A Whistler improv comedy throwdown!
January 25 | The Arts Centre
Opening: The McQuaid Trio | 7:15pm
Vancouver TheatreSports League: 8pm
Tickets $15 / $20 at the door | 10% off for Arts Whistler Members
Improv comedy at its finest! A BC institution, Vancouver TheatreSports has been putting on hilarious improv performances all over BC, Canada and the world for over three decades. Customized and interactive, audiences enjoy a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, created by Vancouver TheatreSports’ Mainstage players.
Witty, fast-paced and always memorable – each performance is as unique as its audience.
It’s a throwdown with Vancouver TheatreSports. Come watch a night of improv comedy as the Mainstage players put on the Whistler version of their hit game show (think Family Feud with an improv twist)! Everyone gets involved, delivering a night of hilarious laughter and entertainment. Watch as these two teams of loony locals battle it out for the improv bragging rights:
Her daytime gig is to help elevate businesses as the Manager of Member Relations at the Whistler Chamber, outside of that she is known as one of the authorities on funny in Whistler. From her stand up comedy performances, the comedy shows she produces through her company Headwound Productions and her numerous acting performances; laughter follows her everywhere. A five year old once told her she was the funniest person in the world…..so it must be true.
Louise Robinson has degrees in Education and Creative Industries (Drama) which led to her becoming a drama teacher in her native Australia, as well as developing drama education programs. After coming down with Aussie Migratory Syndrome, Louise found that a possible cure involved following the traditional migratory route to Whistler. Once here, she dove into acting, including TV and movies then Canada to let her stay.
Jonny Fleet is a disciple of the Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre, Jonny moved to whistler back in 2006 all the way from (that’s right, you guessed it) Halifax! A filmmaker, actor, singer, and local sex pot, Jonny is stoked to be part of this production and looks forward to smashing everyone with glorious laughs.
Yes, and…..When he is not trying to eat and drink his way across North America while pimping his software, Quinny likes to break from the real world and hang with his Theatre peeps. He was a logger who actually cut down trees, so he fells he owes it to Monty Python to wear high hear, suspenders and a bra. Previous to serving as an elected official during the 2010 Olympics, he had spent most of his time on the Maury Young Arts Centre stage in various iterations of women’s and/ or shockingly skimpy mens clothing. “Dude looks like a lady” stills sends some former audience members screaming into the night.
Kevin “Big Kev” Mikkelsen
Originally from the centre of the universe, Big “Rockin'” Kev left T.O. in ’92 to study ski-bumming in Banff. Moving to Whistler in ’05 to work on his masters thesis, “Ski-Bumming Versus The Real World”, while occasionally performing comedic sketches, improv and stand-up on various stages around Whistler. He’s never met a beer or whiskey he hasn’t enjoyed. As per usual, he’s onstage again because a pretty girl asked him to!
Brandon Smith has been on the scene and on the stage for a number of years within Whistlers improv community. From writing to acting and stand-up in between, he has been there to do that. He shaves regularly and showers occasionally. Brandon’s favorite color is green.
Angie Nolan is what is known in these parts as a rare BC girl. A trained thespian and filmmaker, she got her start in TV and film as a teenager when she landed a production assistant job on the long running CBC hit The Beachcombers. 10 years later she woke up from assistant director haze to realize that her creative soul was slowly dying so she decided to write, direct and act in a number of her own film and theatre projects instead – some of them are even kind of good. These days Angie is still creating and is a highly active member in Whistler’s growing theatre/film arts community. For the past 14 years her main job for money has been at the Whistler Film Festival where she currently disguises herself as the Director of Industry Programming.
Hailing from the eastern shores of Canada, Adam Snow (in direct refusal of becoming an adult) found himself in Whistler. He realized the only true skill he had developed up to that point in life, was a deep love of the theatrical arts. It was only natural then, that he found himself frolicking on stage and film with all the Sea to Sky thespians. He has since developed another skill… sliding downhill fast on ice!
Opening Band: The McQuaid Trio
The McQuaid Trio is a collaboration of local Whistler Artists, Marcus Ramsey, Radim Koppitz and Kurt McQuaid. The three cover a wide range of classic and modern hits and have been known to get the party going with their high energy and tight harmonies.
Accommodation provided by Tantalus Lodge.