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Colin Mochrie
Independent, Toronto

Colin Mochrie has been a mainstay of the Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival since he made his first appearance in 2010. It was the first time he’d set foot on a Calgary stage in over 20 years! Know best for his work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin has been delighting audiences with his charm, wit and humble attitude towards comedy for decades. He first started improvising with the Vancouver Theatresports ™ League.

He later trained at The Second City in Toronto and has since performed on almost every major comedy stage in North America. He has described his time at the Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival as some of the most joyful shows he has ever performed. Get your tickets soon to see this Canadian comedic treasure. They will go fast.

Find out more about Colin at www.colinmochrie.com

See Colin Mochrie at the 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival in:

 

Show Date & Time Tickets

Improv Guild 10th Anniversary Show
with Colin Mochrie:A Very Funny Fundraiser

Saturday, Sept. 28 @ 8:00pm Sold Out
Colin Mochrie Live! Sunday, Sept. 29 @ 7:30pm Buy Tickets!

 


 

Bassprov
Group, Chicago

Bassprov, featuring legendary improvisers and teachers Joe Bill and Mark Sutton, is a two-person longform improvisational comedy show comprised of two Characters: Donny Weaver (Sutton) and Earl Hinkle (Bill). On occasion , the duo are accompanied by a special guest performer playing either a Character from (fictitious) Manmore County or a "Cousin"

Donny and Earl (and their guest), sit in a 'boat' on stage, are fishing, drinking beer, and improvising stories based on several audience suggestions. They set up the audience with "good old boy" characters and then blow them away with intelligent debate, and often poignant insight into life in modern times.

Currently based out of Chicago, Bassprov has been performed in Theaters and Festivals all over the US and Canada.

Find out more about Bassprov at www.facebook.com/BASSPROV

See Bassprov at the 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival in:

 

Show Date & Time Tickets
Bassprov Chicago Friday, Sept. 20 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!
Comedy Cave-in Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 8:00pm Sold Out

 


 

Patti Stiles
Independent, Melbourne

Patti Stiles’ personal motto says it all: “Inspire!” Informed by a deep, intelligent and perceptive understanding of her subject, Patti leads and teaches from the heart. In demand worldwide as an improvisation performer and teacher, she ignites a spark of enthusiasm and joy in students, fellow performers and audiences wherever she appears.

Patti is an actor, improviser, director, instructor and playwright who has been working professionally in theatre since 1983. She served her theatre apprenticeship at the Loose Moose Theatre with Keith Johnstone. Since then, she has travelled the world performing and teaching improvisation. She currently resides and performs in Melbourne, Australia. She has directed Woman in Improv every year at the festival and we are thrilled to have her back.

Find out more about Patti at pattistiles.com/

See Patti Stiles at the 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival in:

 

Show Date & Time Tickets
Women in Improv Thursday, Sept. 19 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!
Comedy Cave-in Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 8:00pm Sold Out
Colin Mochrie Live! Sunday, Sept. 29 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!

 


 

SAK
Group, Orlando

SAK Comedy Lab has been performing and teaching improv for over 30 years. Their performers come from a wide range of professional performance experience and their alumni have gone on to Hollywood, Broadway, Las Vegas and the Supreme Court. (Just kidding about Las Vegas). SAK has been helping people participate in the joy of improv longer and better than anyone in the southeastern United States. Friend of the Improv Guild and SAK member Chase Padgett (6 Guitars) will be the musical director of the 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival!

Find out more about SAK at www.sak.com

See SAK at the 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival in:

 

Show Date & Time Tickets
Freakin' Funny Florida Friday, Sept. 20 @ 10:30pm Buy Tickets!
International Jam Saturday, Sept. 21 @ 10:30pm Buy Tickets!
Comedy Cave-in Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 8:00pm Sold Out
The Sound of Improv Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!

 

Vancouver Theatresports™ League
Group, Vancouver

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) began in 1980 and is now a local institution and a worldwide phenomenon - producing and staging some of the most daring and innovative improv in the world. Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s brand of improvisation is a highly theatrical fusion of the dramatic elements of comedy and tragedy coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport. The fast paced funny never stops with these festival favourites.

Find out more about VTSL at www.vtsl.com

See VTSL at the 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival in:

 

Show Date & Time Tickets
Rocky Mountain Mashup Thursday, Sept. 26 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!
West Coast Laughter Friday, Sept. 27 @ 8:00pm Sold Out


 

Dirty Laundry
Group, Calgary

Dirty Laundry presents weekly episodes of a long-form plot that runs all season long. Each episode is a two hour performance of improvised comedy that stands on its own. Everything that happens on stage is made up on the spot.

Find out more about Dirty Laundry at www.dirtylaundrycalgary.com

See Dirty Laundry at the 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival in:

 

Show Date & Time Tickets
Dirty Laundry: Season 14 Premiere Monday, Sept. 23 @ 7:30pm Buy Tickets!
Anesthesia's Antique Road Show Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 7:30pm Buy Tickets!


 

Improv Guild
Host Group, Calgary

The Improv Guild was formed in the summer of 2003. Four improv artists created an actor’s co-operative whose mission was to create theatrical works using improvisation as both a performance and rehearsal tool. Their goal is to make Calgary, Alberta the hub of improvisational theatre, where improv actors can practice their art and grow the art form through co-operative projects with local and international companies and artists. Sometime, they remove their pants onstage.

This year we are proud to celebrate our tenth anniversary of our company. It’s been a funny, funny decade! Since 2008 the Improv guild has hosted the Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival and watched with joy as the event gets better each and every year. Thanks Calgary for making the event such a success!

Find out more about The Improv Guild at www.improvguild.com

See The Improv Guild at the 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival in:

 

Show Date & Time Tickets
Local 2405 Uno Wednesday, Sept. 18 @ 8:00pm Sold Out
Women in Improv Thursday, Sept. 19 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!
Improvised Hamlet: Making Tradgedy Fun Saturday, Sept. 21 @ 8:00pm Sold Out
International Jam Saturday, Sept. 21 @ 10:30pm Buy Tickets!
Comedy Cave-in Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 8:00pm Sold Out
The Sound of Improv Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!
Local 2405 Dos Wednesday, Sept. 25 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!
Rocky Mountain Mashup Thursday, Sept. 26 @ 8:00pm Buy Tickets!
Improv Guild 10th Anniversary Show
with Colin Mochrie: A Very Funny Fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 28 @ 8:00pm Sold Out
Colin Mochrie Live! Sunday, Sept. 29 @ 7:30pm Buy Tickets!