“Best of Fest” - Vancouver International Improv Festival
About the Show
TEDxRFT – An Improvised TED Talk (Rapid Fire Theatre)
Using slides they haven’t seen and speaking on a topic they get from the audience, Kory Mathewson and Julian Faid of Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre will present totally improvised powerpoint presentations right before your eyes. It is the academic equivalent of sword fighting blindfolded. You’d have to be an fool to try it…
This show may contain adult language and themes.
About the Group
Kory Mathewson and Julian Faid are both senior ensemble improvisors with Edmonton's Rapid Fire Theatre. Between them they have over 30 years of combined improv experience. They perform several times a week at Rapid Fire Theatre's home in the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. Kory is also a core member of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning DieNasty! The Live Improvised Soap Opera. TEDxRFT was formed in 2013 and has been performed regularly at Rapid Fire Theatre's long-form improv show: Chimprov, as well as appearing at various festivals and events including the 2015 Vancouver International Improv Festival where it was voted "Best of Fest". Rapid Fire Theatre has been nominated for multiple Canadian Comedy Awards for best improv troupe, and for the past 4 years has consistently been named Edmonton's favourite theatre company in Vue Weekly and The Edmonton Journal. Julian has also been named runner-up for Edmonton's Best View by Vue Weekly (losing to the stunningly scenic Edmonton river valley).