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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!

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.

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

 

The Fictionals are back at Yuk Yuks on August 16 for The Brett Martin Show

Summer fun continues at Yuk Yuks Vancouver on August 16 when we join the Brett Martin Show for late night laughs at 10:30 pm!

The Brett Martin Show

Brett Martin and sidekick Sam Tonning will be hosting the festivities, with crowd segments, monologue, and more. Daniel Chai, Patrick Dodd, Claire Pollock, Ashlee Ferral and Jeff Cooper will be perfoming improv. Plus there will be stand-up by Ross Dauk (JFL Northwest), Jake Reid aka The World’s Greatest One-Man Talk Show Band, and more surprises!

Show starts at 10:30 pm, and ticket are $14.29 plus tax. More info at brettmartinshow.com and Yuk Yuks!

 

Laughter Zone 101 and The Fictionals team up for Improv Against Humanity at Anvil Centre on October 11

Hey Horrible People, the wonderful Jan Bannister and Laughter Zone 101 has invited us to perform a special edition of Improv Against Humanity at the Anvil Centre on Friday, October 11! We want you all to be there!

Anvil Centre

Doors open at 7 pm, with the show starting at 8 pm, Tickets are $18.50 (plus service charges), and ages 15+ are welcome. Bar services are available too.

Using the hit party game as inspiration, the comedians will create twisted and hilarious scenes. Swapping bodies with mom? Discovering Batman’s guilt pleasure? Anything can happen at Improv Against Humanity!

Plus sign-up for your chance to play in the live CAH tournament for your chance to win prizes from local shops and creators. Who will be crowned the Most Horrible Person in New Westminster? Come on down and it could be you!

Warning: May contain some strong language, sexual content and mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

Improv Against Humanity cover photo

Special thanks to our prize sponsors:

Here’s what critics are saying about Improv Against Humanity:

“This high jinks-filled interactive improv series put on by The Fictionals troupe is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone… You can’t have more politically incorrect fun.” – Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver
“Seriously laugh out loud…. (Improv Against Humanity) guarantees some great vetted fodder for laughs of the truly horrible kind.” – Daily Hive Vancouver
“So wrong in all the right ways… One of the best events in Vancouver.” – Vancouver Sun
“A wickedly fun concept… Don’t bring the kids, folks.” – Guy MacPherson, What’s So Funny 100.5 FM