Improv and Comedy Shows

Our comedy shows quite simply rock. Our shows are held at China Cloud Studios (524 Main Street), with tickets ranging from $15-20 for the public and free for current students. To buy tickets, head to our Eventbrite.

Blind Tiger Comedy shows feature our faculty, members of founding BTC groups The Sunday Service and Hip.Bang!, as well as our very excellent students. Our show schedule features five main recurring shows – read more on each one below and see our full comedy show schedule a little below that.

Featured Comedy Shows

Treat Show Comedy

Treat Show is the weekend comedy fireworks you know you want—and in truth, desperately need. Each Saturday, nine exceptional improvisers (seven of them BTC faculty!) come together for two glorious comedy shows at 7:30 and 9:30 (no shows on long weekends). Tickets

 

The Sasha Ha-Ha Show

The Sasha Ha-Ha Show is an extra special stand up showcase hosted by BTC faculty Sasha Mark that features his funniest pals. Everyone from Saturday Night Live alums to up and coming voices in our community grab spots on this monthly showcase that is not to be missed! Tickets

 

The BTC House Teams

The Blind Tiger Comedy House Team program features three very funny improv teams throwing down improv formats of their own design that are equal parts daring and hilarious! The House Teams perform monthly on Thursday nights! Tickets

 

Improv Roulette

Hosted by Kevin Vidal and Terry Say, ‘Improv Roulette,’ is an unhinged jam show that turns the spotlight onto the audience and makes them the stars of the night. Come down and be part of the show at China Cloud, or just watch, it’s up to you! No experience necessary, the first Saturday of each month at 5pm! Tickets

 

Blind Tiger Comedy Student Showcases

Our students are funny. Shows are a central part of our training program, which is why almost every Wednesday we feature a mix of our improv, stand up and sketch programs. Every show includes a taster set from our pro faculty, and these showcases tend to sell out quickly. See the full schedule below! Tickets

Blind Tiger Comedy Show Schedule

Wednesday, February 28

7:00pm – Student showcase featuring Intro 1 (Devin, Sundays), Advanced Scenes 1 (Syd, Sundays), Long Form 1 (Syd), Long Form 3 (Taz)

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9:00pm – Student showcase featuring Stand Up 2 (Toddy, Sundays)

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Thursday, February 29

7:00pm – House Teams the best of BTC improv featuring Very Good, Ground Floor, and Cool Mint!

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Saturday, March 2

5:00pm – Improv Roulette: A jam show that turns the spotlight on the audience and makes them the stars of the night!

Buy tix (Pay-what-you-can tickets available!)

7:30pm – Treat Show Comedy: A very good improv comedy show made up of many BTC Faculty!

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9:30pm – Treat Show Comedy: A very good improv comedy show made up of many BTC Faculty!

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Wednesday, March 6

7:00pm – Student showcase featuring Intro 1 (Syd, West Van), Advanced Scenes 1 (Amy, Sundays), Long Form 2 (Allie), Sketch 1 (Kerri)

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Saturday, March 9

7:30pm – Treat Show Comedy: A very good improv comedy show made up of many BTC Faculty!

Buy tix (free for BTC students!)

9:30pm – Treat Show Comedy: A very good improv comedy show made up of many BTC Faculty!

Buy tix (free for BTC students!)

Wednesday, March 13

7:00pm – Student showcase featuring Stand Up 3 (Toddy, Mondays)!

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9:00pm – Student showcase featuring Stand Up 1 (Sasha, Mondays)!

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Thursday, March 14

7:00pm – House Teams the best of BTC improv featuring Very Good, Ground Floor, and Cool Mint!

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Saturday, March 16

7:30pm – Treat Show Comedy: A very good improv comedy show made up of many BTC Faculty!

Buy tix (free for BTC students!)

9:30pm – Treat Show Comedy: A very good improv comedy show made up of many BTC Faculty!

Buy tix (free for BTC students!)

Saturday, March 23

7:30pm – Treat Show Comedy: A very good improv comedy show made up of many BTC Faculty!

Buy tix (free for BTC students!)

9:30pm – Treat Show Comedy: A very good improv comedy show made up of many BTC Faculty!

Buy tix (free for BTC students!)

Wednesday, March 27

7:00pm – Student showcase featuring Intro 1 (Allie, Mondays), Intro 2 (Kevin, Sundays), UASG (Tom), Long Form 1 (Devin, Mondays)

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Thursday, March 28

7:00pm – House Teams the best of BTC improv featuring Very Good, Ground Floor, and Cool Mint!

Buy tix (free for BTC students!)

Past Shows

Cans Festival

On May 29, 2021, Blind Tiger Comedy and Steamworks Brewing proudly presented Cans Festival, which returned for a third year to celebrate distinguished, rushed comedy.

Here’s how Cans III works: 

Internet Voting – First, the internet (that’s you) picked a title and other creative prompts in unhinged online votes.

Shows in a Week – Second, four esteemed groups had exactly one week to write comedy shows based on those prompts. 

Opening & Closing Night – Third, on Saturday May 29, all four shows debuted, back to back to back to back! They were then reviewed on the spot by esteemed and also-rushed critics/comedians, and a number of fancy awards were handed out. 

THE LINEUP

Behold, a very good lineup of comedians. 

Cait Raft (Los Angeles)

Brunch Comedy (Vancouver)

Chris Wilson, Tom Hill and Sharjil Rasool (Toronto/Vancouver)

The Welcoming Committee (Vancouver)

Cans Festival was co-produced by Emma Wong and Tom Hill on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. We are grateful to be making silly jokes on this land.

The Welcoming Committee: Live!


