This summer Vancouver TheatreSports takes an affectionate and comedic look at what makes Vancouver so unique. Starting July 5 and running through September 1, Avocado Toast – Vancouver Grown, Organic Free-Range Comedy pokes fun at YVR and its stereotypes.
Vancouver is known internationally for its spectacular beauty, friendly citizens and vibrant multi-cultural milieu. Beneath the glossy surface lies a complicated and eccentric city ripe for parody. In a series of vignettes VTS’s quick-witted improvisers lampoon such local stereotypes as our obsession with fitness (Grouse Grind or yoga anyone?), quirky neighbourhoods (The Drive, Main St., Kits, Gastown), and foodie scene (coffee culture, craft breweries/distilleries, avocado toast) that have earned Vancouver its ‘Lotus Land’ nickname. Our ‘wet coast’ winters, burgeoning bike lanes, ‘affordable’ housing prices and hipster beards are only a few more entertaining and endless comedic inspirations. As in all VTS shows, the plot, characters and action are co-developed with the audience – utilizing their suggestions to drive the action and create on-the-spot, unscripted, theatrically-infused comedy.
Being an improv show means that no two performances can ever be the same, but all are guaranteed to be hilarious – leaving you with sore sides from laughing so hard. Celebrate Vancouver by joining VTS for some distinctively Lower Mainland laughs. Avocado Toast is more than a satisfying breakfast – it is a full-meal deal of entertainment.
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Programming and shows subject to change without notice.
What the reviewers have to say (and check out the video review above):
I honestly cannot recommend this show highly enough. I fully intend going to see it at least one more time! Avocado Toast runs until September 1... Do yourself a favour and don’t dare miss these guys!!"
This was by far one of VTSL’s best shows of the year, perhaps because we all want to laugh at ourselves and our avocado loving city... Avocado Toast will keep you laughing both before, during and after the show (when you and your friends get inspired to make your own Vancouver jokes)."
Fortunately, this cast is talented AF... Watching the performers’ jokes land, one after another, is like watching lightning strike twice, three times, four times: it feels impossible, even a little miraculous. And it just keeps going until the lights come up."
Saw the avocado toast with a friend, very well done. Must see!"
Avocado Toast is a not-to-be-missed show. It’s fun for all those finding themselves in Vancouver."
What a blast! Professional show with fresh humour and good tech. Great staff, big laughs and tasty beverages, what more could you ask?"
I have been going to shows at VTSL for over a decade and love it! One of my go-tos when I need a serious laugh."
Awesome actors-great creativeness and just a barrel of fun. You must go! Heck, we're going back very soon."