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November 2018

Stand Up Level 1 – With Katie-Ellen Humphries

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Instant Studios, 529 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$149

4 Thursdays - 6pm to 8pm - November 15th to December 6th | Final SHOW - December 10th Would you like to learn stand-up comedy from one of the best? Katie-Ellen Humphries will show you the ropes of this exciting style of comedy. Whatever your individual goals are in stand-up, students of all levels will receive guidance in developing at least 5 minutes of material, along with assistance on stage presence, networking, and finding your comedic “voice.” There are no…

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Shakespeare After Dark: The Bard Improvised and Twisted

November 17 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 22, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Shakespeare After Dark is the highbrow fusion of Shakespeare served with a side of improvisational mischief. In the first half, you'll witness a scene from the Bard utterly monkey-wrenched by an utterly punch-drunk cast member leaving the rest of the cast to improvise around them. Then, stick around for the second half where the cast lays the booze aside to serve a straight up Shakespearean tragedy – based on your suggestions. With a genuinely drunken professional actor volunteering every night,…

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Improv Level 1: Scenework

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2018 at 12:00pm

Instant Studios, 529 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$159

Class Description: Our Level 1 class is a fun first step into improv for people with some improv experience . Discovering the secrets of offers and agreement, Improv Level 1: Exploring Improv teaches students of all backgrounds and skill levels how to tell stories off the top of your head, work with other improvisers to make those stories together, and have fun with some classic improv games. Prerequisites: Some drop-in or an intro classes taken is preferred. But anyone with…

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East Van Improv League (EVIL)

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! Ignite the rivalry each and…

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Speed Date: Exciting, Fast, and Surprising Duos

November 18 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 23, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

This is duo improv with a twist! Not only will every night feature improvisers teaming up randomly, potentially for the first time, but one improvisor will pair with an audience volunteer to create a duo where anything can happen. Will we see chemistry? Will sparks fly? The only way to find out is checking out this wild show! Join us at Havana Vancouver before the show for Cuban food and drinks by reserving a table at www.havanavancouver.com. We recommend booking…

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Father Time’s Timeless Comedy Time

November 24 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 30, 2018

One event on September 29, 2018 at 10:30pm

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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Join Father Time as he brings a different guest star from the past, present, or future to judge a sketch comedy competition for the ages. Each week features three teams who have only three days to come up with 15 minutes of comedy for your viewing pleasure,  and also getting eternal life or something. Each week a different show, only $10 at the Havana Theatre! Join us at Havana Vancouver before the show for Cuban food and drinks by reserving…

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Actor’s Nightmare: Half Scripted, Half Improv, All Comedy

November 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Every actor has a nightmare where they find themselves on stage without knowing any of their lines, or even having read the script! The Actor's Nightmare brings this to life, pairing a guest actor who has completely memorized their lines from a play—and will stick to those lines no matter what—with an improviser who not only hasn’t memorized any lines, but will have no idea what play they’re even in. Six actor/improviser pairings. Six wild and crazy mashed up scenes…

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December 2018

Sketch Comedy Workshop with Kevin McDonald

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$250

Join sketch comedy legend Kevin McDonald for a weekend of learning and comedy. This class is a 2 day workshop from 10:00 - 6:00 on Saturday Dec 1st and Sunday Dec 2nd with a show at the Havana Theatre at 7:30 Sunday night. Start the day with talking about the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing, then learn the old Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv. We follow that by playing warm up games…

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Off Key: The Improvised Musical

December 1 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

We bring the music. You bring the noise. Off Key performs original musicals based on audience suggestions. The catch? The script, lyrics, and music are all improvised on the spot. When music starts to play, anything can happen: a touching love song, a wild dance number, or a high-wire rap battle. Every show is completely different, so come inspire the players and musicians… and witness the opening (and closing) night of a brand new musical! Join us at Havana Vancouver…

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Intro to Improv

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on January 13, 2019 at 12:00pm

Instant Studios, 529 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X6 Canada
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$79

Intro to Improvisation Class Low pressure and high in fun, the Intro to Improvisation class is a great sampler for people curious about improv or a nice refresher to people who have been out of the improv world for a while. This class will allow you to learn the improvisational skills of Play, Spontaneity, Character and Story.   Prerequisites: No experience necessary!Objectives: Introducing the building blocks of improv in a fun, light, and friendly way. Students will gain a sense…

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Kevin McDonald and Friends

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$25

Join Kid in the Hall and veteran comedian Kevin McDonald for a hilarious evening of stand up and sketch comedy with him and his students. Kevin himself will craft a half hour stand up set before your eyes, and then he will unleash the comedic work of his students, who have spent the weekend crafting excellent sketches from Kevin's workshop. Don't wait, get your tickets today!

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Spotlight: The Best in Long-form Improv

December 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 14, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Every month, Spotlight features an ensemble from the cast of Instant Theatre performing long form improv comedy, shining a light on our cast, our art form, and a bunch of really funny scenes. Also featuring some of the best groups from outside Instant Theatre! If you want to see what long form improv is all about, this is your show.

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Best of Kevin McDonald

December 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$25

I know what you're thinking, how can we narrow down the Best of Kevin McDonald? Come see the creme de la comedy creme with some of Instant Theatre's top comedians and featuring sketches picked by Kevin McDonald, and starring the man himself. The culmination of the Kevin McDonald weekend is here, and you won't want to miss it.

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Fistful of Kicks: Anime Edition!

December 8 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 22, 2018

One event on October 21, 2018 at 9:00pm

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Fistful of Kicks : Epic Anime Improv Sharpen your Zanpakutos, strap into your Gundam suits, and prepare your most stylish, gravity and physics-defying hair because Fistful of Kicks is back with a brand-new ANIME improv comedy show! Featuring some of Vancouver's finest Asian-Canadian performers, this one-of-a-kind show draws inspiration from all of your favourite anime series and infuses them with awesome improvised storytelling and amazing stage combat. We'll create epic adventures, encounter wild and weird characters, and most importantly, we'll…

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Clue-Less: The Improvised Murder Mystery!

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 22, 2018 at 8:00am

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$12

Mrs.Peacock in the pantry with poison. Mr.Black in the Billiards room with a blunderbuss. Miss Scarlett in the scullery with a scalpel. Six suspects. Seven rooms. Eight weapons. No Clue. Help us solve a murder and catch the perpatrator...it could be you. But probably it will be someone on stage. Clue-less is an improvised murder mystery based on the board game and movie Clue. Expect zany, over the top characters that are trying to find out who murdered one of…

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