Vancouver International Improv Festival

October 9-13, 2018

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Vancouver International Improv Festival Media


Since 1999, Vancouver International Improv Festival has showcased hundreds of artists to thousands of comedy fans across the city. VIIF performers have gone on to star in such shows as Saturday Night Live, Orphan Black, Netflix’s Flaked, and CBC’s Kim Convenience.

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What people have been saying about VIIF:

“The possibilities for playfulness are endless.” – Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

“The best part of this festival is the level of the work, the spontaneous surprises at every turn, and the smiles on everyone’s faces.” – Randy Dixon, Artistic Director of Unexpected Productions, Seattle

“If you’ve never been blown away by improv before, you haven’t been to the VIIF. Whatever you thought improv was…you’re right. But it’s also so much more.” - Guy MacPherson, Georgia Straight