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Vancouver International Improv Festival

What’s better than one night of an improvised comedy experience? Four nights of improvised comedy experience. The Vancouver International Improv Festival (VIIF), in its nineteenth…

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Blind Tiger Comedy: Cruise

I feel strange reviewing this show for two reasons: First, I haven’t reviewed a comedy show before, so I’m already in over my head. Second,…

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Amy Shostak

Comedy has always been subversive. We associate it with spontaneity, with a grunge-like resilience, and with ramshackle rooms that somehow always smell “off.” However, few…

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In Good Humour: Aaron Read

If you were to call Aaron Read a weird guy, he’d probably take it as a compliment. As a member of The Sunday Service, arguably…

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In Good Humour: Hip.Bang!

Much like the intricacies of improv comedy itself, Hip.Bang! is difficult to grasp in conversation. When I ask the duo, comprised of Tom Hill and…

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In Good Humour: The Ryan and Amy Show

When they’re not dressing up as lesbians in trench coats, middle-aged moms, or serial killer Aileen Wuornos from Monster, Ryan Steele and Amy Goodmurphy are…

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Ivan Decker

Standing at the heart of Vancouver’s stand-up scene is Ivan Decker, a 27-year-old middle child who just wants to make people laugh. Decker began stand-up…