Tag Archives: Edmonton improv comedy

Improvised Star Wars on the planet YEG, at the Grindstone

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Spring seat sale: I visited the planet YEG last night, a gritty post-apocalyptic landscape (and cantina) “far from everything that’s really happening.” Kanuck, cantina proprietor and aspirational Bounty Hunter in training, had evidently screwed up his … Continue reading

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Monday nite special: seductive looks, upward mobility in CAL-gry, as Die-Nasty soaps return

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Welcome to the archive of lingering glances and lip-quivering gazes: troubled, dreamy, steamy, wistful, reflective, yearning, sultry, moody, sultry-moody crossover. Yes, the new season of Die-Nasty — “Die-Nasty does Dynasty,” makes Edmonton’s award-winning live improvised weekly … Continue reading

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Oil money, glamour, seduction, betrayal … the new season of Die-Nasty starts Monday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s 1983. And world-class cities don’t come any world-classier than the one down the road. Yes, it’s in the gleaming cloud-capp’d towers of Calgary, that fabled Shangri-La of wealth and power and world classiness, oiled by, … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Big Bald Head unleashed on any play: a review of improv comedy at its most deluxe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Gordon’s Big Bald Head: The Play’s The Thing (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) There is a trio of performers at this Fringe who do something insanely difficult better than anyone else anywhere. Armed only with a Fringe … Continue reading

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Márquez meets Buster Keaton in Speechless, at Improvaganza

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Even by the globe-trotting, frontier-busting standards of the  international improv comedy world, Speechless is an unlikely creation. Two acrobatic circus-trained improvisers from Bogotá, Colombia and a female DJ from Winnipeg? Come on, the odds-against factor doesn’t … Continue reading

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