The festival's best and brightest assemble in one place to bring the house down!
Emily Opal Smith
#Hashtag is a Long form improv experience inspired by one suggestion that is morphed into a hashtag. Using this lone suggestion, they will take you through scenes and fun times that reflect the spirit of the times. Quick, charming and wickedly fun.
The absurd and unpredictable duo of Isaac Kessler and Ken Hall use high energy physicality to drive characters into absurd and surreal situations that are utterly jaw dropping. 2-MAN NO-SHOW attack every stage with their signature hyperphysical, hilarious and fourth-wall-breaking “ClownProv”-style that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Elizabeth and Paige are graduates of The Second City, Hollywood Training Center. They're both girls who love comedy and dessert.
"They have toured the globe with their unforgettable, unabashed, and unapologetic balls out improv comedy. Separately, they are powerful forces of nature… Together they own the world. They guarantee a show that is disturbingly delightful and their classes will change they way you see improv. We make it worse."
Carol is a three person improv team (Caroline Benstead, Jeremy Friedmann, Spencer Thompson) that uses a single object suggestion to create a unique longform improv show. While the shape of the show always changes based on the suggestion, it's sure to include callbacks, connections, and probably some truly unlikeable characters. We hope you like it!
Chad Mallett is a high energy, long form improv adventure performed by Matt Folliott and Ted Hallett. The action takes place in one location, in real time as multiple characters and situations implode onto and into each other with joyful comedic results.
Classic Humans will be extracting themes from your dreams! Images and sounds wash over you. All of a sudden you're in a rich world of stories, characters, sights and sounds. You'll come to, knowing that it all was, in fact, NOT A DREAM.
This high energy group of improvisers will be attacking Pretty Flower format, the long form structure evolving from a monoscene which allows players to explore additional worlds of a base scene through deconstruction and tag-outs. Characters, concepts, environments and emotions are all potential inspiration. It's a wild ride.
Bonspiel! Theatre really rocks balls. Like super huge balls, man. Like even if you're not a man or you are a man without balls... Bonspiel! will lend you some balls and then rock them... hard.
Bonspiel! Theatre is: Dumb Shit. Dressed Up.
The Bad Dog Theatre Company is thrilled to introduce the Canadian Comedy Award nominated Bad Dog Repertory Players. Hand-picked by Bad Dog’s Artistic Director, and veteran improv performer, Julie Dumais this 14-person cast is a veritable who’s who of the cutting edge of Canadian improvisers. With a mandate to create dynamic and original improvised formats, the Bad Dog Repertory Players made their highly anticipated debut in May of 2012 and return to Comedy Bar with a new show every other month.
Friday Oct 14 show:
The Boys (Susan Messing, Rachael Mason)
K$M (Kirsten Rasmussen, Matt Folliott)
Tonight's Cancelled (Jason Derosse, Stacey McGunnigle)
Friday Oct 21 show:
Moyer & Monroe (Jaime Moyer, Maribeth Monroe)
Laura Tennisco, Vinny Francois
Catch23 is Toronto's deadliest improv pit fight. Watch teams from all over Toronto (and sometimes beyond) battle it out against house players, "expert" judges and you, the audience, for improv domination.
Returning champions are invited back the following week to defend their title.
Marcel St. Pierre
"The Coincidence" is the signature format of The Coincidence Men, blending long-form narrative with the lightning-quick rapid-fire delivery and elements of shortform from a single suggestion. Common elements between characters are discovered, echoed, explored and mined for laughs, pathos and dad jokes.
Two kooky ladies perform improvised comedy filled with fresh and unique perspectives, laughs and curlz!
Watch out Topanga! Get out of the way Shawn! Move it Mr. Feeney! cause here comes Corey Matthews! These three Toronto improvisers and Boy Meets World fans are coming at you with their vast knowledge of pop-culture , scenes and trivia to bring Improv that will hit you like growing up in the 90's. These Fringe Fest Champs, Touring Company members and Sketcherson peeps have extensive experience in the Toronto improv scene and want you to come see them bounce their strange characters and references off each other. As Shawn Hunter would say "I don't have a family!"
