Ask Me Anything: John Kerrigan shares the love of satire and skating with The Fictionals on June 20

The next VIP (Very Interesting Person) joining us at Cafe Deux Soleils for Ask Me Anything is John Kerrigan, news editor, YouTuber, and figure skater!

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John Kerrigan hosts “Kerrigan’s Countdown” a satirical news segment on YouTube. He began began his career in television news as a satellite feed coordinator at BCTV in 1997 after he graduated from BCIT’s television production program. He also completed the journalism program in 1997 and went on to work as a reporter, camera operator, news editor and technical director. In 2011 he worked on a show with Global’s Squire Barnes called “The Stanley Show.” This gave him his first opportunity to combine his love for comedy with his skills as a camera operator and editor.

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John Kerrigan in his figure skating finery (Top Left).

John also figure skated for 18 years and was selected to join Disney on Ice in 1995. He’s performed in a number of plays and short films including the United Guys Network, a comedy seen in festivals all over the world. The short won best film at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival and won Best Foreign Comedy at the Harrogate Film Festival in England.

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We’re excited to chat with John about his passions and his upcoming projects on June 20 at Cafe Deux Soleils, and you’re invited to join the fun too! Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm, and tickets just $7 or $5 for students! More info on Hot Improv Tuesdays here!

Five by Five throw down at Vancouver Improv Fight Club on June 13 at Cafe Deux Soleils

Comedy Carnage on Commercial Drive! The next Vancouver Improv Fight Club on June 13 features the fierce troupe Five by Five!

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5×5 is Aamir Khan, Roxy Beiklik, Tyler Soon, Laurence Chong and Allison Melech. Separately the troupe has studied and performed with Vancouver TheatreSports League, Queer Prov and Instant Theatre. Together they are an unstoppable comedy force ready to take Vancouver by storm!

Facing off with 5×5 is the Terrific Trio of Racquel Belmonte, Julia Sarah and Julia Helen Church! Who will win in the comedy showdown at Cafe Deux Soleils? Join us on June 13 to decide for yourself. Doors at 7:30 pm, action starts at 8 pm. Tickets just $7 or $5 for students.

Hot Improv Tuesdays

Brett Martin joins The Fictionals for Pop-Up Comedy Jam on June 6

Pop-Up Comedy Jam, the Improv + Stand-Up mashup, is back at Cafe Deux Soleils on June 6! Joining the action this month is the amazing Brett Martin!

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Brett Martin is one of Canada’s busiest acts, headlining comedy clubs, festivals, and corporate performances across the country. He has his own Comedy Now special on CTV and The Comedy Network, can be heard daily on SiriusXM’s Laff Attack, and is the host of “The Brett Martin Show” at Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver. With broad subject matter, and a unique style that ranges from insightful to ridiculous at any moment, he’s making a name for himself everywhere he goes.

We’re pumped to have Brett perform a set at Cafe Deux Soleils, and we’ll also be performing a hot show of improv games and a Best of Both Worlds! Come join the fun at Hot Improv Tuesdays on June 6 starting at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm). Tickets just $7 or $5 for students!

Hot Improv Tuesdays