This year marks the fifteenth Winnipeg if... Improv Festival, which takes place September 30 to October 4 at the Gas Station Arts Centre. The event features members of Hip. Bang!, Rapid Fire Theatre, Der Kaktus, and The Kids in the Hall.
With only a decade of on-stage experience, Shane Mauss has achieved a Master's education in stand-up comedy. He started telling jokes in 2004 and made two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien within his first three years.
There are few Canadian comedians operating on the same level as Mark Forward. He is an absurd storyteller and an unusual talent. His debut stand-up comedy album, Things I Thought Of, was released earlier this year.