Shows

2018-19 Season

Our Fall lineup is now live! From made-up Musicals to off-the-cuff Shakespearean sonnets, experience a truly unique show every time.

Friday October 19, 8:00 PM-9:15 PM

Launch Pad Improv – Where New Acts Take Flight

Talented Kinkonauts players conquer new frontiers with experimental formats. Witness the boldest and bravest test their mettle. Some will crash and burn. The mightiest will blast off and soar to new heights.

Tickets $5 at the door

Saturday October 20, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

The Kinkonauts don their uniforms to seek out new laughs and new comedic situations in a loving parody of the Star Trek franchise.

With each improvised episode, the crew of the USS Callipygian explore strange new audience suggestions all while saving helpless colonists, dodging phaser fire, and enjoying some earl grey tea, hot!

Featuring 9pm Late Show performances by: Squadball with Kevin McDonald and Channel Surfers

Please note for this show, your 8pm ticket does NOT include the late show ticket price
Saturday October 20, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

Special guest performer Kevin McDonald of The Kids in the Hall

Squadball explores the weird, witty and wonderful places where friendships are forged and norms are shattered. This powerhouse of playfulness stretches the boundaries of their imaginations – and yours.

Opening act: Channel Surfers

Tickets to this special event are $10 in advance online or at the door subject to availability
Sunday October 21, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Enjoy a trifecta of funniness with an evening of stand up, sketch, and improv, featuring Kevin McDonald, of The Kids in the Hall.

The sketch-writers of the Kinkonauts (aka. Sketchonauts Division) have been working up a comic sweat in the Improv-to-Sketch Lab! See them share the fruits of their labours, under the guidance of our visiting veteran Canadian comedy icon.

Friday October 26, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Watch two teams battle to the funny in this timed improv countdown to the crown! Each team will use the clock to their advantage to try to win your favour. YOU decide which team is crowned the champion of the moment in this short form extravaganza!

Tickets $5 at the door

Saturday October 27, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

The similarities between poutine and improv are not lost on this laugh-hungry ensemble. Both combine seemingly unrelated ingredients, that when combined create a harmonious yet fleeting delight that is consumed in an instant. This fast-paced group ensemble will explore every delicious corner of the worlds that they create, embrace every curd of spontaneity, and revel in the relationship gravy that holds scenes together.

Featuring 9pm Late Show performances by: Built for Comfort and Nap Jerks

Late show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday October 27, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

Built For Comfort lets the audience snuggle into their seats before taking them on a wild roller-coaster ride. While rounding long corners they are content and vulnerable; at sharp turns fast and deadly as they rise to a crescendo, creating characters and stories along the way in the eclectic Kinkonaut style of longform improv. No fear is to be found here – these improvisers are fiery, sharp and witty af!

Featuring opening act: Nap Jerks

Tickets $5 at the door, subject to availability. Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday November 3, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

To be or not to be – it is up to you! The Kinkonauts will trade in their jeans for Elizabethan short pants, and create an improvised Shakespeare play, on-the-spot based on an audience suggestion.

Featuring 9pm Late Show performances by: Squadball and Rogue Vocals

Late show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday November 3, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

Squadball explores the weird, witty and wonderful places where friendships are forged and norms are shattered. This powerhouse of playfulness stretches the boundaries of their imaginations – and yours.

Featuring opening act: Rogue Vocals

Tickets $5 at the door, subject to availability. Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Friday November 9, 8:00 PM-9:15 PM

Three improv teams face off head-to-head in an intergalactic battle for your starry-eyed love – but only one can win!

Your votes will rocket the victor on to the next month’s show – leaving the other teams behind in their stardust.

Tickets $5 at the door

 

Saturday November 10, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Gotta sing? Gotta dance? Then you gotta join us for a fully improvised musical show. Our Broadway Babies will get your heart racing so you’ll think you’re in La La Land. If you love the Sound of Music, and catch yourself Singin’ in the Rain, you won’t want to miss these improvisers and their super cool accompanist making up songs and stories and All That Jazz.

Musical accompanist: Kathy Zaborsky & guests

Featuring 9pm Late Show performances by: Poutine Dreams and Channel Surfers

Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders.
Saturday November 10, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

The similarities between poutine and improv are not lost on this laugh-hungry ensemble. Both combine seemingly unrelated ingredients, that when combined create a harmonious yet fleeting delight that is consumed in an instant.

This fast-paced group ensemble will explore every delicious corner of the worlds that they create, embrace every curd of spontaneity, and revel in the relationship gravy that holds scenes together.

