In Chris & Travis, Travis Bernhardt and Chris Ross scribble outside the lines of improv comedy with their two-man show, performed in an unrecognizable language made up on the spot.
Venue: Carousel Theatre, 1411 Cartwright St (Granville Island)
Why should someone come see your show?
I love doing the show because Chris makes me laugh really hard, and there’s nobody in the world more fun to play with. We’re trained as improvisers and as clowns, but have both found that when we’re with improvisers we want more clown technique, and when we’re with clowns we want more improv technique.
This show is where we get to do our favourite things from both worlds, which we hope produces a really funny and engaging result that’s unlike anything you’ve seen.
And the show is short.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
Plastic Man. The shape-shifting, playfulness, mercurial rhythms and cartoon logic are bang on for us. Ridiculous but with a hint of concealed danger. But also just ridiculous.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
Shawn O’Hara’s Field Zoology 101 made me laugh so hard. There are lots of other great shows coming to the festival, but if I had to pick just one, I’d pick one that would make me laugh like that.
#FringeDuJour is a daily peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.
The 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 7-17 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.