"Daphney & Florian usually perform together in French.
They’ve opened for Easy Action at Montreal Improv.
DaFlo is the French class you wish you had back in School."
Suspense. Sci-fi. Social commentary. From their Hitchcock-inspired show "Good Evening" to their Twilight Zone homage "The Nightfall Realm," this group of narrative improvisers specializes in tales of the macabre. Travelling back to the psyche of the 1950s and 60s, this gang improvises stories borne of shared anxieties and creepy characters, topped with unexpected twists.
DEATH RAY CABARET is the world’s only musical, two person, solo improv troupe. Featuring Second City’s Kevin Matviw and Jordan Armstrong, DRC is a mix of high energy character monologues and hilarious improvised songs. They're the funniest thing since sliced bread!
Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it. And since this history is improvised, it can't be repeated! An exploration of time and place and the people that inhabit those times. Humans are flawed with emotion, desire and ego: does it help them or hinder them in the pursuit of what they want? Find out from these non historians what the world could, probably have been like.
+ Special Guest (as the villain)
Coach: Tom McKay
"You can go ""die another day"" if you want, but you're invited to be shaken AND stirred by Double Oh! an improvised James Bond tribute.
This cast creates a fully made-up James Bond film, taking you on a narrative journey through scenes that the audience helped inspire! No show is the same, and from opening credits to awkward-sexy Bond climax, anything is possible."
Dylan Goes Electric consists of the real life married couple Paloma Nuñez (SAG winner) and Kevin Whalen (Second City Alumni) pulling back the curtain on their ten year relationship to expose the hilarity, heart and bickering that lies beneath.
Fake Cops is a Toronto-based improv troupe known for playing a balance between intelligent and absurd scenes. Performing an original form that involves drawing inspiration from the preceding scene to create a butterfly style of cause-and-effect that connects each scene together while establishing a common theme. Fake Cops has established a local following within Toronto thanks to their outlandish theatre-packing productions such as the alternative comedy showcase “The Disaster” and an improvised battle arena “The Thunderdome.” In 2015, Fake Cops won the “Emerging Ensemble” award thanks to the Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts in partnership with Bad Dog Theatre. Having performed at festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, New York, Chicago and Detroit, the well-traveled troupe prides itself on its multi-talented cast with backgrounds in writing, acting, music, stand-up, sketch, athletes, directing and poetry - all of which are brought to the stage.
Ben Sosa Wright
You need some polysporin for that burn? Well you're not going to find it in THIS Fanny Pack. Watch as a group of plainly dressed, relatively good looking individuals ease their way into your hearts and souls and relieve you of societal burdens. Starring Kate Ethier, Rob Lewin, Jay Reid, Elliot Ritter and Ben Sosa Wright, this group of five people who know each other will help you find your bliss!
The East Coast comes to Toronto with FLiNT Improv! Come visit a small Maritime community as we find out what's the talk of the town and let the rumour mill run wild. The mayor has gone missing? A caribou has eaten half the population? The local watering hole has gone belly-up? You'll find out!
Hot Cousin and friends create a never before seen episode of everyone's favorite mother-daughter dramedy with those crazy Gilmore Girls in a very fake Stars Hollow.
Linda Julia Paolucci
Gordon Neill and Linda Julia Paolucci took up improv to fix their terrible personalities. It didn't work. Their show is a mix of salty and sweet, ribald humour, nihilism and an underlying optimism. Two dirtbags (with hearts of gold, naturally) in slow, funny, sometimes gross, always weird, often wonderful narrative improv. They are the weirdos, Mister.
Girlband is a collection of rag-tag dirtbags who improvise giddy friendship antics RIGHT BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES!
