If you think it’s hard to write comedy, try making it up on the spot!
GRIMprov is a four member professional improvisational theatre troupe that have performed shows across Ottawa at a variety of venues: theatres, festivals, bars, galleries, Moose Creek, and Comic-con! Drew McFadyen, Joel Garrow, Mike Kosowan and DJ Helicase (Austin Vair) have been performing improv under different troupes for countless years to perfect their craft. These four amigos make up the dark and humorous mantel of GRIMprov which combines popular culture, movies, games, theatrical techniques, and genres to create one of a kind entertainment. Their unique style of improv mixes audience participation, silliness, and epic tunes for DJ Helicase into a truly customizable theatre experience for any occasion.
After four years of performing together they have received numerous reviews.
“Every year at Ottawa Fringe I make sure to check out Grimprov at least once. This Ottawa-based improv troupe has a number of different improvisational themed shows in their repertoire and they never disappoint.” -On Stage Ottawa (2014)
“Another solid show by Ottawa locals, GRIMprov. A four man improv troupe, GRIMprov mixes audience participation with high energy (sometimes slapstick) comedy.” -Apartment 613 (2014)
“..gut-wrenchingly funny and if I could go and see every single show they do I would, in a heartbeat” – Production Ottawa (2013)
“..Grimprov has the improvisational chops to let you have some fun and see something completely different whatever it might be.” -Charlebois Post (2013)
“ ..these guys are seriously impressive at their improv.” -The Cheap Seats (2013)
photo by: Stephen Coleman