Live Show Recaps

Published on October 27th, 2012 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Gallery: 2012 Toronto Improv Festival

This past week, the Toronto Improv Festival has been enjoying its 11th year of high-end yes-anding. The second of two improv festivals in the city this month (as we said before, it’s a long story) the TIF wraps up Saturday night at the Factory Theatre with a final shot at seeing the fantastic Len & Jen (Lennon Parham and Jennifer Caldwell) plus groups from Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and of course Toronto. Tickets are available through the Factory Theatre box office.

Here are some sights from Friday night’s performances, featuring Gin & Ginger (Washington, DC), Mike Brown (New York, NY), Disco Basement (Boston, MA), Student Driver (New York, NY), ImprovBoston (Cambridge, MA), and Len & Jen (Los Angeles, CA & Atlanta, GA).

All photos copyright Sharilyn Johnson / Third Beat Magazine, and may not be used without permission.

Gin & Ginger:

Mike Brown Solo Improv Extravaganza:

Disco Basement:

Student Driver:


Len & Jen:

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About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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