Maribeth Monroe and Jaime Moyer have performed their two man show at theaters all over the country, including headlining spots at The Dallas Comedy Festival, Femprov Fest, and Out of Bounds. Combined they have over 25 years of improv experience, which is weird because they're both just 21 years old.
Folks! Put on your oven mitts cause this is one Hot Ticket! Featuring great Toronto based improvisers, Hot Ticket is a show so full of heart and pizzaz, it'll burn your eyes right out of your head.
Humble Thunder is game heavy, with a focus on ensemble and connections. They combine "game of the scene" with narrative scenic elements. They have fun playing together.
Unscripted sci-fi comedy in the style of old-time radio improvised for your audio enjoyment. Think a made-up Twilight Zone with laughs. Open your ears and hone your senses, for without immediate action, none can escape the future that is ILLUSIONOID.
...and guests to be announced!"
The board game that every single one of you has been waiting for, even if you didn't know it! "Improv: The Board Game" features a brand new board game with cards! Dice! Pieces! Fun! And most importantly: improv! Two teams of comedians battle it out 'board game style' to determine who is the ultimate champion.
From two time Canadian Comedy Award nominee Darryl Pring comes a re imagining of The Walking Dead.
Montreal Improv Theatre teachers/performers Jess and Vance specialize in finding the absurd in patient, grounded longform improv. They're buds who love messing with each other on stage and playing weirdos who infiltrate mundane situations. They think you are very pretty and nice. - JESS AND VANCE
Kevin Di Lucente
Jibber Jabbar is a diverse group of comedic weirdos which style of improv is scientifically described as !!!.
"This is improv… Not straight theatre! Kinsey Fail is Toronto’s LGBTQ+ improv show. It’s a night full of Queer stories from Queer Improvisors. Kinsey Fail is Directed by Anders Yates (Uncalled For, Bad Dog Repertory Players). Failing has never been this fabulous!
K$M is Kirsten Rasmussen and Matt Folliott and of course a dollar sign. Kirsten and Matt have been performing together for three years, their aggressive fast paced style was born out of slaughtering houses at Catch23 on the regular. They've toured to Vancouver for the International Improv Festival and to Montreal Improv Festival to great acclaim and were nominated for Best Improv Troupe in the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards. Matt Folliott is sought after coach, teacher and has toured North American improv festivals extensively with his groups S&P and ChadMallet. Kirsten Rasmussen is hot off the Second City Toronto Mainstage where she wrote and performed three shows, she is a co-founder of the Montreal Improv Theatre and has toured all over Canada, to New York, Chicago, the Carribbean, Berlin and Australia performing her solo shows and improvising. Dollar Sign is money, and we all love money.
Julie Dumais Osborne
with live improvised music by Nick DiGaetano
Truth/lies in the eye of the beholder.
Go ahead and stare... Bad Dog Theatre takes people-watching to another level with this new unscripted comedy from the creative team responsible for the acclaimed hit Toronto, I Love You. Inspired by the iconic impressionist painting by Georges Seurat, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte”, La Grande Jatte plays with the voyeuristic pleasure of presuming the stories of strangers seen in a public setting.
Lebron Janes is an all-female improv group that ALWAYS has fun and NEVER says sorry so prepare to get weird. Equal parts Sam Adams, Kristie Gunter, Michelle Hart & Emily Richardson.
featuring Special Guests
Love on Top is fierce improv duo, made-up of two very glamorous women, Ann Pornel (Second City, Sketchersons, The Flirty Boys, Comedy award nominee) and Sarah Hillier (Second city, Sketcherson, Dancing with the Comedians. Canadian Comedy award winner). They have traveled all over Canada and the US performing comedy and they are SO pumped to get to do it for you! LET’S PARTY!
MANTOWN: The Improvised Frat Party. With The Dean of MANTOWN himself, ROB BAKER.
