Monday, January 23, 2006

The Impromaniacs light the torch!

VICTORIA – The Impromaniacs, Victoria’s premiere improvisational theatre company, are lighting their own torch.

On Thursday, February 9, 2006, they will be performing “The Games”: two teams of improvisers will put their best scenes forward. After each round, the audience vote on their favourite scene and our judge keeps a tally of the votes. At the end there is a play-off for the top spot!

“If this is anything like battling traffic on my way to work in the morning, it should be a breeze – vrrrroooom!” comments Chris Gabel, an avid cyclist and film maker.

The Victoria Event Centre will be the coliseum for this Olympic-style event as our “athletes” improvise their way to the finish.

“While there is a competitive aspect to this event, we like to stress that teamwork is paramount” observed Morgan Cranny. “The only ‘drug’ we’ll be testing for is laughter – and that’s no joke!”

Showtime will be 8:00 pm at the Victoria Event Centre (right across from the A-Channel on Broad Street). Tickets will be $10, and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door. They also can be purchased at Lyle’s Place (770 Yates St.) And our regular special is in effect: if you buy your tickets in advance – we’ll give you 3 bucks off!

What: Impromaniacs present The Games
Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street (2nd floor) across from the A-Channel
When: Thursday, February 9, 2006 @ 8:00 pm
How much: $10/ $8 for students/seniors.
Tickets available at: Lyle’s Place – 770 Yates Street

For more information contact Media Liaison Steve May,, 388 3658 or visit our web site at


The Impromaniacs are a registered non-profit society, and have been providing entertainment to Victoria and the world since 1989.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Candid Shots from Cage-Match

Briana and Jonathan 'texting' each other - the 'modern' Blackberry - Team 'Whatever'
...and thanks to Alan Thurston of we have a number of memorably shots from Cage-Match! I don't have enough space to show them all, so I've picked a few for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Team Fervour taking it to the next level
...Neil and Kjell have a couch discussion...
Neil peeping over the couch - Kjell on top of things

You can see a complete set of these picture at the Victoria Event Centre's gallery! The "VEC" (as we fondly refer to it) is located at 1415 Broad Street, right across from the A-Channel.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Shameless Plug?

Shameless yes, but not all my doing! The following was plucked directly from my inbox, sent to me by a reader of this blog:

"If you can… try and fill out Monday's M Awards… be shameless and nominate your favorite comedy (improv) company! Or better yet, your favorite festival? (not quite annual… but heck!)"

... and a "heck" of an idea it is. Help get the word out and Victoria could be entertained for centuries to come.