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Words In Motion: The Fictionals team-up with Vancouver Writers Fest at Granville Island Brewing on October 18

Comedy and Literature collide at Granville Island Brewing on Thursday, October 18 when The Fictionals and Vancouver Writers Fest present Words In Motion!

Words In Motion

Improv X Literature features some of Vancouver’s funniest comedians and finest poets teaming up for a night of laughs! The performers will be inspired by your suggestions, classic literature, and modern bookshelf hits. Plus the GIB Taproom will be staying open late to serve you!

Doors at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm. Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

Words In Motion cover

Joining us for comedy onstage is our long-time friend Ian Boothby (Sparks!, Exorsisters, Simpsons and Futurama Comics). Plus there will be special performances by Duncan Shields (Vancouver Nerd Slam Champion, IWPS Haiku Champion), Angelica Poversky (Vancouver’s Top 24 Under 24, TD Scholar, Richmond’s 30 under 30), RC Weslowski (Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion, Mashed Poetics) and Jillian Christmas (Artistic Director of Versəs Festival of Words, Vancouver Poetry Slam Champion)

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So come celebrate comedy, writing and spoken word with all of us at Granville Island Brewing Taproom (1441 Cartwright St, Vancouver). Doors at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm, and tickets are just $7 in advance and $10 at the door! Invite your friends and come on down!

Words In Motion - The Fictionals X Vancouver Writers Festival poster

Kwantlen Improv: Drop-In Comedy & Theatre Workshops every Monday at KPU Surrey

Kwantlen Improv continues a brand new semester of Drop-In Workshops at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey every Monday at 5 pm! KPU students and members of the public are invited to laugh and learn with Daniel Chai and special guest instructors in Birch 250! Come and learn theatre games, communication techniques, make new friends and have fun! No experience necessary, and FREE for students!

Kwantlen Improv is free for current students, $5 for alumni & KPU Staff, and $10 for members of the public. Please share with your friends! And thanks Kwantlen Student Association for the support!

Come for the whole workshop or drop by during your class break, and have a laugh with your fellow students! Everyone is welcome!

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Kwantlen Improv Surrey: Every Monday in Birch 250

Check-In: 4:45 pm
Workshop: 5:00 to 6:50 pm
High Fives: 6:50 pm to 7:00 pm

Free for students, $5 for alumni & staff, and $10 for members of the public


About Daniel Chai, KI Instructor

Daniel Chai is a long-time performer and instructor in the Vancouver Improv Community. He is co-founder and producer with The Fictionals Comedy Co, creator of Improv Against Humanity, and once shared a stage with Wayne Brady. He has trained at Vancouver International Improv Festival and The Second City, and is also a KPU grad with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Journalism.



“I would recommend anyone who has a zeal for self-expression and art to join this workshop! It is a safe and inclusive environment for all, even those with little to no previous improv exposure like myself. Kwantlen Improv has been an experience unlike any other I’ve had the privilege to take part in. I find myself growing each week with newfound appreciation for diversity in expression and interpretation.”

~ Shahina Hakik

“Daniel Chai’s Kwantlen Improv workshops are fun, engaging, and an excellent place to meet new people and make new friends. Daniel instills a sense of acceptance, humour, and creativity that helps participants break out of their shells and explore the imagination as an individual and as a group. Everyone should at least try the workshop once and experience the excitement during and the euphoria after.”

~ Rhejis Wicks

“Daniel is one of the most helpful teachers I’ve had since graduating high school. I will usually have one or two chats with Daniel per workshop, during the break and after class, where he gives me a generous amount of his undivided attention to provide constructive yet uplifting feedback. I actually have a note on my phone full of things I’ve learned during the class that I refer to every couple of days to try and keep in mind throughout my day.

I would highly recommend this class to any of my friends. I definitely feel that the class is helping me with my social confidence and moving along with my gut feeling rather than suppressing it. Aside from all the personal stuff, the class is just really fun overall! I love all the games we play, it really helps take the edge off before getting into scenework. It’s a very open and safe space.”

~ Johnny Papan


More info at http://www.thefictionals.com


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Pop-Up Comedy Jam Classic returns to Cafe Deux Soleils on August 7

Keep your amazing August going strong with Pop-Up Comedy Jam on August 7 at Cafe Deux Soleils! This month we’re going Classic, with a mix of fun improv games for you!

Pop-Up Comedy Jam Classic

Pop-Up Comedy Jam Classic features every improviser choosing their favourite improv game to showcase onstage. They we’ll perform a longform jam inspired by you and your suggestions! Come laugh with Rae Lynn Carson, Alan Pavlakovic, Scott Antifave, Alex Parra, Tia Jeanette, Rachel Kent and Abdullah Wasfi!

Hot Improv Tuesdays on August 7 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!