Improv in the Summertime

With summer in Winnipeg comes the hot hot heat. No it isn't just a time for escape to the cabin or the beach. No it's not just a time of fighting mosquitoes and other pests. No it's not just a time to remember that it isn't winter. It is also a time of great improv and comedy. Live shows are not only a winter sport.

So what shows? What shows do I absolutely need to take in? What do I do? Tell me!!!

The FRINGE happens in Winnipeg and it is arguable, nay, nobody in their right mind would argue against the fact that the Winnipeg FRINGE Festival is the best of the Fringes in Canada. Hundreds of performers put up hundreds of shows. The downtown of Winnipeg appears to have the signs of an actual thriving city. Comedy and improv and various other performance styles are celebrated. Thousands of humans laugh and all is better in the world.

The FRINGE preview show
Tuesday, June 28th
The King's Head Pub

Stephen & Caity host this FRINGE preview show as part of the Comedy Knights show series at the King's Head and it is the last show before the series takes a summer break. See over a dozen upcoming acts as they give you a tease and sample of their upcoming Fringe shows.

Facebook Event Link

What the Winnipeg Fringe Festival? What fringe shows should you really be getting excited about? Is the Fringe happening in Winnipeg July 13th - 24th?

Winnipeg Fringe Website LINK!

Every night at the King's Head at 8:45pm

CRUMBS returns with the already sold-out run of already hilarious shows. It's crazy, the tickets aren't even on sale yet and they're sold out. It's ridiculous, the show hasn't even been created yet and it's already hilarious. A fully improvised show scored by DJ Hunnicutt and created by the power of imagination. All in the comfort of the King's Head Pub. Get your tickets early, because as we've already mentioned, they're already sold out.

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CRUMBS Facebook event LINK

The Big Stupid Improv Show
Asper Centre for Theatre (at the U of W)

The Big Stupid Improv Show returns in all it's Big and Stupid improv glory. This is the now legendary improv jam show that gathers improvisers, comedians, and fringe performers and throws them onstage together. The show has been running at the Fringe since 1999. Who will you see this year? What will you see this year?

July 13 6:30pm

July 15 1pm

July 17 2:45pm

July 19 4pm

July 21 10:15pm

July 23 12 noon

July 24 7:30pm

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Big Stupid Improv Facebook Event Link

Comedy Isn't Funny Anymore
Onstage at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre

Stephen & Caity are putting together another show after last year's success with "What Could Go Wrong?". This show looks at comedy, maybe looks a little too closely at comedy. What has happened to all the comedy? Comedy used to be so... funny. When did it turn on us? Let's hope that we can make comedy funny again.

july 14 11:30pm

july 16 3pm

july 17 5:45pm

july 19 1:45pm

july 20 7pm

july 22 12 noon

july 23 5pm

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Are there more shows to see at the FRINGE? You bet. In fact, you should go see them all!

Next Act 2016 is coming to Winnipeg, Manitoba! 
From August 2 – 6 improvisers from all over Canada will be joining the Next Act ensemble for 5 days and 5 nights of intense improv training and performances.

Winnipeg is known internationally for its unique style of long form improv. The Next Act Ensemble can expect to be challenged and charmed by the ‘Prairie Style’ improv experience. The Ensemble will be directed by Winnipeg improv legends, Aaron Merke (BUCKO), Stephen Sim (CRUMBS) and Caity Curtis.
Next Act is an improv festival for improvisers aged 18-24. 
Workshops begin at 10 am on Tuesday, August 2nd and the 
final performance is on the night of Saturday, August 6th.

Email Caity at with any questions!
Registration is $299 and includes:
  • 5 days of workshops with master instructors
  • a minimum of 3 performances
  • free entrance to local shows
  • an exciting line up of sweet social activities