The National Theatre of the World (NTOW) is a multi-disciplinary, not-for-profit, Toronto-based company that creates exciting and instantaneous theatre through the art of improvisation. Headed by Second City Alumns & real life comedy couple Matt Baram & Naomi Snieckus; The six-time Canadian Comedy Award winning comedy troupe has played to international audiences.
Moist Theatre will perform a thematic long-form that is set in a unique location or time period (possible examples include the apocalypse, the old west, or in intergalactic travel, etc) based on an audience suggestion.
Moniquea Marion has been dazzling audiences with her solo improv performances over the last 3 years. She kicks off her set with an audience suggested line of dialogue, then twists and turns through a barrage of wacky characters, relationships, and physical narrative, landing back on her feet reciting the same initial line of dialogue to wow the audience & close the set. It's full circle, baby! Marion was also a twice nominated candidate for Best Female Improviser by NOW magazine & she's currently almost complete her original character web series, Moniquea Marion 365 where she releases a new improvised character video for every day of 2016!
Host: Ron Tite
Musical Director: Nicola Dempsey
"Monkey Toast is a Canadian Comedy Award winning show that pairs insightful and informative interviews with brilliant and hilarious improv. Our cast includes Marty Adams, Herbie Barnes, Jan Caruana, Kerry Griffin, Liz Johnston, and Lisa Merchant. Our host is Ron Tite, with Musical Director Nicola Dempsey. Here’s how it works: we interview two different celebrity guests. After that segment, our hilarious host, Ron Tite, throws to the Monkey Toast players who use the interview as inspiration for their scenes. Trust us, it’s funnier in person.
Inspired by Bunz Trading Zone, Moon Astronaut Moon has created a new interactive form. Check out their new show, Bunz Live: Meet the people behind the things in a bizarro world of traded objects.
An energetic exploration of life from three multi-talented Toronto improv maestros.
"Colin lives in Toronto, is Artistic Associate at the Bad Dog Theatre, writes award-winning shows and has a love of cereal. Vinny lives in Montreal, is a Director at the Montreal Improv Theatre, runs Canada's biggest Scavenger Hunt and has a love of toast.
But all of that becomes irrelevant when they get together on stage to perform at Toronto's Big City Improv Festival!
They will be doing their signature show ""Guess Who?"" in which they play a game of ""Guess Who?"" on stage. Yeah, the whole time. That's the schtick. But instead of questions like ""Does he have glasses?"" or ""Is she blonde?"" (NO and YES), their characters ask more abstract questions like ""Does she resent her father?"" or ""Is he unable to feel vulnerable?"" (DEFINITELY and WHY WOULD YOU ASK ME THAT?)"
A brand new one-person musical, completely improvised! With the help of a musical director, Nicky Nasrallah brings his unquestionable charm and vocal prowess to the stage to create all new songs and characters right before your very ears! Will it be about you?
Fast, fresh, fierce.
Not Oasis is an improv troupe comprised of eight buds who met in the Second City's Conservatory program, competed in the 2015 BCIF TKO tournament (where they were Finalists), and now have too much dirt on each other to part ways. Quick wit, snappy punch lines, and a heart-healthy helping of pop culture references - Not Oasis brings levity and general mischief to everyday life. Our monthly show ""Not Oasis Presents"" features a variety of talent from Toronto, and has quickly become one of the most well-loved shows in the city. ""Smart, funny, and almost too attractive for this business,"" are just some of the self-affirming mantras we chant in front of the mirror every morning to maintain our high energy and enthusiasm levels.
An explosive live theatre event that combines freestyle rap with high-energy improv comedy. You've never seen anything quite like it, and, since every show is unique, you never will again. Find out what all the hype is about because Notorious rhymes with comedy.
