For Immediate Release




May 17, 2010


Cookstown: On June 12th, 2010, Canadian comedy will be focus in Cookstown as the

Canadian Improv Showcase, the country’s premiere professional, touring improv company, will make their debut at the Old Town Hall.


“We are thrilled to make our mark in Cookstown” exclaimed Creative Director and Producer, Matthew R. Lawrence. “As a touring company it is our goal to search for home theatres all over this great land and we hope to add The Old Town Hall to our growing list” he added. “It will be great for us to be able to perform for the locals as many of us have been featured in Cookstown Auto commercials over the years, so it’s fun to come back!”


The Canadian Improv Showcase perform short form, or game-style improvisation. A style made popular by the long running British and American TV series “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Their shows are interactive, guided by audience suggestions, participation and are never the same twice. “And unlike other forms of comedy, we don’t pick on the audience, we’d much rather make fun of ourselves” commented Mr. Lawrence.  They even add to the mix a healthy dose of Canadianna often wearing customized hockey jerseys while on stage.


The Canadian Improv Showcase has been performing for over 13 years and expect to celebrate their 600th show in 2010. They offer a wide variety of programmes ranging from workshops to corporate events and everything in between. The cast is made up of all professional actors, highly recognizable from stage and screen alike. This will be their first public appearance following their trip to the Los Angeles Improv Festival, so come see them live before they’re whisked off back to Hollywood!


The Canadian Improv Showcase are at The Old Town Hall, 1 Hamilton St., Cookstown, on Saturday June 12th, starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by visiting: or calling: 905-716-9990.


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