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Ed Hill joins Pop-Up Comedy Jam on May 1 at Cafe Deux Soleils!

We kick off a Marvelous May with Pop-Up Comedy Jam on Tuesday, May 1! Our stand-up special guest at Cafe Deux Soleils is the exceptional Ed Hill!

Ed Hill

Ed was voted “Best Vancouver Comedian” by WestEnder and The Georgia Straight, and named “Comic to Watch” by Canadian Immigrant Magazine. He has appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, “Laughs” on FOX, TED talks, Bite TV’s “Stand Up & Bite Me”, and XM Radio’s “Laugh Attack”. He was also invited to perform at the JFL Northwest, Comedy Masala in Singapore, Live Comedy Club in Taiwan, the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, NXNE, San Francisco Comedy Festival, and many more.

Ed’s tweets have also been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, DOSE, and Distractify!

We’re excited to have Ed bring the funny to Cafe Deux Soleils during Pop-Up Comedy Jam, and we invite you to join the fun too! Hot Improv Tuesdays on May 1 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!

Hot Improv Tuesdays

Video Games Live

The Fictionals and Video Games Live want you to win a Massive Nerd Night Out on April 3!

Fans of Minus World Improv and The Quiplash Comedy Show know that we’re big video game fans! That’s why we’re stoked for the return of  Video Games Live to Vancouver on April 3rd at The Orpheum Theatre! And to make it even sweeter, we’re teaming up with VGL & Tommy Tallarico for a massive giveaway and Nerd Night Out valued at over $2500.

To enter, head over to the Video Game Live Vancouver event page, post in the discussion that The Fictionals sent you, and let them know what type of video game music or soundtrack you’d like to hear them perform. Need more Mario in your ears? Yearning to hear some Cuphead or Final Fantasy played live? Leave a comment and you could win!

The grand prize draw includes: 2 VIP Backstage Passes, tickets to the big show, Tommy Tallarico’s guitar picks, signed sheet music, swag, and over 30+ hours of VGL music and music from Tommy’s games (Earthworm Jim, MDK and more).

Tommy Tallarico
Tommy Tallarico, founder of Video Games Live

The big winner will also be invited to the Orpheum early for a tour and Q&A with Tommy in the production of the show, plus get front of the line access to the Meet and Greet with all the performers after the show! Yep, it’s a sweet package, and we want you to win!

Contest closes on Monday, February 5, so enter today! Remember to tell them that The Fictionals sent you, and have fun everyone!

Video Games Live - Vancouver 2018

Impro Allegro welcomes poet and musician Jess Tollestrup for a comedy mashup on January 23

Laughter is music for the soul! Come enjoy the best of both worlds on January 23 when we welcome Jess Tollestrup to Improv X Music aka Impro Allegro at Cafe Deux Soleils!

Jess Tollestrup

Jess Tollestrup is a travelling musician and poet currently based out of Vancouver. They had a busy and successful 2017, including the release of their debut EP “The Pluto Year” and chapbook “Metafesto”, receiving a scholarship for the Hornby Island Blues Workshop, touring from Victoria to Peterborough, and performing poetry on a national and international stage.

At the Edmonton Fringe Festival in August, Jess performed with comedy troupe “Sorry Not Sorry” for their three shows, including a heart-wrenching gut-busting 5-day completely improvised DnD campaign.

We’re teaming up with Jess for a variety of musical games and improv formats on January 23, and you’re invited to join the fun at Cafe Deux Soleils! Doors at 7:30 pm, and The Comedy Mashup Show starts at 8 pm. Tickets just $7 or $5 for students.

Impro Allegro