August 05, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Vancouver, Theatre & Performing Arts
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My husband, 16 year old daughter and I are big fans of improv and had heard about TheatreSports “Laugh It Off" at the New Revue Stage on Granville Island. We’d wanted to check it out for some time so decided to make a night of it after a family reunion dinner at Sandbar Restaurant. They had a lot to live up to since we’re fans of “Whose Line is it Anyways”, but it definitely met the mark. We were extremely impressed and the talent was comparable to that of the tv show. In fact, it almost seemed that it was scripted, but of course that wasn’t the case. They involved the audience in coming up with ideas for the skits which made it even more fun. I’m in awe of these guys (and gals) for being able to think on their feet and come up with great lines and ideas so quick. I don’t know how they do it, but it’s impressive and certainly entertaining.
The show was reasonably priced and tickets could be purchased at the door. I was surprised that there were a number of empty seats. The theatre is licensed so you can enjoy a glass of wine while watching the show. Shows are normally Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30 pm, but they also have other similar improv performances to choose from. We’ll definitely be going again.