The Most Interesting Improv Group in the World

 

 

 

For our October program, we took a closer look at the TMP performers.  Your favourite improvisers are more than just pretty, hilarious faces; they also live daring, dangerous, uncompromising lives that could be used to sell Mexican beer to impressionable young people.

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  • Jon has never needed a name tag.
  • Jodi once applied to be an astronaut, but was deemed overqualified.
  • Spencer owns an electric car made entirely of electricity.
  • Even Lawrence’s metaphors are literal.
  • Totalitarian dictators vote overwhelmingly for Aviva.
  • When Tinjun flips a coin, it always lands on tails.  Intentionally.
  • Thomas once tried to fail at something just to see what it felt like.  It didn’t work.
  • Aaron once fought a cold with his bare hands.

 

Next show: December 4 2014

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TMP’s performance season rolls along with our next show on December 4th.  Join us at the Richmond Cultural Centre at 7:00pm, where tickets will be $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.  Bring a group of 6 or more people and you get our special group rate of just $2 per person!

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As always, TMP’s shows are presented in partnership with the Richmond Arts Centre (City of Richmond) with the support of a City of Richmond Arts & Culture Project Assistance Grant.  Thanks, guys!

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre

Our 8th annual Laughter is the Best Medicine charity show will be benefitting the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre.  To give you an idea of what the RWRC does for our community, here’s a blurb or two from their website:

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre (RWRC) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization founded in 1976.

It is run by and for women to improve their status in the community and society at large.

The Centre, which works closely with other community groups, is a friendly place where women of all ages can come and talk about various issues.

 

What We Do

  • Empower women by providing support, encouragement, education, information and training so they are better equipped to make decisions in their own lives.
  • Provide a safe place for women to come and share their experiences and celebrate their achievements.
  • The Women’s Centre also works with other organizations in the community to provide services and address social justice issues for women. (For years, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre was the lead agency and organizational support for the Richmond Coordinating Committee to End Violence Against Women in Relationships.)
  • Our representatives participate on the Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee and the Richmond Poverty Response Committee.
  • Every year we coordinate a celebration in honor of International Women’s Day (March 8).
  • Every year we organize a vigil on December 6th, The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, to remember the 14 women who were murdered at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and all women who are victims of violence.

TMP Improv is proud to be partnering with the RWRC this year, and we hope you will join us on April 3 to help support the valuable work that the RWRC does in our community.

Pickle at the Movies: Life of Pickle

With Oscar season in full swing, we look at some lesser known appearances by our Pickle mascots.

Life of Pickle: A terrible accident results in a tiger having to survive for weeks at sea with a dangerous talking, anthropomorphic pickle. Spoiler alert: the pickle was a figment of the tiger’s imagination all along.

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Have a great summer!

That’s it for Pickle’s 2011-2012 season!  Thanks to everyone who came out to our June finale.  Our performers will now hibernate for the summer, but don’t worry: they’ll be back in the fall for another season of improvised comedy!