improv Tuesdays on October 8 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students! Come join the fun!
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 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.
Vancouver Improv Fight Club returns to Cafe Deux Soleils on July 9 for another edition of Hardcore Hilarity! Joining us for a special guest stand-up set is the talented Sophie Buddle!
Sophie Buddle has been featured at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, and JFLNorthwest in Vancouver. She has appeared on CBC’s The Debaters, is a writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and was runner-up in the biggest comedy competition in Canada – SiriusXM’s Top Comic. She recently released her debut album, A Little Bit Of Buddle, and is creator and host of the podcast, Obsessed with Sophie Buddle.
Sophie will perform a stand-up set that will inspire our two VIFC teams for their long-form sets! Also onstage for #HardcoreHilarity are Alan Pavlakovic, Rachel Kent, Daniel Chai, and Megan Phillips versus Ashlee Ferral, Matthew Simmons, William Vaughan, and Aida Viziru. Jeff Cooper will be referee and host.
Hot Improv Tuesdays on July 9 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!