Only One Of Us Is Jewish are a Toronto-based sketch and improv comedy duo, featuring Cara Connors and Sabrina Friedman. Respectively, the performers have graced comedy stages across New York City, Chicago, Toronto and plenty of places in between. These two funny grrrls always deliver on an absurd, delightful, captivating (and at times musical) comedic experience. One American, one Canadian; one tall, one round; a goy and a Jew. Guaranteed loads of unkosher fun!
Orson Whales is a Second City Longform Alumni team that mashes up longform, absurdism and theatricality. The winners of Toothache (2015), the Whales base their sets loosely on the Harold with lots of room for weird tangents, interesting callbacks, and child detectives. Join us for an exciting journey through existential dread.
PANTSUIT combines the snark of Veep, the drama of Scandal, and all the walkin' and talkin' of The West Wing. We'll bring you into the world of high-stakes politics. BYOB: Bring Your Own Blazer
RN & Cawls
Jess & Vance
A night of great duo sets.
An improvised supernatural horror show, Past Dark pays tribute to cult classics of the 1980s such as Pet Sematary, Poltergeist, and The Thing.
Using the hit Netflix show Stranger Things as a jumping off point, Past Dark doubles back to embrace some of the show’s popular influences. In the vein of kids adventure films such as IT, E.T., and The Goonies, this improvised comedy draws its inspiration from the everyday fears of children (both real and imagined) and translates them into manifested supernatural forms.
"The Potential Boyfriends host a weekly comedy show in Chicago that is still going strong, even in our 6th year. Did we say strong? We meant dumb. Real Dumb. But in the best way.
We specialize in long-form improv which assumes the style of the Living Room, or a mono-scene, or wherever improving with reckless abandon takes us.
Individually, the Boyfriends can also be seen performing improv, sketch & stand-up at any of the Chicago staples; including Second City, iO Chicago, Annoyance, and many others. "
It's a POTLUCK and you’re invited! What are you going to bring? An appetizer, something with meat or perhaps a vegan dish (that’s thoughtful of you). POTLUCK is a group of improvisers who throw themselves out there and take a chance that whatever characters, situations or world they create will be great. Whatever you decide to bring we’re glad you can make it to POTLUCK!
We're from DC and we want to poll you for your opinions! Tell us what you think and we'll play with them on stage.
Natalie and Lisa perform a full narrative story, playing as many characters as possible.
Have you ever regretted what you've posted on the internet? Privacy is dead, and we're here to prove it! Public Domain is a fully improvised show inspired by the social media profile of a new improviser every night. The catch? No one in the cast knows who's been creeped! Join this mischievous group as they creep their way through the social media presence of one very brave individual.
Red Pill players is a performance based improv troupe that typically break the rules of reality and comedy tp bring you a hilarious show that goes down the rabbit hole while honoring the values of comedy and a love of southern comfort food and Oprah.
Two fierce ladies ready to step in and step-it-up whenever and wherever they get the call.
S&P perform cutting edge longform improv comedy in Toronto and have been featured in numerous comedy festivals across North America. S&P is composed of four of the hottest improvisers in Canada...and we don't mean our bodies. This tenacious foursome will give you an improv experience unlike any you’ve encountered before, so buckle up and enjoy the ride, this ain’t your daddy’s improv show – it’s a hurricane on crack.
The Second City Project pulls straight from the archives of the Second City to bring some of their best improv based audience participation scenes back to our stage. Watch out audience members!
Search History is a wildly hilarious show based on one brave audience member's search history and entirely made up on the spot. We see your weird questions, your medical inquiries, and your darkest secrets... and then we'll make you cry laughing about it.
Seven Ages is The Social Capital's official dramatic collective where the cast creates characters and situations that are grounded, relatable and full of heart.
Watch improv like its never been done before, where you are just as likely to cry as you are to laugh.
Seven Ages is Hana Holubec, Oliver Georgiou, Nora Boydell and Zohaib Khan. Between them, they have years of improv experience and have performed in festivals throughout North America.
Sex T-Rex unleashes their signature cinematic improv at BCIF!
