SHOWS

Live shows featuring the best improv talent from Vancouver and around the world. Watch in-person or stream from home.

All shows take place at The Cultch Theatre (1895 Venables Street)
in either the Culture Lab or the Historic Theatre.

Tickets here

BABY SYRUP

Baby Syrup’s “Meeting at 1pm” format was born from the need for more corporate meetings in Cassie and Karla’s respective lives. Designed in the pandemic, and delivered constantly throughout, their meetings are interactive, engaging, and almost certainly could have been an email. Everything you hate about corporate meetings and the office with all the laughter, joy, and love you enjoy most in life.

Sat Oct 16, 8PM at The Culture Lab

BORED OF DIRECTORS

Bored of Directors brings to the stage playful long form improv, exploring character relationships and weaving together multiple storylines in their form. Bored of Directors is hot off their 1st place win in the Cagematch Vancouver long form improv tournament, and are looking very forward to performing in the Vancouver Improv Festival!

Note: Big Apartment has been replaced by Bored of Directors.

Fri Oct 15, 8PM at The Culture Lab

BORED OF DIRECTORS

Bored of Directors brings to the stage playful long form improv, exploring character relationships and weaving together multiple storylines in their form. Bored of Directors is hot off their 1st place win in the Cagematch Vancouver long form improv tournament, and are looking very forward to performing in the Vancouver Improv Festival!

Fri Oct 15, 8PM at The Culture Lab

BLOODFEUD

Bloodfeud: Stand Up vs Improv is hosted by Matty Vu (CBC’s Next Wave of Stand Up) and Malcolm McLeod (The Second City Toronto), which is a long-running monthly show at Little Mountain Gallery where Standup Comedians and Improvisers battle it out for comedy glory. In the first half, we’ve got a lineup of some of Vancouver’s best stand ups who have been making the rounds in the dark and dank rooms in Vancouver applying their craft to whoever will tolerate them. In the second half, a group of happy-go-lucky improvisers, representing the major improv hubs of Vancouver hit the stage. Using the sets of the stand ups as their inspiration, the improvisers will perform a long form set that will show you what training and positive attitudes can do as they make it all up as they go. Bloodfeud is a unique comedic mashup that gives audiences two styles of comedy in one show.

Fri Oct 15, 9:45PM at the Historic Theatre
or Stream from home

BRUNCH

Kerri Donaldson and Allie Entwistle are Brunch: an award-winning comedy duo from Vancouver, BC. Brought to you by two women raised on Mary Kate & Ashley movies and Celine Dion’s greatest hits, Brunch promises to tell you that you’re not the Miranda of your friend group. Allie and Kerri are both on faculty at Blind Tiger Comedy and perform monthly at Little Mountain Gallery. They have performed at Portland Sketch Fest, Montreal SketchFest, the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs NorthWest & Edmonton’s Improvaganza, to name a few. Simply need to hear their voices? Check out their podcast, When Kerri Met Allie where they grapple with their love/hate, hate/love relationships with Rom Coms. 

“The Vancouver, BC, two-piece blew me away at last year’s fest” – Portland Mercury

Wed Oct 13, 7:30PM at The Culture Lab

BRUNCH

Kerri Donaldson and Allie Entwistle are Brunch: an award-winning comedy duo from Vancouver, BC. Brought to you by two women raised on Mary Kate & Ashley movies and Celine Dion’s greatest hits, Brunch promises to tell you that you’re not the Miranda of your friend group. Allie and Kerri are both on faculty at Blind Tiger Comedy and perform monthly at Little Mountain Gallery. They have performed at Portland Sketch Fest, Montreal SketchFest, the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs NorthWest & Edmonton’s Improvaganza, to name a few. Simply need to hear their voices? Check out their podcast, When Kerri Met Allie where they grapple with their love/hate, hate/love relationships with Rom Coms. 

“The Vancouver, BC, two-piece blew me away at last year’s fest” – Portland Mercury

Wed Oct 13, 7:30PM at The Culture Lab

IMPROV IN FIVE DIMENSIONS

Award-winning shadow puppetry duo, Mind of a Snail, direct an international ensemble in a smorgasbord of the senses titled Improv in Five Dimensions! Using live projection, music and shadow puppets, improvisers from around the globe are beamed into this never-before-attempted technical marvel of an improv show. Experience it in person at the Cultch, or live stream it from the comfort of your home.
Fri Oct 15, 7:30PM at The Historic Theatre
Or Stream from home
Sat Oct 16, 7:30PM at The Historic Theatre
Or Stream from home

