Category Archives: Improv X

Celebrate Vancouver Fringe and Vancouver Writers Fest with Improv X on September 27 at Cafe Deux Soleils

Our monthly comedy mashup returns to Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, September 24 with an annual celebration of some of the city’s finest arts festivals: Vancouver Fringe and Vancouver Writers Festival.

Improv X Fringe and Writers Fest

The first half of Improv X will feature short form games inspired by theatre genres and the recent Vancouver Fringe. The second half is a montage of scenes inspired by the upcoming Vancouver Writers Fest and their official Festival Reading List!

Come kick off the Fall with a night of funny! Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm, and tickets are $7 or $5 for students! See you there!

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!

Click attending on the Facebook event and invite some friends!

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.

Click attending on the Facebook event and invite some friends!

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

 

Improv X Music welcomes Shirley Gnome to Cafe Deux Soleils on July 23

Impro Allegro takes over Cafe Deux Soleils on July 23 with a mashup of comedy at music! Joining us for the fun is special guest Shirley Gnome!

Shirley Gnome

Shirley Gnome is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning musician/cabaret performer. She has wowed audiences and critics alike with sell out shows across Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. Shirley has performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival JFL NorthWest as part of The Lady Show, and on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast. She is signed with 604 Records, Canada’s largest independent music label, and her latest album “Taking It Up The Notch” went to #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts in Canada on release day.

The evening of hi-fi hilarity also features improv games, scenes inspired by classic songs and modern hits, and your suggestions. Strike up the band and come on down!

Doors to Hot Improv Tuesdays at Cafe Deux Soleils are at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm! Tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!