Three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated sketch troupe, specializing in smart, physical comedy.


Three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated sketch troupe, specializing in smart, physical comedy.

Winnipeg-bred sketch comedy troupe Hot Thespian Action have been captivating audiences with their razor sharp witty writing and physically dynamic performances since 2006 and have been picking up steam ever since. With accomplishments ranging from three Canadian Comedy Awards nominations for “Best Sketch Comedy Troupe in Canada,” to appearing in televised performances on the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, to five-star reviews and sold-out shows across Canada and the U.S., Hot Thespian Action continues to entertain audiences with their unique brand of often physical, sometimes musical, always stripped down sketch comedy.

This is about as good as comedy gets

Kelly Stoffora, CBC

[HTA] unfailingly produces wildly entertaining sketch comedy that gives the genre a good name…  Somebody give these folks a TV show.

Jill Wilson, Winnipeg Free Press

Their uproarious physical comedy, flawless timing and cleverly written subject matter are utterly bang-on

Julijana Capone, Uptown Magazine

The performances across the board are virtually pitch-perfect

Dean Jenkinson, Writer: This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Every freaking thing they do turns to comedy gold.

Bartley Kives, Winnipeg Free Press

…the best hour of sketch comedy I have ever seen

Lisa Johnson, Planet S Magazine

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HTA + OJ

Saturday, May 2 at 8:00pm

Gas Station Arts Centre

445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3

$15/$12 (students & arts workers)

Call (204) 284-9477 to reserve your tickets!

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The Shows to Come

The Shows to Come

Winnipeg Comedy Fest may be done (and what a great time we had) but we’re far from retreating back into the pits from whence we came. We’re very excited to be partaking in TWO exciting shows in the coming weeks. Here’s everything you need to know:

HTA + H.U.N.K.S

Wednesday, April 22
The Park Theatre

698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Doors at 7 |Show at 8
$10
What’s the deal?

H.U.N.K.S. is a brand new sketch troupe that’s sprung up from a bunch of local comics.  They blend video and live sketch, to bring you a manic rollercoaster of a show, if that rollercoaster ran on rocket fuel instead of regular old rollercoaster fuel. H.U.N.K.S. is  Tim Gray, Quinn Greene, Sam McLean, Matt Nightingale, Dana Smith skillfully directed by Rory Fallis. Providing cutting-edge musical accompaniment is local beat boxer Kane David Greene. We’ve been dying to see a “sketch scene” emerge in Winnipeg for years now, so we couldn’t be more excited to help these awesome comedians launch their new venture!

 

HTA + OJ

Saturday, May 2
at 8:00pm
445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
8:00PM | $15/$12 (students & arts workers)
Call (204) 284-9477 to reserve your tickets!
What’s the deal?
Outside Joke is Jane’s improv family. They get her on on weekends and every second Christmas. Outside Joke has been performing for over TEN YEARS to alllll the acclaim and they’ve mastered the “improvised musical.” Last year we did a show with them as well as part of their “Season of Yuks” and it couldn’t have been more fun for all involved. Look for some bizarre, exciting mashup of Improv and sketch as the two groups collide in an effort to give Jane an anxiety attack.

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