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And then it was done.

The Winnipeg if... Improv Festival ends. The curtains close. The mimed objects get packed up in the mime boxes. The D&D show hangs up their swords. The lights go up on the Bat and the lights go down on stage. The CRUMBS get swept up. Outside Joke goes inside. Everyone gets on a plane and flies to their homes. And everything is good.

What a tremendously successful festival. Thank you to everyone who came to the shows, were in the shows and helped make the festival run smoother than ever.

Thank you:
Sarah Michaelson for holding the fort down while I was gone and for finding all typohs.
Hunnicutt and Mama Cutsworth for Dj so well and so much.
Angela for taking everyone's money with a smile.
Tristan and Luke for curtains and projecting.
Joe Bill for inspiring everyone.
Mark Little for taking a chance on improv again.
Kirsten for rocking the stage.
Jules for not dying and for "killing it".
Jessie for forcing Lee to hit him with a golf club.
Lee for producing the Big Smart Impr…

Here it is! Right now! Today!

The Winnipeg IF... Improv Festival starts tonight!

With a FREE show, no less. Join us at the King's Head Pub for a free sampling of what this year's festival has to offer: CRUMBS, Mark Little, Kirsten Rasmussen, and more! With music by DJ Hunnicutt and Mama Cutsworth!

"The Festival Sampler Platter"
King's Head Pub, 120 King St.  |  9 p.m.  | Free

Speaking of free, download the complimentary episode of "Joke's On You," CKUW's weekly comedy show. Stephen Sim of CRUMBS was a guest on the November 5th episode, which you can download here. Put some comedy in your headphones and warm yourself up for a week of hilarity at the IF.

The Winnipeg IF... Improv Festival runs from today to Sunday, November 11th. For a full festival line up, click here.

Forget Triple Threats, This Is Mark Little!

You like hilarious things and I like hilarious things. And let me tell you, Mark Little is a hilarious thing/man with many, many talents.

Not only has he got the arts of improv, sketch comedy and stand-up in his arsenal, he's also done film (Rollertown), television (CBC's Mr. D) and web video series (like Picnicface and Dad Drives).

We are lucky enough to have Mark join us on stage next week for the Winnipeg IF... Improv Festival. Naturally, this is an IMRPOV festival, so you'll witness Mark's talent as an improviser. However, you'll also get to see his well-known brand of stand-up comedy at our Comedy Showcase on Thursday, November 8th at the Gas Station Arts Centre.

Here is just a tiny sampling of Mark Little's hilarity to both warm you up for the festival and to spend some quality time on the internet.

Mark also raps from time to time:
Get your tickets now for the Winnipeg IF... Improv Festival, November 6-11, 2012!