Our monthly comedy mashup returns to Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, September 24 with an annual celebration of some of the city’s finest arts festivals: Vancouver Fringe and Vancouver Writers Festival.
The first half of Improv X will feature short form games inspired by theatre genres and the recent Vancouver Fringe. The second half is a montage of scenes inspired by the upcoming Vancouver Writers Fest and their official Festival Reading List!
Come kick off the Fall with a night of funny! Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm, and tickets are $7 or $5 for students! See you there!
The worlds of Comedy and Literature collide when The Fictionals and Vancouver Writers Fest team up for two shows on Granville Island on Wednesday, October 23! Come to one or both and see us share the stage with some of Canada’s acclaimed authors!
Watch new stories unfold in front of your eyes as three warm, imaginative YA authors team up with improv comedy group The Fictionals. Audience members will enjoy readings from Aviaq Johnston’s adventure story based on Indigenous mythology, Those Who Dwell Below, spoken word poems from Taran Kootenhayoo, and anecdotes from Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me author, Mariko Tamaki. Then, The Fictionals will create brand new stories for students to enjoy—all the while learning how to use their imagination in new and powerful ways to create ideas right on the spot!
A creative, side-splitting mashup of books and comedy. Known for their hilarity, Tanya Boteju (Kings, Queens and In- Betweens), Dina Del Bucchia (It’s a Big Deal!) and Andrew Kaufman (The Ticking Heart) will read from their latest works before improv comedy group The Fictionals create a skit inspired by each story. Then, enjoy a reading from Retail Nightmares host Alicia Tobin’s So You’re A Little Sad, So What? before an unscripted, long-form comedy jam sure to keep you roaring.
Presented in partnership with the Master of Publishing (MPub) program at SFU.
We’re honoured to be performing at Vancouver Writers Fest 2019, which has over 80 events with over 100 authors happening from October 21 to 27, 2019. Check out the full festival lineup, then join us for Literary Laughs!
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.
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)
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!