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Year in Review 2017

Laugh Out the Old Year & Laugh in the New One

(Vancouver, BC) – Vancouver’s lack of affordable housing, hurricanes, false news, Russian hacking, and celebrity scandals are just a few of the stories that grabbed the headlines in 2017. Some were confusing (bike lanes…again), some trivial (any celebrity breakup), some heart-breaking (the BC fires) and others scary (it snowed in Vancouver).  Regardless, all will provide fodder for Vancouver TheatreSports ™ (VTSL) quick-witted improvisers as they journey back through the headlines this past year with Year in Review.

Running December 26 through 31, at The Improv Centre on Granville Island, Year in Review finds the funny in the important and not so important, events of this past year.  Working with suggestions from the audience, VTSL improvisers create on-the-spot mash-up interpretations of various events, all certain to elicit maximum hilarity. Prices for the Tuesday through Saturday shows start from $10.75. The New Year’s Eve shows have special pricing ranging from $28 – $39.50.

“With all the bad news out there, everyone needs a good laugh right now,” says Executive Director Jay Ono. “It’s been said that ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ and I truly believe that.”

Year in Review plays the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, December 26
    • 7:30 p.m. one show only (90 minutes)
  • Wednesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 28:
    • 7:30 p.m. (90 minutes)
    • 9:15 p.m. (60 minutes)
  •  Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30:
    • 7:30 p.m. (90 minutes)
    • 9:30 p.m. (90 minutes)
    • 11:15 p.m. (60 minutes)
  • New Year’s Eve performances on Sunday, December 31st
    • 7:30 p.m. (90 minutes)
    • 9:30 p.m. (90 minutes)
    • 11:15 p.m. (75 minutes) includes party favours and a complimentary glass of bubbly

Laugh out the old year and welcome the new as VTSL revisits the top stories, celebrity scandals and political fiascos with Year in Review. You’ll laugh til your face hurts. “I went New Year’s Eve with a group. Great night out. The players are so fast. Very funny. I will go again,” Tom S., Google review.  Tickets on sale now at

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