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Mak­ing his Win­nipeg Fringe Fes­ti­val show debut in 1993 (or was it 1992?), Stephen Sim has been thrilling audi­ences for thir­ty years. Sim has toured the world doing improv shows. Orga­niz­ing and host­ing the Big Stu­pid Improv Show since 1999, found­ing CRUMBS in 1997 and the Win­nipeg Improv Fes­ti­val in 2000. His bound­less impro­vi­sa­tion­al skills have earned him inter­na­tion­al acclaim, plac­ing him firm­ly in the spot­light as a world-renowned per­former. How­ev­er, even with his unpar­al­leled suc­cess, there remains one unchart­ed ter­ri­to­ry that he has yet to con­quer — until now.

The Big Stu­pid Improv Show” has long been a high­light of the Win­nipeg Fringe, unit­ing tal­ent­ed impro­vis­ers, come­di­ans and per­form­ers in uproar­i­ous dis­plays of cre­ativ­i­ty. Yet, Sim’s lat­est endeav­our, The SMALL­EST Stu­pid Improv Show,” dares to defy expec­ta­tions. Pre­pare to wit­ness an inti­mate, one-of-a-kind extrav­a­gan­za that push­es the bound­aries of what’s pos­si­ble in impro­vi­sa­tion­al theatre.

Ven­tur­ing into the unchart­ed depths of a solo improv show, Stephen Sim embraces the chal­lenge of the most dan­ger­ous and lone­ly of all improv shows.

But Sim is not alone in his endeav­our. Behind the scenes, a ded­i­cat­ed team has worked tire­less­ly to bring this show to life. Sim’s long-time col­lab­o­ra­tor, DJ Hun­ni­cutt, will lend his musi­cal tal­ents to score most of the shows. Oth­er musi­cal guests are yet to be announced and are sure to delight you musically.

After three decades of enchant­i­ng audi­ences with his comedic bril­liance at the Win­nipeg Fringe and numer­ous improv shows, Sim embarks on a dar­ing new adven­ture, a micro­cosm of hilar­i­ty and inven­tive­ness – The SMALL­EST Stu­pid Improv Show.” Get ready to be aston­ished as Sim push­es the bound­aries of com­e­dy, deliv­er­ing a mas­ter­class in impro­vi­sa­tion­al artistry – you won’t want to miss a sec­ond of it.

All shows at Venue #5 Alloway Hall (inside the Man­i­to­ba Museum)

  • Wednes­day, July 19, 9:45 PM
  • Thurs­day, July 20, 4:45 PM
  • Fri­day, July 21, 6:30 PM
  • Sat­ur­day, July 22, 3:15 PM
  • Wednes­day, July 26, 11:30 AM
  • Thurs­day, July 27, 2:45 PM
  • Sat­ur­day, July 29, 8:15 PM
  • Sun­day, July 30, 11:00 AM

Web­site link: https://​www​.theim​prov​co​.com/​f​ringe
Tick­et link: https://​www​.win​nipegfringe​.com/​p​e​r​f​o​r​m​e​r​-​d​e​t​a​i​l​.​a​s​p​x​?​k​w​=​T​h​e​+​I​m​p​r​o​v​+​C​o​mpany