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Five Reasons To Come Enjoy Vancouver Improv Fight Club: Hip.Bang! vs Justice Pals TONIGHT!

Tonight at Rowan’s Roof, Vancouver Improv Fight Club is proud to present world-class Tag Team Action, courtesy of two of our city’s finest comedy duos – Hip.Bang! and the Justice Pals. If you an excuse to come enjoy a night of hilarious comedy mixed with head-to-head combat, here are five important reasons why:

1) The returning champions are Tom Hill and Devin Mackenzie, better known in Vancouver’s hot improv scene as Hip.Bang! The duo were a featured act at the 2011 Vancouver International Improv Festival, and both performers are also members of Pump Trolley Comedy, which recently made an appearance at the Chicago Sketch Fest. They’re ready to defend their title with extreme prejudice.

2) The challengers this month are Eric Fell and Shaun Stewart, aka The Justice Pals. The duo are the creative minds behind The Critical Hit Show: A Live Dungeons and Dragon Experience and the Justice Pals Podcast. Eric and Shaun are also performers with Vancouver TheatreSports League mainstage. These are battle-hardened veterans.

3) Tonight’s VIFC event will be the last matchup before our huge TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, taking place at Cafe Deux Soleils on May 8th, May 15th and May 29th. Mark those dates down into your calendar and come down to the show tonight to see who lands the Knockout Punchline!
4) We will be giving away tickets to our next Fictionals show: Show Us Your Wits: A Game for Two on Tuesday, April 17th. Fun show + free stuff = awesome!

5) Tonight’s VIFC show is a special FREE COVER event, to make up for any inconvenience of us having to change venues to accommodate schedules at our home stage. Rowan’s Roof has an excellent dinner menu and drink specials, so come down and make a fun night of it!

As always, we look forward to sharing laughter with you tonight at Rowan’s Roof (2340 West 4th Ave.) Doors at 7pm, show @ 8pm. FREE COVER!

Much love!

~ The Fictionals

Five Reasons To Come Enjoy Show Us Your Wits Celebrates World Theatre Day!

Yes, it’s the time again; time for Show Us Your Wits – Improv and Burlesque extravaganza at Cafe Deux Soleils!

Still pondering if you’re coming out tomorrow night for Show Us Your Wits celebrates World Theatre Day? Relax, we’ve put together a list of five reasons why this is a show not to be missed. Take a read, then make plans to come have a good time! In a somewhat particular order:

1) As the name states, we’re celebrating World Theatre Day and have put together a comedy set that will challenge our collective theatrical abilities. Does an improviser actually know how to read a script? How many accents can we throw into a round of Freeze? Come and discover the answers for yourself!

2) We have two lovely burlesque guests performing for you this month: the multi-faceted, multi-talented Valery Vyntage (dancer, emcee, board member of the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival) and Ruthe Ordare, Vancouver’s divine darling (Kitty Nights, Pandora and the Locksmiths, Beatles Burlesque, Dirty Dancing Burlesque). Each dancer will be showcasing a different side of the theatrical art of burlesque – comical and classic – and we’re excited to have them at Show Us Your Wits for the very first time.

3) We will be joined for the comedy portion of the show by two out-of-town improv talents: Vincent Forcier of Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre and Toronto’s Toby Berner of Urban Improv and Titmouse fame! Both performers are also theatrical actors by trade; Vincent co-founded the award winning theatre company Surreal SoReal Theatre and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alberta, and Toby has starred in Vancouver productions The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Arts Club Theatre) and Gutenberg! The Musical! (PH Theatre).

4) We will be giving away tickets to our next Vancouver Improv Fight Club show: Hip.Bang! vs Justice Pals, happening on April 10th. Fun show + free stuff = awesome!

5) We’re offering $1 off the first drink at Cafe Deux Soleils for all burlesque dancers, improvisers, theatre actors and affiliated folks (producers, stage managers, costumers, etc.) in attendance Show Us Your Wits celebrates World Theatre Day. To prove, please bring in handbill, program, poster or say hi to Daniel Chai Tea.

As always, we look forward to sharing laughter with you tomorrow at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Dr). Doors at 7pm, show @ 8pm. Tickets just $5 at the door!

Much love!

~ The Fictionals

Show Us Your Wits March 2012: Our special guests this month!

Less than one week to go until Show Us Your Wits celebrates World Theatre Day at Cafe Deux Soleils! This month we have a number of amazing talents joining the Fictionals for our improv and burlesque extravaganza. To get to know them a little better, we asked each of our guests for an interesting fact that our audience would not know about; here is what they had to say:


Valery Vyntage (burlesque guest): Is a board member of the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival and has performed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas



Toby Berner (comedy guest): The youngest-ever improviser to join Vancouver TheatreSports League as a player (16-years old at the time). Also an extremely talented drummer




Ruthe Ordare (burlesque guest): Trained dancer, choreographer, and a featured guest in both upcoming Blue Morris Burlesque Productions – Beatles Burlesque and Dirty Dancing Burlesque



Vincent Forcier (comedy guest): Co-founder of the award-winning theatre company Surreal SoReal Theatre, performer with Rapid Fire Theatre and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alberta


For the complete bios of each of our guests, click here!

We all look forward to entertaining you next Tuesday!