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Second Storey Theatre adds new improvisers

The fine folks out at Second Storey Theatre held auditions on May 5th to add some new improvisers to their resident cast. Around 20 people tried out in front of artistic director Graham Myers and a group of existing cast … Continue reading

Yuk Yuk’s brings opportunities for Vancouver comedians, says founder Mark Breslin

Yuk Yuk’s is back in town! We caught up with the chain’s founder, Mark Breslin, to talk about Canadian comedy and the challenges of doing business. CK: Why come back to Vancouver? MB: We’re Canada’s national, premiere comedy company. How … Continue reading

Vancouver ComedyFest 2012: Closing Gala photos and review

  BRIAN SAYS: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross hosted the final night of the Vancouver ComedyFest this Saturday at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts and brought some of their comedian friends with them. Amanda took pictures [above] and … Continue reading

Sudden Death breathes new life into TriCities comedy scene

Port Coquitlam. It’s not exactly Greater Vancouver’s improv capital. But one man is trying to change that. Meet Graham Myers. At a healthily tattooed six-foot-five, he looks more like a Metallica roadie than the artistic director of the TriCities’ only … Continue reading

Stage Freight #6: Kozmik Zoo edition – Capsule review/recap

We sent Amanda down to the Kozmik Zoo for the sixth annual Stage Freight comedy competition last night, where 18 comics were vying for $100 in cash and prizes – and, more importantly, bragging rights. The competitors were: Round 1: … Continue reading

Canada’s Next Top Comic – who to watch in Vancouver

Amanda’s picks: There was a great variety of Vancouver-and-area comics on offer at the Canada’s Next Top Comic auditions. Everyone was pretty great, but there were a few standouts.  Absolute best set: It was a toss-up between Nic Roy and … Continue reading

The Vancouver International Improv Fest – Big in Japan and Doppelganger in photos

Well, folks, the 12th Vancouver International Improv Fest has come to a close. If you missed it, you missed some amazing acts from all over North America. We were once again fortunate enough to be able to attend both shows … Continue reading

The Vancouver International Improv Fest – NOW? and ImprovBoston in photos

Well, folks, the 12th Vancouver International Improv Fest has come to a close. If you missed it, you missed some amazing acts from all over North America. We were once again fortunate enough to be able to attend both shows … Continue reading

Who will be Canada’s Next Top Comic?

The leaves are changing colour, rain is falling, the kids are back in school. You know what that means. It’s Canada’s Next Top Comic time! The Vancouver auditions took place as part of the Global ComedyFest on Sept. 23 at … Continue reading

The Vancouver International Improv Fest – The Showcase Spectacular in photos, part 2

The Vancouver International Improv Fest kicked off its 12th year with a pair of free shows at Performance Works, and they were kind enough to let us come down and take a truly obnoxious amount of photos. The images that … Continue reading

Vancouver International Improv Festival 12 – The Showcase Spectacular in photos, part 1

The Vancouver International Improv Fest kicked off its 12th year with a pair of free shows at Performance Works, and they were kind enough to let us come down and take a truly obnoxious amount of photos. The images that … Continue reading

Video: farewell to Tuesday Night Comedy at Darby’s

Untitled from Amanda Punshon on Vimeo. This past Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2011) Vancouver lost one of its longest-running comedy rooms. Coincidentally, it ended on its creator’s birthday. For four years, Patrick Maliha’s Tuesday Night Comedy at Darby’s was something of … Continue reading

Video: Comedy at the Kingston’s third anniversary

Comedy at the Kingston’s third anniversary from Amanda Punshon on Vimeo. Johnny Scoop’s Thursday night Comedy at the Kingston celebrated its third birthday this week. On the bill were some of Vancouver’s top comics, as well as a couple amateurs. … Continue reading

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