The 7th Annual Big City Improv Festival


The Black Version

Where: Comedy Bar (Mainstage and Cabaret Stage), 945 Bloor Street West; Bad Dog Theatre, 875 Bloor Street West
When: November 16 – 24, 2018
Cost: Single tickets: $12 – $25; Festival Pass: $65 and can be purchased at

Details: The Big City Improv Festival (BCIF), Canada’s largest improv showcase, will present the best improvisers from across North America on three stages in Toronto.

Features over 300 performers from across North America. Highlights include The Black Version, an all African American improv team featuring comedy veterans Jordan Black, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams, Daniele Gaither, Phil Lamar, and Nyima Funk; Joe Bill, a legendary improviser from Chicago; The Sufferettes, with Kayla Lorette and Becky Johnson; Tim Baltz, as seen on Drunk History and Shrink; Amy and Tom, repping Vancouver’s Blind Tiger comedy venue; Match Game with Mark Little; and Toronto favourites such as Catch 23, TallBoyz II Men, Illusionoid, Kinsey Fail, The Lusty Mannequins and more!

The full schedule for BCIF, including shows, panel discussions with industry leaders, community builders, teachers, and performers, is now online at

The Big City Improv Festival, created by executive director Adrianne Gagnon in 2011, is Canada’s largest gathering of improvisers with marquee headliners, local showcases, public workshops and industry panels. Alumni includes Scott Adsit, Phil LaMarr, Colin Mochrie, Maribeth Monroe, Lauren Ash, National Theatre of the World, and more.

More Info: @bigcityimprovto  @Bigcityimprovfest