Shawn O’Hara and Abdul Aziz in Fake Ghost Tours.
Shawn O’Hara and Abdul Aziz in Fake Ghost Tours.

“Twin brothers” Abdul Aziz and Shawn O’Hara return to the Fringe with Fake Ghost Tours 2: Journey to the Other Side (of Granville Island), the second edition of their hilarious supernatural walking tour.

Once again pointing out at each of their many stops we have arrived at as “one of the most haunted sites on Granville Island”, the duo spin some ridiculously funny tales.

If you caught last year’s version, you may recognize some of their stories, but I considered them as part of their “best of” bits.

Along the way, the duo continues their tradition of engaging the audience by answering questions. When asked what happens when you rub two ghosts together, without missing a beat the answer comes: the same thing that happens when you rub two humans together, lots of little baby ghosts.

New this year the two end their tour by channeling historical figures suggested by the audience. During our performance, they took on the spectral embodiment of Rasputin and Charlie Chaplin, and answered questions as if they were these two men.

While the stories Aziz and O’Hara tell are laugh-out-loud funny, it remains their self-deprecating and charming delivery of the material that makes this another worthwhile visit with these ghost hunters.

In a testament to their appeal, our group of perhaps 25 nearly doubled in size by the time the tour concluded.

I’m already looking forward to a third edition. If they are reading this, might I suggest Fake Ghost Tours 3: The Journey Beyond (Granville Island)?

Fake Ghost Tours 2: Journey to the Other Side (of Granville Island) continues as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Visit vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.