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Halloween Parade and Expo to take over downtown Vancouver this weekend (October 8, 2019)

“Cosplayers will show off their intricately handcrafted outfits, while anime dance group Zeús LoveLive, video game band Runaway Four, missingNo, fairy tale dancer Karen Flamenco and comedy team The Fictionals will provide the entertainment.”

The Georgia Straight – 24th Annual Best of Vancouver: Best Improv Troupe or Company (October 3, 2019)

“The Fictionals have been voted one of the top improv troupes in Vancouver for the fourth year in a row!”

Buskers, comedy to mix at Five Corners fest in White Rock (September 20, 2019)

“At 8 p.m. a ticketed improv jam will team the award-winning Fictionals Comedy Co. with (The Drama Class)’ resident performers – and selected audience members.”

The New Westminster Record – The Fictionals to determine Most Horrible Person in New West (August 30, 2019)

“”If the audience contestants wants to see what happens when a comedian has to swap bodies with mom, or what teaching a robot how to love looks like, then that’s what we’re going to do!”

The Georgia Straight – 23rd Annual Best of Vancouver: Best Improv Troupe or Company (October 4, 2018)

“The Fictionals have been voted one of the top improv troupes in Vancouver for the third year in a row!”

The Runner – Improv Comedy Classes return to KPU (September 29, 2018)

“Lovers of comedy can attend the weekly drop-in improv workshops led by comedy veteran Daniel Chai.”

Vancouver Is Awesome – Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo offers nostalgic fun for the whole family (June 6, 2018)

“Local board and card game company Bravely Told Games will be releasing an exclusive 10-card VRGE expansion to their card game “Cult Following” and is collaborating with improv group The Fictionals on a live show.

Clipper Vacations Magazine – A Seattleite’s Guide to Victoria’s Capital City Comic Con (February 6, 2018)

“If you’re feeling bold, enter your name for the chance to flex your own improvisational muscles and join the group onstage. Just be prepared to be crowned the “Most Horrible Person of CCCC 2018!”

Vancouver Sun – Five reasons to check out Taboo … the naughty but nice show (January 23, 2018)

“Vancouver’s own Fictionals troupe will bring some (intentional) laughs to the three-day event. The troupe is promising three shows, including the Comedy Cupid Show.”

Vancouver Courier – Improv troupe pokes fun at Vancouver’s humanity (December 13, 2017)

“Take notice, residents of the 604. Soon, you can add “most horrible person in Vancouver” to your mantelpiece.”

News Talk 980 – Drex and Steele play Cards Against Vancouver (December 12, 2017)

“A local comedy group has adapted a popular card game for Vancouverites using Wreck Beach and yoga pants references.”

NEWS 1130 – Popular party game gets a politically incorrect, Vancouver spin (December 10, 2017)

“Putting a local spin on a popular party game, the folks who brought you Improv Against Humanity have re-mixed a card game specifically for Vancouverites.”

Daily Hive Vancouver – Just in time for Christmas: Cards Against Vancouver is here (December 8, 2017)

“Created by The Fictionals Comedy Co., the game features over 125 cards celebrating and skewering life in Vancouver, including shout-outs to the Gastown Steam Clock, Ryan Reynolds and of course, bike lanes.”

Vancouver Is Awesome – Cards Against Vancouver: Local improv group creates free game expansion (December 8, 2017)

“The Fictionals have released the super local Cards Against Vancouver expansion pack, inspired by the city, and the art of laughing at ourselves a bit.”

CFOX – Check out this hilarious new card game: Cards Against Vancouver (December 8, 2017)

“I got an email today from Daniel telling me about this new Cards Against Humanity spin his improv group, The Fictionals Comedy Co., created about Vancouver: Cards Against Vancouver.”

The Runner – Kwantlen Improv returns for a second season (October 16, 2017)

“Kwantlen Improv is meant to be a fun place for people to try out new things, learn some new things, and most of all, make some new friends.”

The Georgia Straight – 22nd Annual Best of Vancouver: Best Improv Troupe or Company (September 21, 2017)

“The Fictionals have been voted one of the top improv troupes in Vancouver!”

Westender – 20th Annual Best of the City Awards: Best Comedy / Improv Group (February 23, 2017)

The Fictionals have been voted as one of the Best Comedy/Improv Groups in Vancouver for a third year in a row!”

Q&A: The Fictionals’ Improv Against Humanity Christmas Show (December 14, 2016)

“This is an opportunity for people to unwind and be like, ‘Sweet, I survived my annual performance report, in two days’ time I’m flying back out East, I’m just going to go and watch a hilarious comedy show with some friends and laugh, at the Rio Theatre.”

What to see at Fan Expo Vancouver 2016 (November 9, 2016)

“The Fictionals are putting on their hilarious Improv Against Humanity: Fan Expo Edition 2016 show. If you like improv, Cards Against Humanity or both, this is definitely worth your while. Their act has been a staple at the Rio Theatre for ages and it is fantastic.”

The Georgia Straight – 21st Annual Best of Vancouver: Best Improv Troupe or Company (September 22, 2016)

“The Fictionals have been voted one of the top improv troupes in Vancouver!”