Featuring opening act: Channel Surfers

Tickets $5 at the door, subject to availability. Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday November 17, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Built For Comfort lets the audience snuggle into their seats before taking them on a wild roller-coaster ride. While rounding long corners they are content and vulnerable; at sharp turns fast and deadly as they rise to a crescendo, creating characters and stories along the way in the eclectic Kinkonaut style of longform improv. No fear is to be found here – these improvisers are fiery, sharp and witty af!

Featuring 9pm Late Show performances by: Obviously Improv and Nap Jerks

Late show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday November 17, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

Obviously Improv serves up their unique brand of improv at dynamic, fast-paced and energetic shows! Join them for an evening of joyful laughter featuring charismatic characters, high-energy games, and improvised songs!

Featuring opening act: Nap Jerks

Tickets $5 at the door, subject to availability. Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Friday November 23, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Watch two teams battle to the funny in this timed improv countdown to the crown! Each team will use the clock to their advantage to try to win your favour. YOU decide which team is crowned the champion of the moment in this short form extravaganza!

Tickets $5 at the door

Saturday November 24, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

The Kinkonauts don their uniforms to seek out new laughs and new comedic situations in a loving parody of the Star Trek franchise.

With each improvised episode, the crew of the USS Callipygian explore strange new audience suggestions all while saving helpless colonists, dodging phaser fire, and enjoying some earl grey tea, hot!

Featuring 9pm Late Show performances by: Squadball and the Kinkonauts Conservatory players

Late show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday November 24, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

Squadball explores the weird, witty and wonderful places where friendships are forged and norms are shattered. This powerhouse of playfulness stretches the boundaries of their imaginations – and yours.

Featuring opening act: Kinkonauts Conservatory

Tickets $5 at the door, subject to availability. Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday December 1, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Gotta sing? Gotta dance? Then you gotta join us for a fully improvised musical show. Our Broadway Babies will get your heart racing so you’ll think you’re in La La Land. If you love the Sound of Music, and catch yourself Singin’ in the Rain, you won’t want to miss these improvisers and their super cool accompanist making up songs and stories and All That Jazz.

Musical accompanist: Kathy Zaborsky & guests

Featuring 9pm Late Show performances by: Poutine Dreams and 20XX

Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday December 1, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

The similarities between poutine and improv are not lost on this laugh-hungry ensemble. Both combine seemingly unrelated ingredients, that when combined create a harmonious yet fleeting delight that is consumed in an instant.

This fast-paced group ensemble will explore every delicious corner of the worlds that they create, embrace every curd of spontaneity, and revel in the relationship gravy that holds scenes together.

Featuring opening act: 20XX

Tickets $5 at the door, subject to availability. Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Friday December 7, 8:00 PM-9:15 PM

Three improv teams face off head-to-head in an intergalactic battle for your starry-eyed love – but only one can win!

Your votes will rocket the victor on to the next month’s show – leaving the other teams behind in their stardust.

Tickets $5 at the door

 

Saturday December 8, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

To be or not to be – it is up to you! The Kinkonauts will trade in their jeans for Elizabethan short pants, and create an improvised Shakespeare play, on-the-spot based on an audience suggestion.

Featuring 9pm Late Show performances by: Built for Comfort and Group Chat

Late show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Saturday December 8, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

Built For Comfort lets the audience snuggle into their seats before taking them on a wild roller-coaster ride. While rounding long corners they are content and vulnerable; at sharp turns fast and deadly as they rise to a crescendo, creating characters and stories along the way in the eclectic Kinkonaut style of longform improv. No fear is to be found here – these improvisers are fiery, sharp and witty af!

Featuring opening act: Group Chat

Tickets $5 at the door, subject to availability. Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders
Friday December 14, 8:00 PM-9:15 PM

Launch Pad Improv – Where New Acts Take Flight

Talented Kinkonauts players conquer new frontiers with experimental formats. Witness the boldest and bravest test their mettle. Some will crash and burn. The mightiest will blast off and soar to new heights.

Tickets $5 at the door

Saturday December 15, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Watch someone’s life transformed this holiday season! This unique show takes its cue from the radio plays popularized in the 1930s and 40s, and from the magic of Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life.

This completely improvised family-friendly radio play features live actors, made up stories, improvised product sponsor ads, and live music!

Performed in partnership with CJSW 90.9 FM, this show features a live special effects master and live performances from Mandy Morris and her jazz quartet.

Saturday December 15, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM

Obviously Improv serves up their unique brand of improv at dynamic, fast-paced and energetic shows! Join them for an evening of joyful laughter featuring charismatic characters, high-energy games, and improvised songs!

Featuring opening act: Ze Frauline Gürlz

Tickets $5 at the door, subject to availability. Late Show ticket price included for all 8pm ticket holders.