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Let’s Get Laughing: The Fictionals’ Picks for JFL Northwest 2016

The first JFL Northwest kicks off tonight at venues across Vancouver, with local, national, and international comedians putting on hilarious performances!

But with so much to see and do, what shows should you spend your hard-earned comedy time on? The Fictionals are here to help you decide with our JFLNW Picks, shows guaranteed to tickle your funny bone.

Comedy Short Shorts at Vancity Theatre

  • The Date: Thursday, February 18 at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Show: JFL Northwest and Vancouver International Film Festival present An Evening of Comedy Short Shorts, a delightful hodgepodge of original Pacific Northwest submissions and curated comedy pieces from up and down the Left coast.
  • The Hook: Hosted by our good friend Cam Macleod, and includes shorts by Hip.Bang!, Andrew Barber, Brian Cook, Steph Tolev and our Scott Antifave!
The Lady Show at Little Mountain Gallery

The Lady Show at Little Mountain Gallery

  • The Date: Friday, February 19 at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • The Show: The Lady Show features comedian and actress Robyn Edwards (FOX’s Second Chance), Fatima Dhowre (Sirius XM Radio), Morgan Brayton (OUTTV’s Morgan Brayton and Other People) Katie-Ellen Humphries (Winnipeg Comedy Festival) and Erica Sigurdson (CBC Radio’s The Debaters).  Joining these 5 regular Lady Show ladies is the very funny Sophie Buddle (Just For Laughs).
  • The Hook: The Lady Show is a hilarious night of sketch comedy, monologues, standup comedy and awkward dance numbers. These ladies know how to rock the mic.

Miranda Sings at The Centre

  • The Date: Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Show: International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing you a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos.
  • The Hook: The quirky superstar has over 60 million views on YouTube and has performed her one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world.

Sunday Service at Fox Cabaret

  • The Date: Sunday, February 21 at 9:00 p.m.
  • The Show: The Sunday Service is Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read, Taz VanRassel, with musical director, Emmett Hall. Sometimes with Mark Chavez (The Pyjama Men). Featuring special guests Peter ‘n Chris Show  (Just For Laughs, 3 time CCA winners for best sketch troupe).
  • The Hook: With over 20 Canadian Comedy Award Nominations, a CCA Best Improv Troupe Award in 2012, and international recognition, The Sunday Service presents a fast paced and unique take on traditional improv.
Phantom Signal at Fox Cabaret

Phantom Signal at Fox Cabaret

  • The Date: Monday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m.
  • The Show: Comedy-Horror Radio performed live on stage by Vancouver Theatre and Fringe greats. Phantom Signal is an homage to creaky old radio anthologies of yesteryear – a blend of old-school horror and new-school humour designed to entertain and/or eat you.
  • The Hook: Our Daniel Chai is this month’s special guest. Spooky and sweet!

Janeane Garofalo at The Rio Theatre

  • The Date: Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday February 24 at 8:00 p.m.
  • The Show: Janeanue Garofalo has an illustrious career, including being a cast member of both The Ben Stiller Show and SNL. She also played Paula on “The Larry Sanders Show”, and appeared on The West Wing.
  • The Hook: The outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer will be a perfect fit in our favourite Vancouver theatre.

10 SPEED at Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • The Date: Wednesday February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Show: Created and hosted by Hip.Bang! (Canadian Comedy Award nominees), 10 SPEED features 10-minute sets from the best in Canadian improv, including Hip.Bang!, The Sunday Service, VTSL, Matterhorn and Little Mountain Improv.
  • The Hook: For this special JFL Northwest edition of 10 SPEED, disruptions may include a childrens choir, horse-riding cats, a dramatic reading of a scene from legendary sitcom Dharma & Greg, and a hot dog cannon.