Sneak attack is the audience's reflection of their own perception of love: real, bizarre, wonderful, expensive, delightful, gross, and painful. All explored in a fast paced character based montage.
This diverse improv team has more experience than you can shake a stick at! They've got a lawyer in a band, a tall thin East Coaster, an Australian lesbian, a vegan Jew, a 1/64 native man who used to work at a porn shop and three redheads. They'll let you figure out who's who. Between the six of them, they have performed all over the world from Canada to the Caribbean, including the Big City Improv Festival (Toronto), Toronto Improv Festival, Detroit Improv Festival, the Ottawa Improv Festival, the Cranston Cup (Australia), Hamilton Comedy Festival, and the Del Close Marathon.
Grab your Chapstick and come get Sneak Attacked.
Welcome to SODA School Of Dramatic Acting. Your training begins now. What is acting? Acting Is Reacting. There's not much more to it. If you're looking to be coddled SODA is not the school for you. Our elite acting coaches, Oliver Georgiou, Jess Grant, Lara Johnson, Isaac Kessler, Ted Hallett, and Canadian Comedy Award winner Ken Hall, are considered to be some the toughest in the World. Wear comfortable clothes but do not expect to be comfortable, and leave your bullshit and socks at the door; we don't need them where we're going.
Musical Director: Tom King"
10 musical theatre performers set out to create their own legendary musical. Will it turn into a Little Shop of Horrors? Will they Grease the audience? Will the sun come out tomorrow for this group? Audience suggestions help drive the creation of a never-seen-before-and-never-seen-again musical!
Soul Decision is made up of Kevin Vidal (CTV's Sunnyside) and Christian Smith (The Riot). Together, they're totally using an old pop groups name to their advantage! We do a bunch of mini plays that encompass questions we all have about our mortality & cool fun bits about love maybe! Something for the whole family
Peter and Eleanor are best friends and live together. They do improv together as well as The Friendship Club, which is named after their first apartment. Combining quiet, heartfelt moments with total silliness, they're here to make you laugh, cry, and (perhaps???) learn!
The Sufferettes are an improv duo from Toronto.
The Sufferettes are maybe theatre and maybe comedy.
Life is suffering.
Chakra Khan is a renegade team of improvisers. Thrown together by the universe as a Longform Grad team at The Second City Training Centre, CK is made up of the funk masters Cassie Barradas, Andrea Bushell, Nelu Handa, Arun Kirupananthan, Noemi Salamon, Mark Shyzer, Brie Watson, and Carly Watt.
A special Big City Improv Festival edition of Sunday Night Live with The Sketchersons.
Sunday Night Live is a weekly stage sketch show that plays at Comedy Bar and features the cast and production team known as The Sketchersons.
Modeled after Saturday Night Live, each week features all brand new sketches, a guest host, a musical guest, weekly news segment
SYNC is a mind-bending 60-minute improvised play in 2 acts, each of which shows the same time frame from two different perspectives.
Act 1 takes place in a single location (for example, a living room) for 30 minutes, and Act 2 takes place in an adjacent location (for example, a kitchen) during the same 30-minute time frame. Performed by an ensemble of some of Toronto's most celebrated improvisers, SYNC promises an evening of geometric entertainment (let's call it GeoProv) and the time-honored question: if you could re-live an experience, would it end the same way?
The Lobster Quandary, Magdalena Barys and Topher Martin, first met in a Second City Training Center improv class in 2012 in which their very first scene together involved rubbing animal feces on one another for the supposed health benefits. They've been performing together ever since. A high energy improv duo, who love to entertain each other as much as they love entertaining others.
See the truth....be the truth. Great improvised scenes are great stories because they mine the truth of the scene, the truth of the characters and the truth of their relationships. This is Ted & Lisa.
