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Meet Rapid Fire's Jessie and Julian

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Now I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I recently made a huge realization: Saturday Night Live may be mining topics from the comedians of the Great White North. Do you remember last year's SNL digital short about the super deep V-neck for men?

Well guess who came up with that idea TWO YEARS earlier? That's right, Jessie McPhee and Julian Faid, of Edmonton Alberta. You can watch these ahead-of-their-time performers live at the 2012 IF... Improv Festival. Check out THE original deep V sketch.



Less than a week until the Winnipeg if... Improv Festival! Buy your tickets here.

Winnipeg, meet Joe Bill!

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Joe Bill will soon be in Winnipeg. This should make everyone very excited because...
Joe Bill is widely regarded as one of the best teachers of Scenic and Comedic Improvisation in the world today. He currently teaches, performs and does corporate training at iO Chicago, is an Artistic Associate for The Chicago Improv Festival, and acts as an Artistic Adviser for a number of Improvisation and Comedy Theaters all over the world.
Joe and a number of very talented friends, under the Artistic Direction of Mick Napier, co-founded The Annoyance Theater in Chicago in 1990. His passion for teaching Improvisation soon kicked into high gear as a unique approach to Improvised Scene and Character began to be articulated by a number of teachers at Annoyance, including Mick Napier, Mark Sutton, Joe, David Razowsky, Bob Fisher and Susan Messing that focused on Improvisers "Taking care of themselves, in order to take care of others in a scene".

You can and should take workshops with him at t…