The Hero Show at The China Cloud

  • The Date: Thursday February 25 at 9:00 p.m.
  • The Show: The Hero Show presents the best in Vancouver solo sketch comedy, including characters, monologues, readings, story telling, musical performances and more.
  • The Hook: Hero Show often rides the line between comedy and performance art, and promises to deliver something strange and hilarious every time.
Jeremy Hotz
Jeremy Hotz at Vogue Theatre

Jeremy Hotz at Vogue Theatre

  • The Date: Friday February 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Show: Canadian-born Jeremy Hotz is no stranger to Just For Laughs. He has performed multiple times at JFL’s Montreal festival and on national JFL tours including his sold-out What A Miserable Tour This Is in 2008 and Magical Misery Tour in 2013.
  • The Hook: Hotz has been named Best Performer by the Globe and Mail and Best in Fest by the Montreal Gazette.

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Road House at Vancity Theatre

  • The Date: Saturday February 27 at 9:30 p.m.
  • The Show: The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.
  • The Hook: The Patrick Swayze-feature Road House is in the Hecklers Hot Seat.

Lewis Black at Hard Rock Casino

  • The Date: Sunday February 28 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Show: Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin.
  • The Hook: Lewis Black voiced Anger in Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out. That alone is reason enough to see the stand-up, actor and author live.

The Fictionals & Super Fight Club at Anime Revolution 2015!

Catch The Fictionals Comedy Co. at Anime Revolution with Super Fight Club on August 15th alongside some of our favourite debaters, podcasters and improvisers! TEAM-UP TIME!

Presented by The Fictionals and Geeks versus Nerds Vancouver, 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!

With special guests from The League of Manchildren, Caustic Soda: The Podcast, VTSL Rookie League, Blind Tiger House Team, Table 23, The Radical Improv and Off Key Improv.

SFC runs 4-5pm in Ballroom A & B at Vancouver Convention Centre on August 15th. More info on AR at http://www.animerevolution.ca


Seven reasons why Ladies Against Humanity will rock your face off.

Ladies and gentlemen, horrible people of Vancouver! We’re just days away from Ladies Against Humanity, Wednesday July 22nd at The Biltmore Cabaret. To celebrate the one-night-only edition of Improv Against Humanity, here are seven reasons why our comedy extravaganza will rock your face off.

1) Nine of Vancouver’s funniest comedians are teaming up to bring Cards Against Humanity to life in a fan show just for you. The fact that they happen to be kickass ladies from The Fictionals, Vancouver TheatreSports League, Some Assembly Required and Leave It To Cleavage is pure bonus.

From Top-Left: Denise Jones, Clare Filipow, Jamie Chrest, Sarah Dawn Pledge, Angela Galanopoulos, Christine Lippa, Margret Nyfors, Ellie Harvie, Barbara Beall.

2) We’re live at the Historic Biltmore Cabaret this month! For over 50 years, the Biltmore has been a fixture in the community as a platform for ground-breaking musical acts and live performances, and we’re exited to add Improv Against Humanity to the timeline.

banner-biltmore-cabaret13) Chance to win sweet prizes! Thanks to our amazing sponsors Gamedeals Video Games, EXP Restaurant + Bar, Starlit Citadel, Toy Traders, Big Pete’s Collectibles, Living Myth Magazine, Yelp Vancouver, and Vancouver TheatreSports League, you can walk away with swag just for using the hashtag #LadiesAgainstHumanity! (Prizes may not be exactly as shown.)

10563153_674890599245839_2106356414159046750_n4) Witness the coronation of Vancouver’s Most Horrible Person. Each month the winner of our (unsanctioned) Cards Against Humanity live tournament is crowned the Most Horrible Person of Vancouver. Past champions have included engineers, mothers, and even a member of Marianas Trench. Will it be YOU this month?

11174742_809388142462750_4663192234815086583_o5) Easy Access by Public Transit. The #19 stops out front on Kingsway and 12th Ave. Also the #9 and #99 stop at Broadway and Main St is just steps away for easy accessibility! Plus there’s ample street and bike parking too!

Translink-B80176) Big announcement for Improv Against Humanity. The next evolution of Improv Against Humanity is upon us! We’ll be sharing the news live during Ladies Against Humanity at the Biltmore, so join us to be the first in the know!

Breaking-News7) Where else are you going to see this?

1002664_621922014542698_485532874_nTickets for Ladies Against Humanity are on sale now via Ticketfly. More details at the official Facebook event. Come on down!