Chris & Travis win Pick of the Fringe!

The Chris & Travis show has been selected for the Vancouver Pick of the Fringe 2017! Out of 101 shows, 6 were selected to be held over. Chris & Travis will be performing their extra show on Sunday, September 24, 7:45pm, at Performance Works on Granville Island. Get your tickets here!

Review for Chris & Travis

From this site:

CHRIS AND TRAVIS - Carousel Theatre

Reviewed by Penny Warwick

The Carousel Theatre seems like a cruelly small venue for this fantastic show, although being part of such an intimate audience makes you feel like you've stumbled upon a real gem - which this show is. Within moments of arriving due to the unplanned late arrival of a few guests, we were then offered an arm-wrestle-off to decide whether the new arrivals got to steal the best seats. This sets the mood perfectly for forty-five minutes of delightful absurd silliness.

The interplay between these two fringe stalwarts is effortless and as an audience member, you certainly feel that you are watching these two friends have a really great time on stage together. Audience interaction plays a huge role and whilst for the most part new 'guest stars' seemed to follow well, sometimes those chosen would hilariously misinterpret what the made-up-gibberish speaking protagonists were actually aiming for. The language used throughout is beautiful, a mix of absolute nonsense language with the occasional word thrown in for clarity or comedy, actually make that clarity and comedy.

Quite honestly I would watch this show every day of it's run if I could. Carousel is a small venue and so get your tickets fast as I have a sneaking suspicion sell-outs are on their way. If this show does not win Pick of Fringe I will eat my schmeogledug (that's an invisible cat, if you didn't know).

Chris & Travis at Vancouver Fringe!

Unscriptured at the Edmonton Fringe worked! I'll be bringing it back, for sure. But next week: Vancouver Fringe, performing in the improv duo, Chris & Travis, with Chris Ross.

Chris Ross is an absolute treasure of a human being—warm hearted, generous, and murderously funny. Come see us perform from September 7-17, 2017, on Granville Island!

Buy your tickets here!

Edmonton Fringe 2017!

After a surprisingly successful run with Chris & Travis at the Regina Fringe, and street performing at the Saskatoon Fringe, I've arrived in Edmonton with the new show, Unscriptured.

Currently scrambling for props, making all the last minute tweaks¹, and worrying.

If you're in Edmonton, come and see: tickets.

¹read: wholesale changes

Summer touring and a (gulp) brand new show.

I'll be in three cities, this summer:

1. Regina in early July for the Fringe with Chris & Travis, likely doing our No Language thing.

2. Saskatoon in early August, street performing as a magician.

3. Then Edmonton Fringe later in August, with a brand new show. Unscriptured is a solo improv show in which I lead a church service for a religion made up on the spot, based on an audience suggestion. I'm terrified.

4. Back in Vancouver in September I'll be doing Vancouver Fringe with Chris & Travis, possibly doing all 7 shows as No Language sets, but not yet decided...

Pacific Contact 2017

Just won "Best Booth" award at Pacific Contact in Vancouver. Definitely going to learn the wrong lesson from this.

Workshop

I'll be offering a workshop with Chris Ross at the end of January (Sunday the 29th, 12-4pm). The workshop will be on clown technique for improvisers, sharing tools from the world of clown that we have found useful for improv. You can sign up here!

Hype!

Rehearsals have just started for Instant Theatre's February season show, Hype!, an improvised hip hop opera. I've taken on the role of assistant director for this show, and the cast is blowing my mind. It's going to be amazing.

This exists?

After eight years I probably hold the record for "longest amount of time for a full time performer to go without a website", but that era is now over.

I never thought this day would come.