Sat, 915pm – Hideout Downstairs

Saturday, August 31st

9:15 pm at The Hideout Theatre - Downstairs

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Cast:Shana Merlin, Shannon McCormick

Get Up - 1444


Get Up is two veteran improvisers from Austin, Texas presenting narrative long form at its best. Expect multiple characters, quick edits, and sophisticated comedy as they make up a complete story on the spot inspired by randomly selected musical scores.

Get Up members Shana Merlin and Shannon McCormick have been working together in different improv troupes, such as The Heroes of Comedy, and performances such as No Shame Theatre since 2002.

In 2005, they decided to pare down and form a two-person improv troupe. In 2006 they added sound improviser Sara Farr to their ensemble to provide a live soundtrack and scoring to Shannon and Shana's improvised stories.

Get Up's latest format begins with the audience randomly selecting the theme music for the show and the performers use that as inspiration for an improvised comedic one act play.

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Cast:Devin Mackenzie, Tom Hill

Hip.Bang! - 1521

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hip.Bang! is an imaginative improv duo that has delighted audiences at improv and comedy festivals all around North America, including San Francisco SketchFest, Rapid Fire Theatre's Improvaganza, the Chicago Improv Festival, UCB New York's Del Close Marathon, DuoFest, the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and more. They have just been nominated for the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Improv Troupe. Hip.Bang! produces and performs their Hip.Bang! Show every Wednesday as well as their monthly showcase of the best in Vancouver improv: 10 SPEED.

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