The Fictionals have been entertaining audiences in Vancouver and beyond since 2010, and our performers have studied improv comedy in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. Now we want to share our knowledge and passion for improv with you.

Come play in our Short Form Mixer on the second Tuesday of every month at Cafe Deux Soleils. The SFM is perfect for all skill levels, and combines an improv workshop with an improv games jam. Starts at 9:45 pm right after Vancouver Improv Fight Club, and free to play and watch.

The Fictionals also teach improv workshops for festivals and conventions, and offer private coaching for improvisers and troupes looking to take their comedy to the next level! Let us create a customized workshop focusing on teamwork, storytelling, and other areas you’d like to focus on.

For more information or to book The Fictionals, please email!


Workshop Testimonials:

“Our group spent an enjoyable hour playing, experimenting, moving, laughing, and learning more about supporting each other in a performance environment. I was particularly impressed with the way Daniel and The Fictionals worked at integrating some aspects of our festival into the session, using circus rings and our juggling skills to improve the flow of some of the games. Daniel created a very safe environment for everyone to participate, including those of us who were soft spoken or challenged by the speed.  Daniel’s skill and expertise gave all of us, with our wide range of ages and stage experience, a session to be remembered, and one that I can highly recommend for any and all groups in need of some improv play!”

~ Christa Giles, President, Madskillz Vancouver Society

“The Fictional’s improv workshops have all been eye-opening and engaging. We played awesome games, learned stage etiquette, and got up close and personal with the actors and our friends. Each separate time I attended, I felt more skilled and more confident in my improv and general performance abilities. These workshops have a home on my acting resume.”

~ Andie Lloyd, Momentum Youth Arts Festival

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Daniel on several occasions. I’m proud to say too he helped craft the performer I am today. Daniel has profound improv knowledge but also great, positive energy. His enthusiasm of improv is apparent when he’s coaching, as you feel you always have his full attention and support. His notes are always constructive and heartfelt. I look forward to the next time we work together.

~ Jeff Cooper, Union Jacked

The Improv community is known for it’s supportive community, and Daniel Chai is the epitomy of this. He’s a wonderful coach and supportive fan to all Improv actors. He is not only a knowledgable teacher, but generous as well, with his time, and with his helpful feedback. 

~ Charlene Agnew, 180 Improv

I’ve worked with Daniel on several occasions. He did some coaching with the Banana Jam last year, and more recently coached 180 Improv. Daniel brings an enormous depth of knowledge and insight to his coaching, and provides positive, actionable feedback to all players. He’s professional, kind, and supportive, and I hope to get more coaching from him in future. Being coached by Daniel was a completely positive experience.

~ Tom Radcliffe, Banana Jam, 180 Improv