Jan Caruana and Rob Baker are awkward. Jan has never had a relationship last longer than 6 months and Rob was fired from an umbrella factory. They are a couple of train wrecks. But they are also hilarious. That Moment When explores two characters on the cusp of something big. It’s that flash of eye contact from across the room at a party. It’s shoulders bumping too hard on a crowded subway platform. It’s a pigeon landing on your sandwich. It’s a 60-Minute improv scene that strips the form down to the bare minimum.
Having worked together on the Canadian Comedy Award Winner, Show Stopping Number and Toronto Fringe Festival Patron’s Pick About An Hour, Jan and Rob are so pumped to be together again. They have brought their special brand of honest and brash improv to stages across the country and believe that improv can leave an audience changed...or at the very least, able to forget about the shitty TTC for an hour.
Voted one of the top Toronto podcasts by blogTO and Now Magazine, come see Mike, Raul, John and Sharjil take that format to BCIF! Watch as they take an audience suggested movie and turn it into a fully improvised radio-play! They'll ruin your favourite movie in the way only The Nice Guys can!
Director Carly Heffernan
"Have you ever wondered why the Wolf turned Big and Bad? Or what the Prince was like before he became Handsome? Or why the Old Lady decided to take up residence in a smelly old Sneaker?
Let the answers unfold before your very eyes as Twice Upon A Time presents: A Musical Prequel to your favourite Fairy Tale or Story. "
An all black improv duo that has a dialogue with the audience then breaks into scenes and back again while creating a narrative and addressing hard to address issues. The hope is that we all laugh and leave smarter. We hope.
Emily Opal Smith
W.W.F. is a group of funny ladies that aren't afraid to get a little wild. We take the stage by storm creating big characters and unusual circumstances, sprinkle on some wild physicality and perhaps even a little ditty or two. Boom! You've got a case of the Weird, Wacky, Fearless.
Four members of the award winning sketch group "Get Some" team up to perform shows for you, the audience, to attend at your convenience.
Cast coming soon.
Toronto's longest-running improv show continues to pack in audiences week after week for this fast, funny showdown pitting two teams of top-tier comedians against each other to vie for your love, laughs and votes. Join us for this special Big City Improv Festival edition of Bad Dog 's flagship show, packed with festival guests!
In WHAT IF?, a storyteller will see their alternate universe, right before their eyes and completely improvised in this new and exciting longform show.
Wheel of Improv is back for one very special performance at the Big City Improv festival. Put your name in the hat and you could win a chance to spin the wheel and improvise with the incredible cast onstage. Hosted by Natasha Boomer, this show is out of retirement for one night only and will feature Whose Line Is It Anway? star Colin Mochrie!
White Rhino Comedy is one of Canada's hottest improv troupes. Made up of improv studs & Canadian Comedy Award Winners, a White Rhino show features one hilarious moment after another. These top-notch comedians will go to any length to bring the house down!
YOUR KIDS are high energy, physical and playful, just like real kids except they're adults. Incorporating a suggestion inspired by the freedom of being a kid, the troupe uses montage and organic transitions to create scenes that can be both emotional and ludicrous, but always joyful.
Yas Kween Improv is collective of talented and funny women of colour. The group met through The Second City, and have performed for Bad Dog's Combustion festival and regularly at the monthly Yas Kween show. We are excited to be back at BCIF for our second year!
Zach & Viggo
Fresh off a SOLD OUT run at the Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning, Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo make their Canadian debut in Toronto at Comedy Bar!Critically-acclaimed, Gaulier-trained comedians Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn create one of this years must-see shows with Thunderflop. Through a series of surreal and free-flowing vignettes, this outrageously funny comedy duo takes you on an absurd trip through their wild imagination into the deepest darkest depths of stupidity!
Ze Jonas Brothers are the hilarious and weird combo of former Second City performers Marty Adams, Kerry Griffin and Kevin Matviw along with musical director Jordan Armstrong. They "sing", they "dance" and you will "laugh"!