The Improv Centre (TIC) on Granville Island brings laughter to the Vancouver winter festival season as it present its inaugural improv comedy festival, THE HEAT – An International Improv Comedy Showcase, from January 23 to January 27.
THE HEAT is an exciting new comedy festival hosted by TIC that brings improv troupes from around the world to perform for Vancouver audiences. The talented teams of improvisors include Degrees of Error (Bristol, England), SPIT Manila (Manila, Philippines), Dad’s Garage (Atlanta, Georgia), Glass Clown (Los Angeles, California), and RN&Cawls (Toronto, Canada).
The improv troupes will perform nightly alongside performers from TIC’s ensemble in shows that will heat up your winter! Each show will include short form games, an international showcase of a visiting troupe’s unique style of improv, and an “all-play”. Teams will continue to mix and mingle throughout the week until closing night’s LOL-apalooza!
TIC’s Artistic Director Jalen Saip says, “We are thrilled to be able to engage with the worldwide improv community by hosting THE HEAT, where we can broaden our understanding of improv styles and learn from our friends and colleagues from theatres around the globe. It is always such a joy to perform with new people, and with so many fantastic improvisors joining us from around the world, our audiences and the TIC ensemble are in for a big treat!”
Celebrating a myriad of talent from across the globe, this 5-day festival features nightly improv shows as well as a free international version of TIC’s “Community Jam” on Saturday, January 27 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm .
THE HEAT – An International Improv Comedy Showcase, from January 23 to January 27, 2024 at The Improv Centre 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island. Tickets start at $15.00 and are available online at theimprovcentre.ca, by phone at 604.738.7013, or in person at the TIC Box Office