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New Year, New Ideas, New Shows!

Posted in News on January 10, 2017 by grimprov

With a new year brings more and more opportunities to make Ottawa laugh. We have solid lineup coming up for our Winter/Spring Season. Including University of Ottawa guest stars, the return of Groundhog Day, return of our RPG (which accidentally turned into a deadly escape room last time we tried it) and a few more surprises.

So Happy New YEAR!

See, Do, live, laugh, breath improv!


Story Chemistry awaits this Wednesday!

Posted in News with tags , , , on March 2, 2015 by grimprov

Those loveable scamps are back with a brand new show! This week’s lab will be Elemental Improv! The first half will be our renowned and lauded Cul-de-Sac structure followed by a brand new lab. This week’s lab will be based off of TV Troupes’ periodic table of story telling! A lucky audience member will be firing darts at random elements and we will be using it in our longform!

All this happens at the The Cock & Lion Pub (202 Sparks Street) at 8pm! The show is $5 dollars at the door!

BUT WAIT…… THERE’S more! Joining GRIMprov for the double-headed improv extravaganza will be a performer from BC one Daniel Chai of The Fictionals Comedy Co.! So come on by ye olde Cock and Lion for some comedy, comradely and a few drinks this Wednesday!

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The Fictonals Website:

Workshop Jan 21st. on “Status”

Posted in News, workshops on January 13, 2015 by grimprov


GRIMprov, present another workshop open to all skill levels part of our monthly improv drop-in workshop series. Next up we will be focusing on and learning about “Status.” We encounter it in everyday life but find out how it makes improv scenes easier to handle. So if you’re new to the art form or you’ve done basic but want to learn more come on down. No registration, drop in and learn.

Wednesday January 21st,
8pm at the Cock and Lion Pub 202 Sparks St.
$10 drop-in & Play.

LAST SHOW of 2014!

Posted in News with tags , , , on December 12, 2014 by grimprov

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That’s right it’s the last show for the year. Pay what you can/ pay what we’re worth. Can’t pay? Just come and have fun. Watch, drink and laugh with GRIMprov as we do a holiday version of your favorite LAB chosen by you the audience!

Wednesday December 17th 8pm at the Cock and Lion Pub 202 Sparks St.
There will be no shows on December 31st But we will be back on January 7th.

[Disclaimer* some LABs cannot be done due to the lack of preparation and or resources available on the night of event. Unsure on what we mean try the lab tab on]

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Did you know! CIG tonight! No workshop in Sept. & OIF soon!!

Posted in News, workshops with tags , , , , on September 12, 2014 by grimprov

Support the CIG! Tonight!

CIG (Canadian Improv Games) Fundraiser is tonight September 12th at Arts Court 9pm. There are still tickets available. HERE

See local Ottawa Improvisers to showcase their skills. Part of the Canadian Comedy Awards, all proceeds go to support the Canadian Improv Games. Keeping Improv in High Schools near you.
Performers will include members from Crush Improv, GRIMprov, Experimental Farm Theatre, Hall of Justice, the Carleton Improv Association – CIA, and Aftermath Improv.

No Workshop This Month.

Due to the busy month we won’t be having a workshop. But stay tuned for more in October! If you’ve attended one of our workshops or have a specific skill you want to learn drop us a line, we are here to serve you guys. No sign up, no registration  no hidden fees or long distance changes.
Some classes repeat the same basic skills over again and again. We strive to fill in the gaps of what You don’t know. So when you’ve done the basics to death and want to learn what’s next we have an answer.
lets face it improv doesn’t stop after high school or university. Games are fun. But when your ready to break the rules the bad boys of improv can help you out.

Ottawa Improv Festival
It’s happening again (finally) Thanks to the lovely alumni of Insensitivity Training.
At the end of the month from Sept. 26th to 28th you can see some of the best improv from all over!
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“Dark Improvisers”

Posted in News with tags , , , , on August 5, 2014 by grimprov

Check out  the article from Lex Magazine featuring the dark twisted underdogs of Ottawa’s improv.



Next Show

Next Show we jump into the future again and again and again in our newest experiment  “20 Years Later.”

How much can change? What stories will we hear? Find out next GRIMprov!

Wednesday August 6th 8pm at the Cock and Lion on Sparks Street

NEXT Workshop: Clowning!

Posted in News, workshops with tags , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by grimprov

Alright folks time for a very special GRIMprov wrokshop. With more clowning around then usual.

The Eccentric Adam Zimmerman (aka zip-e) will be giving us a taste of his 15 years experience performing clown and absurdist characters. Clown and improv go hand in hand, then trip but get up to have more fun.

The workshop costs $10 and will be Wednesday May 21st at The Cock and Lion Pub (202 Sparks)! All the fun starts at 8pm! Come learn the art of improv with GRIMprov! And this guy—->
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