Press Release




For Immediate Release


Toronto: After eleven years of performing the Canadian Improv Showcase has done it! They have hit the milestone of 500 performances.


The actual 500th show occurred in North Bay, as apart of their summer tour. The show took place in front of an amazing crowd of female golfers at the Pinewood Park Golf Course as the group had been booked as the entertainment for their annual women’s invitational golf tournament. The weather was lousy but the comedy was phenomenal! The show was unlike any other and will go down in company history as one of the best shows ever; a fitting way to celebrate such an achievement as 500 performances.


In the comedy industry, which is dominated by the big boys, the likes of Yuk Yuk’s or The Second City, a touring group like the Canadian Improv Showcase can often go overlooked. They don’t have a “home” theatre; they don’t perform at the same spot every week. All of their shows are booked individually and their most utilized form of advertising is word-of-mouth. They get their gigs based on the merit of their last performance. They feature some of the hottest comic talent the country has to offer and they utilize the classic ‘game-style’ of improv made popular by “Whose Line is it Anyway?” They are a fantastic example of what makes Canada such a comedy mecca; a hotbed for comedic talent like no place on Earth.


So what’s next for the Canadian Improv Showcase? Well a host of private performances, workshops and corporate sessions AND a feature performance at THE BAD DOG THEATRE. The celebration continues as they bring their hilarious brand of comedy back to the Bad Dog on Thursday October 2nd, 2008. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The show starts at 8 pm and the doors open at 7:30 pm.


Bad Dog Theatre is located at 138 Danforth Avenue, Toronto.


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