The Fictionals Comedy Co. storm Northwest Fan Fest 2015 with three epic impov shows live at the Anvil Centre!
1) Improv Against Humanity (http://sched.co/2PD4)
Friday, May 29 • 10:30pm – 12:00am
Anvil Centre – Main Theatre (3rd Floor)
In front of a live studio audience, randomly-drawn contestants will play Cards Against Humanity while The Fictionals will bring the beautiful / wonderful / horrific cards to life! When we work together we all win at being horrible! All-Ages Welcome – Mature Content.
(Warning: may contain some strong language, sexual content and mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.)
2) Super Fight Club (http://sched.co/3Dvs)
Saturday, May 30 • 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Anvil Centre – Room 411 (4th Floor)
Presented by Vancouver’s own Fictionals’ Comedy Co. and West Coast Geeks versus Nerds, Super Fight Club is a Live & Unsanctioned fan show featuring the hit card game Superfight! Our panelists will battle it out in the ring using only their wits and words! Who will land the knockout punchlines? Come on down to find out!
3) The Improvised Adventures of Northwest Fan Fest (http://sched.co/2PCh)
Sunday, May 31 • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Anvil Centre – Room 401 (4th Floor)
Join The Fictionals on Sunday evening for a packed hour of comedy inspired by NWFF. Your favourite improv games, behind-the-scene moments, and chances to win prizes! Participation is suggested, and fun is mandatory.
We hope to see you at one, two, or all three events!
“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Watterson
Another successful year has come and gone, and with brand new year just around the corner, we would like to take a moment to be thankful for all our amazing experiences and who we experienced it with. In no particular order, here are our Top 13 Things we were thankful for in 2013!
1) Please welcome to the stage… This year saw The Fictionals roster expand to include more of our favourite funny people: Sarah Dawn Pledge, Brad Rossington, Jamie Chrest, Josh Ssettuba and Graeme Duffy. Each bring their own comic sensibilities to the stage and invigorate us as a troupe – we’re glad to play with them!
2) Make yourself at home. Many thanks to Cafe Deux Soleils and The Rio Theatre for being great venues for our regular comedy escapades this past year. We’ve enjoyed your friendly staff, your comfy seats, your tasty food and drinks, and most of all the wonderful audiences that turn out to catch HIT Comedy and Improv Against Humanity (and soon to be Throne And Games)!
4) So long for now. 2013 marked the end of a few long-running Fictionals shows: Pop-Up Comedy Jam, Vancouver Improv Fight Club and Show Us Your Wits. Thanks to everyone who made these shows so successful and fun to plan in. You may see these brought back for one-off events in the future, but for now…
6) #StayConnected We are also thankful for social media for allowing us to stay in touch with those that matter most: our amazing fans. What did you find funny? What made you groan? Comments on Facebook, Retweets on Twitter and <3 on Instagram let us know! Join the conversation and make your voice and laughter heard!
7) We got to meet Colin Mochrie!
8) Time for a Team-Up! One of our artistic mandates is to push the boundaries and the forms of Improv Comedy, and one of the ways we did so in 2013 was through artistic collaborations with different artistic and performing groups in Vancouver. Whether it be Pro-Wrestling (The Comedy Slam with ECCW), Comic Book Art (Quick On The Draw with Cloudscape Comics), or Large-Scale Conventions (Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo, Fan Expo Vancouver), we enjoyed all the many opportunities to work with different artists to create something brand new. And next year will see more inspiring projects (Hint: Vancouver Poetry Slam, Monday May 5th).
9) Cards Against Humanity, for creating the Party Game for Horrible People that in turn allowed us to create the original Interactive Comedy Show for Horrible People – Improv Against Humanity! And for being awesome people too.
10) Helping Hands. Special thanks to all of our generous prize sponsors of Improv Against Humanity and Minus World Improv this year: Gamedeals Video Games, EXP Bar, Arcana Comics, Toy Traders, StormCrow Tavern, Moksha Yoga East Vancouver, C&C Cakery, Big Pete’s Collectibles, Famoso Pizzeria, Admiral Snackbar, Connection Cards and Comics, and Metropolis Comics.
Also thanks to all of the great media coverage we received in 2013: The Georgia Straight, Vancouver Sun, VanCity Buzz, Vancouver Courier, The Now Newspaper, Living Myth Media, Vancouver Gamers Forum, The Lonely Dragon Talk Show, Whistler Pique, Whistler Question, Inside Vancouver, Vancouver Weekly and The Comedy Killers!
11) Quiche, for stopping that orgy before it got out of control.
12) Super Special Guests! Many thanks to all the talented guest improvisers that joined us for shows this past year. Way too many to list, and way too much fun every single time. It was a great honour to have you all on our stage, and look forward to performing with you again soon!
13) The best fans and audience in the world! We are truly blown away every single time that we step out onto the stage at The Rio Theatre or Cafe Deux Soleils and see a packed house. The words of encouragement before curtain rises, your laughs during scenes, the hugs and handshakes afterwards – all gifts we cherish long after a show is done.
And when we see familiar faces come back again and again, sitting with new people in the crowd, that’s when we know how lucky we are. Word of mouth is the best gift anyone can give a live performing arts troupe, so keep up the great work! Come on out, have some fun and tell your friends! The Fictionals are ready to rock!
From all of us to you, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and #StayHorrible!