Friday, August 19, 2005

Canadian Content By Lezah

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For some of you, Canadian content means one thing: a bunch of lame CBC-type productions that are forced on you by the powers that be at the CRTC. But I’m about to tell you about a different type of Canadian content – that’s Canadian Content, improv-style.

Yup, for all you improv lovers out there, there’s a great new show opening as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, starting Saturday, September 10 and running through to September 17. It’s called Canadian Content and as this show promises: “It’s about time ‘Canadian Content’ meant something good!”

This show is put on by the Canadian Comedy Award Nominees Urban Improv, and stars such notables as Ian Boothby (writer for ‘The Simpsons’ comics), Tober Berner, Chris Casillan, Nathan Clark, Penelope Corrin, Diana Frances, and Drew McCreadie. Many of the cast were involved in the roll-in-the-aisles funny Sword Play last year. And if you missed that…well, shame on you!

With tickets a mere $8 at the door - $10 in advance - this show is a must see. It’s playing at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island (1412 Cartwright Street). For more information, go to or read Urban Improv’s amusing blog at There, you’ll find their Reviewer Helper, which contains two pre-written reviews – one good, one bad – of a show that has yet to be performed – well worth a quick boo.

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