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Entertainment Village Featuring Chris Griffin!
Entertainment Village Featuring Chris Griffin!

Thu, May 18

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Victoria

Entertainment Village Featuring Chris Griffin!

OK, DOPE is proud to present Entertainment Village featuring Chris Griffin! Come join Victoria’s premier improv troupe perform improv inspired by the jokes of stand-up comedian Chris Griffin.

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May 18, 2023, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Victoria, 123 Gorge Rd E, Victoria, BC V9A 1L1, Canada

About the event

OK, DOPE Presents Entertainment Village featuring Chris Griffin!

Thursday, May 18th

Hecklers Bar & Grill

Doors: 7:00PM | Show: 8:00PM

IMPROV + STAND-UP = THE FUNNIEST NIGHTS IN TOWN!

OK, DOPE is proud to present Entertainment Village featuring Chris Griffin! Come join Victoria’s premier improv troupe perform improv inspired by the jokes of stand-up comedian Chris Griffin.

Entertainment Village is Victoria’s longest running improv show and includes improvisers Alex Forman, Andrew Brimstone, Morgan Cranny, and Ryan Steele! Each show the improvisers team up with a different stand-up comedian and perform improv inspired by their jokes. Come out and see some of Canada’s funniest improv inspired by some of Canada’s best stand-up comedy!

Featuring

Chris Griffin

Think of your wildest story; the one you love to tell people at parties. Chris Griffin has A LOT of them, and his comedy show is the perfect party to share them with you. Having established himself as one of comedy’s most dynamic storytellers, Griffin lives life with reckless abandon both on and off stage – always chasing a crazy new experience. After winning a regional comedy competition a year into his career, he sold his house, quit his job and began touring North America telling jokes. In recent years, Griffin has won the Vancouver Comedy Competition, made the finals of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, appeared eight years in a row at the Just For Laughs Northwest Festival, along the way sharing the stage opening for notable comics such as Norm MacDonald, Doug Stanhope, Fortune Feimster, Tom Papa, Dulcé Sloan, Dave Merheje, Bert Kreischer, T.J. Miller, Ismo, Mark Normand and fellow bad dude Bret “The Hitman“ Hart. Griffin has been nominated for 5 and took home 2 Vancouver Comedy Awards, including Best Comedian on Tour. Watch for his first full length comedy video special to be released in summer 2023 with 800 Pound Gorilla Records.

Andrew Brimstone

A computer wiz since the age of seven, Andrew, has yet to meet a firewall he can’t crack. For him, bypassing a login screen and finding a backdoor into a network is where he feels most at home. By age 13 Andrew had created his first program - a decryption software that analyzed the metadata inherent in a file, scanned for vulnerabilities, and provided an output equal to or less than half the original file size. He called it Project Benjamin and it was purchased by a local computer store for $100 and a 15 inch monitor.

Hired by Entertainment Village in 2022 to revamp their website, Andrew wasn’t interested in money or a free Dell monitor - he wished only to be able to improvise with his heroes. After some deliberation they agreed, and Andrew has been an invaluable member of the team ever since.

He enjoys KFC and computers.

Alex Forman

Alex realized she wanted to be a performer from a young age. She loved singing, acting and dancing and while attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts 15 years ago, she discovered her passion and obsession for improvised comedy. She continued to train and perform with some of the best improv companies Canada has to offer, including Second City Toronto, Calgary’s Loose Moose where she won an international comedy competition,Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Vancouver’s Urban Well Improv, First Time Last and recently with Victoria’s famous Paper Street Theatre. Alexandra was a cast member in the monthly comedy panel show The Mash, and a regular cast member on the local tv show, Girls on Grapes. She is currently studying with Upright Citizens Brigade. Alexandra is a co-creator of the Victoria local improv/sketch comedy group called Entertainment Village which performs monthly sold out improv/stand up shows. Off stage you can hear her alongside Nash Park as one half of the OK, DOPE Podcast.

Morgan Cranny

Morgan is an improviser, actor, comedian and layabout. He’s a dad and a father. He loves making people laugh and likes dishes done a certain way. Super jazzed (but the good jazz) to be part of Entertainment Village. You might have seen him in Atomic Vaudeville, Sin City, Phillips Comedy Night at the Mint or the May Gold buffet. When not doing jokey jokes he makes science for the government in forestry.

Ryan Steele

On a particularly rainy Sunday afternoon in 1993, Ryan and his family were having an uncharacteristically lazy day in front of the TV.  While flicking through channels searching for cartoons, Ryan flipped past something that his parents recognized. They told him to go back to the channel and encouraged him to watch the movie that was on. This was a pivotal moment. The movie in question was Monty Python and the Holy Grail and it unquestionably changed Ryan’s brain and life forever.

Since that day, Ryan has been goofing around non-stop.  He has no job, no practical skills, no original thoughts, often forgets his name, doesn’t know where babies come from, and for all intents and purposes is still ten years old.

He loves to make people laugh.

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  • General

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
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    Doors 6PM Show 7PM

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee
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