Quest Friends Forever returns to the Arts Court this June! Adventure! Friendship! Betrayal! Ice Cream! All these things and more could be seen at this show! Help us create characters and send them on an amazing journey and roll dice to help them along! Tickets are $10
Colin Mochrie talks about improv, listening, and the dangers of only hanging out with theatre people.
The Improv Embassy is having an open house at 176 Rideau Street this Saturday—and you’re invited to improve your improv.
After a seeing two shows, and having a couple of drinks of at the beer tent I walked over to check out the “season premiere” of Fringe Late Night. Now, there are very few things in heaven or on earth that I love as much as a variety show – so this thing was pretty […]
60 minutes | Improv, Comedy | PG It’s a good year for improv at Fringe. On Demand, comprised of the Elgin St. Improv troop, is doing their part by creating a full 45+ minute show in a different genre each night. I happened to go on Sci Fi night and my review may be utterly […]
By Sandy Gibson 50 mins | Comedy, Improv | PG One never knows how an improv show is going to turn out but the artists and improvisers involved in the opening show of Cold Open by Crush Improv have much to be happy about. Drawing inspiration from a humorous monologue about art therapy and finger […]
Post by Adam Fowler As the hosts of the Ottawa Improv Festival (OIF) say, the blessing and the curse of improv is that it’s totally original—magical, but you’ll never see it again. This year’s OIF ran from April 14-16 at the Arts Court Theatre, selling out both Friday April 15 and Saturday 16. A ton […]
Improv is like dancing. No one wants to be the only one doing it, but once a few people start, only the hardest of hearts can hold back. Something similar is happening in the Ottawa improv scene as new troupes continue to spring up, adding to the diversity of the local improv landscape. These days, […]
With International Women’s Day just around the corner, Ottawa improv comedy company, EFT (Experimental Farm Theatre) have planned their sophomore event entitled, SHElarious II…celebrating women in various realms of the comedy spectrum. All proceeds will go to Cornerstone Housing For Women, a community charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women. The evening […]
We spoke with with Brandon Hackett, who is part of the Touring Company of the storied improvisational comedy troupe The Second City. Hackett, with the rest of the Touring Company, will be in Ottawa tonight performing The Best of The Second City, which features some of the best-loved sketches from the company’s long history, as well as […]
If conflict be an essential element in good storytelling, then here be some fine stories indeed. Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates, the mounting of the improv piece by Richard Gélinas and Margo MacDonald and directed by Al Connors, is as much a workshop in storytelling as it is a funny, absurd hour of improv theatre. […]
Review by Èva Morin 60m | Comedy, Variety | Mature The name’s Prov. GRIMprov. Cue the timeless theme song and the suave attitude captured by the likes of Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. For its Fringe premiere, improvisational comedic troupe GRIMprov presented BONDprov, creating a personalized James Bond production based off the audience’s […]
These days, with so many things going on around us, how many of you have time to treat yourselves to a good laugh? Well, you can begin by making plans to attend Crush Improv’s Fifth Anniversary Show this Friday at 8pm. I’ll even pause a few moments while you call/text/email/holler-at/tweet that person you’re crushing on. […]