FISTFUL OF KICKS

Fistful of Kicks features Vancouver’s funniest East-Asian improvisers creating epic stories and legends on the spot based on a single word of inspiration from the audience. Drawing on their shared cultural upbringing, the cast weaves together hilarious and Asian-focused stories that kick ass and take names. But wait, there’s more! They also infuse wild and wonderful stage combat into their performances to create an improv show like no other. The group has performed at festivals all over North America, including the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater, the Improvised Play Festival (Austin, TX), Stumptown Improv Festival (Portland, OR), at the Vancouver Improv Festival, and virtually at the Asian&Funny Festival (Toronto). By drawing on tropes from the various genre focuses over the years (including East Asian legends and giant mecha Anime) and writing compelling and wacky stories in real time, Fistful of Kicks delivers a unique and hilarious show you won’t see anywhere else!
Sat Oct 16, 9:45PM at The Historic Theatre
Or Stream from home

FISTFUL OF KICKS

Fistful of Kicks features Vancouver’s funniest East-Asian improvisers creating epic stories and legends on the spot based on a single word of inspiration from the audience. Drawing on their shared cultural upbringing, the cast weaves together hilarious and Asian-focused stories that kick ass and take names. But wait, there’s more! They also infuse wild and wonderful stage combat into their performances to create an improv show like no other. The group has performed at festivals all over North America, including the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater, the Improvised Play Festival (Austin, TX), Stumptown Improv Festival (Portland, OR), at the Vancouver Improv Festival, and virtually at the Asian&Funny Festival (Toronto). By drawing on tropes from the various genre focuses over the years (including East Asian legends and giant mecha Anime) and writing compelling and wacky stories in real time, Fistful of Kicks delivers a unique and hilarious show you won’t see anywhere else!
Sat Oct 16, 9:45PM at The Historic Theatre
Or Stream from home

HIP.BANG!

Hip.Bang! is a theatre company from Vancouver whose playful, comedic, absurd work has delighted audiences worldwide for over a decade. Tom and Devin have performed at JFL Northwest, Comedy Central Stage in LA, San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Improv Fest, Del Close Marathon in NYC, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvaganza, and as far away as Oslo, Norway. They have also been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Improv Troupe. 

In both their written and improvisational work, Hip.Bang!’s mandate is: to expand and challenge our understandings of the boundaries of theatre through structural innovation, audience interaction, and comedic excellence. But don’t worry, we also real dumb.

Sat Oct 16, 8PM at The Culture Lab

LITTLE MOUNTAIN IMPROV

Little Mountain Improv hosts a weekly show in Vancouver, and it is hilarious, loose and ridiculous. Classic improv games meet an experimental long form, with the ensemble cast devising a new form every month. Full improvised sitcom with live studio reaction clips? Done it. Watching the first five minutes of an over-the-top obscure movie and improvising the rest? That happened. A month-long improvised episodic journey of the game Oregon Trail? For some reason, yes, that too. Literally anything could be next.
Little Mountain Improv is Christine Bortolin, Tim Carlson, Ronald Dario, Ember Konopaki, Jordy Matheson, Brigitte May, Karla Monterrosa, Shawn Norman, Kelli Ogmundson, Amy Shostak and Rachel Smith.

Fri Oct 15, 8PM at The Culture Lab

LITTLE MOUNTAIN IMPROV

Little Mountain Improv hosts a weekly show in Vancouver, and it is hilarious, loose and ridiculous. Classic improv games meet an experimental long form, with the ensemble cast devising a new form every month. Full improvised sitcom with live studio reaction clips? Done it. Watching the first five minutes of an over-the-top obscure movie and improvising the rest? That happened. A month-long improvised episodic journey of the game Oregon Trail? For some reason, yes, that too. Literally anything could be next.
Little Mountain Improv is Christine Bortolin, Tim Carlson, Ronald Dario, Ember Konopaki, Jordy Matheson, Brigitte May, Karla Monterrosa, Shawn Norman, Kelli Ogmundson, Amy Shostak and Rachel Smith.
Fri Oct 15, 8PM at The Culture Lab

QUEERPROV

QueerProv is a queer (lgbtq+) improv comedy show featuring some of Vancouver’s silliest, most diverse talents. With performers from the improv, standup, theatre, and drag communities, we bring the funny while seamlessly integrating queer characters and life experiences to share with everyone.

Wed Oct 13, 7:30PM at The Culture Lab

TIGHTROPE THEATRE

Four directors go head to head directing each other in improvised scenes. You, the audience, decide whether each director’s work deserves praise or punishment. Theatrical gold and hilarity to ensue.
Cast: Lili Beaudoin, Ali Froggatt, Jeff Gladstone, Aamir Khan & Veena Sood.

Thurs Oct 14, 7:30PM at The Culture Lab

TIGHTROPE THEATRE

Four directors go head to head directing each other in improvised scenes. You, the audience, decide whether each director’s work deserves praise or punishment. Theatrical gold and hilarity to ensue.
Cast: Lili Beaudoin, Ali Froggatt, Jeff Gladstone, Aamir Khan & Veena Sood.

Thurs Oct 14, 7:30PM at The Culture Lab

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON SHOWS

As of September 13, by order of the Provincial Health Officer of BC, proof of vacation will be required to access indoor events. Audience members at shows and participants at in-person workshops will be asked to show proof of vaccination. Masks will be worn at all times, with the exception of eating or drinking while seated as an audience member.