Welcoming Committee Blind Tiger

A live sketch showcase from The Welcoming Committee – a sketch group assembled from some of the best comedians in the Blind Tiger Comedy system.

Fresh off their national debut at the Toronto Sketchfest, these folks brought the heat and hilarity for a half hour of straight laughs.
Think of this as a year-end project, if the school year lasted 3 months and all they did the whole time was skip class to riff jokes.

Bloc Tiger Comedy Fest

On March 26th and 27th, 2021 we brought you a brand new improv and sketch festival that melded self-directed study, sweet comedy showcases, jams, and a bumpin’ online party.


The Awards

Players of the Fest:

Annabelle Lin (@pairolights) Della Haddock (@della.haddock)

Teams of the Fest: 

Jenny From The Bloc (Alicja Mazur, Alex Moulton, Annabelle Lin, Colin Chung, Dan Chambers & Nadia Zimina) Hot Snack (Helen Camisa, Tiffany Anderson, Kirsten Wiltshire, Elana Mabrito, and Della Haddock)

Scenes of the Fest:

The Cockroach (White On Rice) 7/11 University (Grade 10 Comedy)

Lines of the Fest:

“You’ve definitely got a serious case of Hammer Thumbs” – Helen Camisa (Hot Snack) “I might not be the smartest turnip on the bus” Alex Moulton (Jenny From The Bloc)


The Teams

Hot Snack (Helen Camisa, Tiffany Anderson, Kirsten Wiltshire, Elana Mabrito, and Della Haddock) Hot Snack ComedyHot Snack Comedy is a diverse femme improv team composed of five comedians practicing and performing on the unceded territories of the S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam) Nations. Formed during early 2020, Hot Snack has found a way to stay connected, performing and laughing throughout the global pandemic by hosting monthly, live-streaming improv shows. As previous students of Blind Tiger Comedy, the team is thrilled to participate alongside fellow adaptive and dynamic comedians at Bloc Fest. They would like to thank their mentor and coach, Ryan Biel, for his ceaseless joy and motivation. Grade 10 Comedy (Alexandra Derderian, Connor Baker and Steve Ruggles) Grade 10 Comedy Grade 10 Comedy is a sketch group that brings you back to the old days, before you realized the worst was yet to come and everything WAS more fun. Unless you got bullied in high school, in which case you’re invited to be part of our fun trip back in time. Skip class and “hang out” in the band hallway with your old (new) pals Alex, Connor, and Steve! Don’t worry, the show has nothing to do with high school.

White On Rice (Alyssa Hirose & Chris Girard) Alyssa Hirose and Chris Girard were looking for ways to be more obnoxious as a duo, and improv comedy seemed like the right choice for a pair who met in high school drama club. They’re well known for their commitment to hilarious bits, most notably their relationship, which began eight years ago and is still an extremely funny ongoing joke. Alyssa started improvising at UBC in 2017, and since has performed locally and internationally on stages from Victoria to Chicago. She is a cast member of Fistful of Kicks, your friendly local all-Asian improv troupe. She also draws a comic every day (@hialyssacomics on Instagram)! Chris took Intro 1 last year and is excited to be the first straight white male on a comedy stage. Double Awkwardness (Chris Wang & Erin Offer) Two people who’ve never met in real life have awkwardly found trust on the internet. Double Awkwardness is Chris Wang and Erin Offer exploring identity, belonging, and what it means to be a decent human, with humour, honesty and, of course, awkwardness. They are both settlers living and working on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Erin, a queer mixed-race settler, was born and raised on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo Nations. Erin is a comedy loving social worker who uses stand-up and improv to express her confusion and hopefulness about most things Chris, is a Taiwanese-Canadian settler. He can be seen struggling with his dependence on self-deprecating humour while performing stand-up, sketch,and improv. You can talk to him about Star Trek, he would appreciate any external positive validation you can sincerely provide.

Sonny With A Chance Of Cher Sonny With A Chance of Cher

(Caitlin Holm, Nancy Zenger, Sahara Bayley, Stephen T. Holmes, Michael Thomas,
Deb Sears, Hussain Dhanani, Charlise Heen)

The eight members of Sonny with a Chance of Cher met while taking improv classes at Blind Tiger and got along so well that they formed a bloc team, even though they’ve never met outside of Zoom. Outside of improv they work in the entertainment industry, business administration, court reporting, and running Eckhart Tolle’s Tik Tok. They enjoy crying about Princess Diana, marveling in awe at the LEGO Death Star, and incorrectly guessing each other’s heights, number of tattoos, and favourite colours.     Jenny From The Bloc Jenny From the Bloc

Don’t be fooled by the jokes that they’ve got! They’re still (they’re still) very new at this. Jenny from the Bloc was formed after a particularly great Intro 1 class with Blind Tiger Comedy. Join Alicja, Alex, Annabelle, Colin, Dan & Nadia for some fun, sketchy times. You could almost say they’re the new kids on the bloc. But that would be bad branding.

The Premise

Bloc teams have been a ubiquitous presence at Blind Tiger Comedy for years. They consist of two or more improvisors, a coach, and a whole lot of pluck, drive, and funny. You might have seen them at showcases, watched them on our livestreams, or mistaken them for a Quebecois political party. Bloc Teams are: groups improvisors or sketch comedians who want to work together with the benefit of guidance and coaching. You can read more about them here! No matter their size or comedic inclinations, Bloc Teams are always a heck of a lot of fun, so we created a festival to feature them! During the fest, we’ll have showcases, jam shows, awards and an afterparty (the latter two exclusively for participants). Come watch great comedy at the Bloc Tiger Comedy Fest!