Thu, Apr 20|
Hecklers Bar & Grill
Entertainment Village Featuring Ola Dada!
OK, DOPE is proud to present Entertainment Village featuring Ola Dada! Come join Victoria’s premier improv troupe perform improv inspired by the jokes of stand-up comedian Ola Dada. (Just for Laughs, Canada’s Got Talent, CBC).
Time & Location
Apr 20, 2023, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hecklers Bar & Grill, 123 Gorge Rd E, Victoria, BC V9A 1L1, Canada
About the event
OK, DOPE Presents Entertainment Village featuring Ola Dada
Thursday, April 20th
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 Ola Dada! Come join Victoria’s premier improv troupe perform improv inspired by the jokes of stand-up comedian Ola Dada. (Just for Laughs, Canada’s Got Talent, CBC). Live Thursday, April 20th at Canada’s best comedy clubs, Hecklers Bar & Grill!
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!
Ola Dada’s start in comedy wasn’t intentional. His first performance was completely off the cuff; he got on stage at a comedy club to try to make his friends in the audience laugh. He has since made a name for himself in the Vancouver comedy scene, regularly appearing at Just For Laughs festivals in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.
Ola first garnered success as a runner-up in the 10th annual Canada-wide SiriusXM Top Comic Competition (2019). He was later featured on CBC’s The New Wave of Stand Up (Season 1, 2020), and has most recently appeared on City TV’s Canada’s Got Talent (2022). Check out his recent comedy taping on CraveTv Just for laughs Gala with Patton Oswalt (2023). His debut comedy album, titled “DADA PLAN” (2022) with 604 Records was also a hit. When he isn’t appearing on TV or promoting his own Blackout Comedy series, Ola flexes his creativity by creating sketches for his social media platforms (@showtime.dada).
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.
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.
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.
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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