Throwdown – International TheatreSports Festival

From January 2 through 27 VTS rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration.

Throwdown – International TheatreSports Festival

From January 2 through 27 Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival. Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports™ teams from other cities who bring their A-Game to head-to head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTS’s top improvisers. The visiting line-up features SAK Comedy Lab (Orlando, Florida), Curious Comedy Theatre (Portland, Oregon), On the Spot Improv (Honolulu,Hawaii) and Ryan Stiles’ company Upfront Theatre (Bellingham, WA).

SAK Comedy Lab – Orlando, Florida (returning champions)
Curious Comedy Theatre – Portland, Oregon
Upfront Theatre – Bellingham, Washington
On The Spot Improv – Honolulu, Hawaii

The last evening, January 27, sees the winners of the visiting teams competitions play with the local victors from the previous week in a winner-takes-all laugh fest.

While no one can predict the outcome, one thing is for certain – you’ll leave in a happier mood from having laughed so much. Perk up your psyche with a good dose of laughter at the funniest improv comedy event of the year.

Tickets, starting as low as $10.75 are on sale now.

VTS Team Schedule:

Team names:
Kendrick Lemario Kart
Nike Minaj
Apple Crumble & Fitch
Fleetwood Mac & Cheese

Wednesday,
January 2
Thursday,
January 3
Friday,
January 4
Saturday,
January 5
7:30P.M
Mario vs. Nike
7:30P.M
Apple vs. Fleetwood
7:30P.M
Mario vs. Apple
7:30P.M
Mario vs. Fleetwood
9:30P.M.
Nike vs. Fleetwood
9:30P.M.
Nike vs. Apple
Tuesday, January 8Wednesday, January 9Thursday, January 10Friday, January 11Saturday, January 12
7:30P.M
Fleetwood vs. Apple
7:30P.M
Nike vs. Apple
7:30P.M
Mario vs. Nike
SOLD OUT7:30P.M
Mario vs. Apple
SOLD OUT9:30P.M.
Fleetwood vs. Nike
Tuesday, January 15Wednesday, January 16Thursday, January 17Friday, January 18Saturday, January 19
7:30P.M
Mario vs. Fleetwood
7:30P.M
Nike vs. Fleetwood
7:30P.M
Mario vs. Apple
7:30P.M
Apple vs. Fleetwood
7:30P.M
3rd place vs. 4th place
9:30P.M.
Mario vs. Nike
9:30P.M.
1st place vs. 2nd place

 

International Team Schedule:

Tuesday, January 22Wednesday, January 23Thursday, January 24Friday, January 25Saturday, January 26Sunday, January 27
7:30P.M
Vancouver vs. Bellingham

All play

7:30P.M
Portland vs. Hawaii

All play

7:30P.M
Bellingham vs. Portland

Hawaii vs. Orlando

7:30P.M
Portland vs. Vancouver

Showcase: Orlando

7:30P.M
Vancouver vs. Hawaii

Showcase: Bellingham

7:30P.M
3rd place vs. 4th place

1st place vs. 2nd place

9:15P.M.
Orlando vs. Vancouver

All play

9:15P.M.
Bellingham vs. Orlando

All play

9:30P.M.
Bellingham vs. Hawaii

Showcase: Portland

9:30P.M.
Portland vs. Orlando

Showcase: Hawaii

11:15P.M.
All Play
11:15P.M. 
All Play

To see ticket prices and show length for all our shows, click here.

Programming and shows subject to change without notice.

Throwdown in the media:

The Vancouver Sun, Five reasons to check out Throwdown (Jan.2,2019)

 

Reviews
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Double the laughter and double the fun, the Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival is the cure for all that ails you from a broken hangnail to that day of hell where your computer caught on fire and burned down your workplace.

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Dianne Chow, Fabulously Frugal
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First time here at the Improv Theatre, and I nearly asphyxiated laughing hysterically during the Throwdown.. Wait. That kinda sounded like a bad thing. It’s good. Really.

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Andrew Grant, Facebook Review
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Always a good time! Tip: go for the first show and then upgrade your ticket for $6 to see the second as well

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Ariele North
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This was the best and funniest improv, comedy show that we have ever been to. The comedians were absolutely wonderful to watch - quick on their feet, very funny one-liners. The first show was so great that we stayed for the second show and bought tickets for the next evening!

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Cindy L., TripAdvisor
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I’ve been to over 30 shows over the past 7 years I can’t recall a single time I didn’t almost tinkle in my pants from laughing so hard. This place is beyond amazing.

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Benny Adam, Google Business Review
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Amazing experience!! Super fun that we had to stay for a second show.

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Bethany Hogan, Google Review

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