Tue, Oct 17th 8PM at Wee Johnny’s

The Big Stupid Improv Show

This is the traditional FREE opening show to the Winnipeg IF... Improv Festival. We offer you up a sampler of what you can expect at the festival. And we do it as the Fringe hit show "The Big Stupid Improv Show" which is an improv jam show that has been running in Winnipeg since 1999! Tuesday, Oct 17th 8PM Wee Johnny's 177 McDermot Ave (basement) Facebook Event LINK

Thu, Oct 19th 8PM at the GSAC

The Sketch Comedy Night

Sketch Comedy in an Improv Festival!?  For one night only we let the performers plan the show ahead of time.  Sketch comedy has roots in improvisation so we let it slide… but just for this one hilarious show.  Local sketch heroes HUNKS and President Bear will perform alongside the DEBUT of the festival’s first all-women sketch ensemble. Hosted by Stephen & Caity. The future is funny.

The festival Sketch Ensemble was created and assembled for the Winnipeg if... Improv Festival by Caity Curtis. The ensemble includes:

Ashley Burdett, Jessina Cheffins, Sarah Jane Martin, Angie St. Mars, Taylor Owens, Cathy Herbert with addition creation from Dana Smith.

Plus special guest appearances by: Megan Gray (Magnet Theater, NYC), Lauren Cochrane (Bucko), and Stepheny Hunter (Halifax).

  Thursday, Oct 19th 8PM Gas Station Arts Centre 445 River Ave Ticket LINK Facebook Event LINK

Friday, Oct 20th 10:30PM at the GSAC

Werewolf

The show is inspired by the game “Werewolf”. The ensemble will be working with a Game Studies expert (Ryan Clement) on different theories about game play and narrative. That all sounds pretty academic… it’s also an improv show where there are werewolves who try and eat villagers.

The game of Werewolf is a wildly popular social game involving psychology and body language. Here is a link to information about the game (it is also known as Mafia) Friday, Oct 20th 10:30PM Gas Station Arts Centre 445 River Ave Ticket LINK

Sat, Oct 21st 8PM at the GSAC

Words To Live By

Guest storyteller Dr Joel Carter is an MD who specializes in palliative care. After his inspiring talk at TEDxWinnipeg the connection was clear… storytelling has healing properties. Don’t just take our word for it, listen to Dr Joel’s compelling tales as he brings the ER to the stage.

This show features opening showcase from Winnipeg’s Bucko and also a set from  our Local Ensemble.

  Saturday, Oct 21st 8PM Gas Station Arts Centre 445 River Ave Ticket LINK