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“More of an Improvization Workshop than a Show”

Vancouver TheatreSports League
Ranked #1 of 103 Nightlife in Vancouver
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Owner description: Vancouver TheatreSports League is a pillar of the Vancouver performing arts scene and a worldwide phenomenon, producing and staging some of the most daring and innovative improv in the world.
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I've been to improvisation shows in different cities and was really looking forward to this one. The cast was enthusiastic in their quest to entertain the audience, who had a good time overall. What made it less than a great show was the fact that the cast never had the opportunity to develop a scene to any extent. There was a frantic changing of roles and lines, so that one could only really get a laugh out of a specific comment made by a cast member, rather than the humor in a scene or situation. It felt more like a workshop in how to do improvisation than a comedy show itself.

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We got tickets for the opening night of 'oh Canada'. For a show focusing on how other cultures view Canada, you did need a lot of local knowledge to get some of the jokes. We had a good time though and would definitely recommend to comedy fans

1  Thank Eric-from-the-Hague
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Vancouver Theatresports is a great place for a couple of hours of laughs.

We visited on a Friday evening after a long day of playing tourists around Vancouver. Even though it was a long day (and we were still working on a 3 hour time difference), we had a great time.

Theatresports does both themed improv comedy shows and "normal" improv shows. We saw Western World, a take-off of HBO's Westworld. The first half was mostly based on the theme, while the second half of the show was a more open version.

There's a pretty large cast (10-12 folks), and they did a great job.

Adult tickets are around $23 (CAD), and the show is definitely worth the price.

If we were back in the area, we would love to go back, but would probably try one of the non-themed Theatresports shows.

They have limited drinks available.

Parking can be tough to find, so you would probably be better off trying to go via transit.

1  Thank Boscaverde86
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Improvisational theatre at its best. You'll laugh so hard your gut will hurt and tears will flow. Great value for comedy with an aerobic side splitting workout.

Thank SabineK1
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Took us a while to do a write up for VTSL! This is the funnest place to be in Vancouver. We were happy to attend the Christmas Queen 3, a hilarious rendition of the Bachelor/Bachelorette with the Christmas Touch. Every time we've been to Theatre Sports, every time we've come out with sore stomachs (due to so much laughter). Each of the performers are quick witted and each have amazing stage presence. The venue, the friendly staff, and bartenders, all run consistent to the entertainment; Pure downright Fun. We will of course be back!

1  Thank RussK22
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