We’re excited to welcome quintuple-threat Harrison Houde to Cafe Deux Soleils on April 30 for Hot Improv Tuesdays! The actor, writer, director, producer and musician joins us for a mix of improv games, plus will help us kick off an Ask Me Anything session!
Harrison hosted three seasons of the educational children’s science show, Finding Stuff Out, for which he won a Canadian Screen Award. He starred as Harrison as Scaredy in Spooksville, and Bowie Sherman in YTV’s & Netflix original sitcom Some Assembly Required for which he got nominated for a Young Artist Award. He has also appeared in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, iZombie, and The Hollow. Houde has also started a production company – Houde Entertainment Inc. – developing various projects he has a passion for.
Harrison has also been performing improv for the past few years. He began training with Blind Tiger Comedy in Vancouver, then continued in Los Angeles studying at the world famous Groundlings, and Upright Citizens Brigade. He also has studied with Jake Jabbour and performed multiple shows with several teams at WeImprov around improv venues in Los Angeles.
We need your suggestions to inspire out comedians, plus your burning questions to inspire our long-form jam in the second half! Hot Improv Tuesdays at Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, April 30 starts at 8 pm, and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!
Dancing and laughing both make the heart feel good, and on September 18 we serve up both at Cafe Deux Soleils! It’s Ask Me Anything Improv time, and this month we’re joined the illustrious Golden Spike Can Can Dancers!
The Golden Spike Can Can Dancers are an energetic sisterhood of over 30 women based out of Port Moody, and are sponsored by the Pleasantside Community Association. They have performed at the Golden Spike Days Festival in Port Moody for more than 40 years, and entertain at a variety of other events throughout the year: fundraisers, parades, care facilities and milestone birthday celebrations just to name a few!
Golden Spike Can Can Dancers also dedicate time and energy to raising money for individuals in need in the community. Each year, they select an organization that is dear to our hearts and any payment that they receive for their performances throughout the year is donated to that charity. For the 2017/2018 year, funds raised from performances will be donated to Aunt Leah’s Place.
Cafe Deux Soleils will be graced with a live performance by the Golden Spike Can Can Dancers, then we’ll chat with them about their work in the community! There will also be hilarious improv, a Q&A Comedy session, and more!
Everyone has a story to tell, and we’re excited to hear Jo Dworschak’s when the storyteller and producer joins us on August 21 for Ask Me Anything!
Jo Dworschak’s an award winning storyteller, broadcaster, comedian and writer. She’s best known for Story Story Lie, a Storytelling gameshow where comedians share devious stories, one of which are a lie and the audience gets to interrogate them. Season 3 starts September 5th at The Rio Theatre.
In addition Jo is a non-fiction writer and 2017 graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio. In 2015 she was a finalist for BC’s Funniest Female and won Best Solo Show for Oh Man at the Montana Fringe Festival. She also hosts Weekly Stories at the Drive Coffee Bar and Coop Radio’s LGBTQ show Out and About in Canada.