Kwantlen Improv club starts September 19 with Surrey-raised comedian (September 7, 2016)

“Surrey-raised comedian Daniel Chai is “coming home” to teach comedy to members of the new Kwantlen Improv club.”

Westender – 19th Annual Best of the City Awards: Best Comedy / Improv Group (February 24, 2016)

The Fictionals have been voted as one of the Best Comedy/Improv Groups in Vancouver two years in a row!”

Vancity Buzz – Vancouver improv troupe The Fictionals celebrate five years of funny (November 14, 2015)

““Improv is a freeing experience,” said Scott Antifave. “Every scene is a new challenge where you can always do better and always learn.”

Living Myth Media – Daniel Chai of The Fictionals discusses NorthWest Fan Fest (May 18, 2015)

“The favourite part of NWFF is being able to perform with my improv troupe, The Fictionals Comedy Co. Audiences at conventions like NWFF are always amazing!”

Westender – 18th Annual Best of the City Awards: Best Comedian / Comedy Group (March 2015)

The Fictionals have been voted as one of the Best Comedy Groups in Vancouver in Westender’s Best of the City 2015!”

Vancity Buzz – Improv Against Humanity coming to Vogue Theatre (February 10, 2015)

“We’re taking Improv Against Humanity to the next level!”

Living Myth Magazine – A Vogue New Look for The Fictionals (February 5, 2015)

“From comedy lovers to gamers and more, Vancouver is clamoring for greater quantity and quality when it comes to their live entertainment..”

Discorder – In Good Humour: The Fictionals (September 4, 2014)

“We perform fast and furious improv. We want the audience to have as much fun as we do.”

Vancity Buzz – The Fictionals Bring Back Improv Against Humanity (June 18, 2014)

“Guaranteed to make you laugh.”

Vancity Buzz – The King of The North: Graeme Duffy’s Experiences Creating Throne and Games (June 2014)

“As the show goes along, it slowly begins to open up into anarchy.”

Vancity Buzz – Game of Thrones Improv gets bloody funny at the Rio (May 2014)

“Professional comedy troupe The Fictionals are doing Game of Thrones Improv in a big way. The improvisers knew the TV series inside and out, and wit was quick and flowing.”

Vancouver Presents – The quest for supremacy in Throne And Games (April 15, 2014)

“Entirely unscripted, Throne and Games promises to bring to life your favourite characters in a battle for the now empty Iron Improv Throne of Westeros. Though swords are the weapons of choice in the television series, Throne and Games players will battle with only their cutting wit in this competitive improv show.”

Inside Vancouver – Improv comedy meets video games in new show (November 5th, 2013)

“Two things Vancouver excels at come together when improv comedy meets video games.”

Vancity Buzz – Theatre Review: Improv Against Humanity Brings Out the Horrible Side of Vancouver (October 24, 2013)

“(Improv Against Humanity) guarantees some great vetted fodder for laughs of the truly horrible kind… It’s great water cooler talk: go with friends and you’ll be debating over the best and worst skit, and your favourite comic of the motley crew.

“Every so often, a really great concept comes together and makes you seriously laugh out loud.”

The Now Newspaper – Surrey’s Daniel Chai takes on Humanity, for the lulz (October 17, 2013)

“Daniel Chai is a funny guy, and if the success of his recent improv comedy shows are any indication, Vancouver seems to agree.”

Living Myth Media – The Fictionals Against Humanity (August 6, 2013)

“the results can get quite outlandish and offensive. Equally, it can end up unpredictable and hilarious. It’s that magic combination that has made it such an instant hit with Vancouver audiences”

Vancouver Sun – Improv Against Humanity lets people be as horrible as they want (June 13, 2013)

“Have you ever wished you could turn your favourite card game into a live game show? If so, you’ll be seething with jealousy for Improv Against Humanity creator Daniel Chai.”

Vancouver Courier – Oh, the humanity! – Improv troupe brings raunchy card game to the Rio (June 19, 2013)

“I think that the state of improv in Vancouver is fantastic,” Daniel Chai said. “There’s still room to grow, but the quality is world-class, I think it’s up there with New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. The improv community is very collaborative and we’re not just working to entertain but to build up the artistic community”

The Comedy Killers – Improv Against Humanity moves to the Rio! (June 13, 2013)

“I’ve been absolutely blown away by the success of Improv Against Humanity,” said Daniel Chai. “We’ve had people arrive two hours early to get the best seats, audience members sending in fan art; it’s really taken off. That’s why we’re excited to move to the larger Rio Theatre, which can help us grow our show to be even bigger and better than it is now.”

Vancouver Weekly – A Night of Moving Sounds (May 26, 2013)

“The Fictionals displayed an impressive range of styles, from straight-up improv, to singing and dancing… Some truly inspired moments that took me by surprise… Serious Kudos.”

Whistler Question – Stranger than fiction (Feb 21, 2013)

“The Fictionals are testament to (Vancouver)’s burgeoning comedy scene.”

Whistler Pique – Improv comedy troupe makes Whistler debut (Feb. 21, 2013)

“After three years regularly performing improv, stand-up, music, burlesque and theatre with a rotating cast at their own shows and as part of Vancouver TheatreSports, Second Storey Theatre and The Bobbers, (The Fictionals are)  pretty quick on their feet.”