You Just Can’t Beat a Classic

HTA is back with ONLY THE BEST! Masterfully curated from 12 years of hits, we’ve created a show so certain to make you bust a gut, we recommend you consult your gastrointestinologist before coming.

And for the first time EVER, you, the fans, get to decide what we perform!


Choose from a list of our most fan-favourite sketches to customize EACH PERFORMANCE, and we’ll perform the most requested sketches every night. A different show every time!

Get your tickets while you still can.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Honestly, the star rating for this 60-minute sketch show from Winnipeg quartet Hot Thespian Action is almost a foregone conclusion.

Over the years, the über-talented troupe of Jane Testar, Ryan Miller, Garth Merkeley and Shannon Guile (original member Jacqueline Loewen departed a few years ago) have unfailingly delivered sketches that use mime, music and knife-sharp wit to hilarious effect. So when you put together a collection of classics from over the last 12 years (you can vote at it’s a sure thing.

The show changes nightly, depending on fan voting (“It’s a nightmare for us, but Netflix for you,” Miller joked) but highlights include an impeccably choreographed war between love and lust, an unusual online date, an infomercial for a service that helps your parents with technology (Testar’s face as she realizes she doesn’t have to sign her name to texts is priceless) and Miller’s tour de force as a bird of paradise in a nature doc.

It’s cerebral, it’s silly, it’s bizarre and it’s guaranteed to make your face hurt from laughing.

— Jill Wilson, Winnipeg Free Press


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

8:00 Nightly

July 18th-29th

No show on Monday, July 23rd

Gas Station Arts Centre

445 River Ave. at Osborne

Venue 18

Tickets $12


$2 Surcharge for online tickets

(But it’s totally worth it to avoid lining up for hours)

Gas Station Arts Centre

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Custom Order Your Sketches!

Votes must be in by 10pm the night before the performance

“Classic!” is now done. Thanks to everyone who came out. Please Be sure to follow us on alllll the social medias for updates on what we’re doing next!

Wednesday, July 18th

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Thursday, July 19th

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Friday, July 20th

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Saturday, July 21st

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Sunday, July 22nd

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Monday, July 23rd

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Tuesday, July 24th

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Wednesday, July 25th

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Thursday, July 26th

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Friday, July 27th

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Saturday, July 28th

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Sunday, July 29th

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