Hip.Bang!

Hip.Bang!

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Hip.Bang!’s absurd, playful scene work has delighted audiences at comedy festivals around the world including Chicago, New York, Edmonton, and Philadelphia. While exploring real emotions and honest situations, Tom and Devin simultaneously allow their scenes to be as ridiculous as they are hilarious.

Biography

Having studied with a myriad of the world’s finest minds, Hip.Bang!’s Tom and Devin ultimately cultivate an onstage aesthetic that is uniquely their own. Taking just one word as their inspiration and working without any preconceived structure, their shows range from bawdy, game-filled romps to more linear, story-driven affairs. Influences include 4Track, Scratch, and The Crumbs.

Hip.Bang! has been featured at improv and comedy festivals around North America, including San Francisco SketchFest, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvaganza, the Chicago Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon, DuoFest, the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and more. In 2011 and 2012 they were named Pick of the Fringe at the Victoria Fringe Festival.

In 2011, Hip.Bang! (with Nick Harvey-Cheetham) launched the monthly improv show 10 SPEED, showcasing 10-minute sets from the best in Vancouver improv. If groups exceed their time, Tom and Devin disrupt them in rude, unapologetic ways. The show is a regular sell out since its creation, and has been featured in Olio Festival, Music Waste, and will travel with the group in their upcoming 2013 tour (their second major tour in three years).

“This is world-class improv, worthy to compete with some of the best that New York City has to offer.” –Curtain Up, New York City
“Two hilariously charming guys,” –Monday Mag, Victoria

“[A] hysterical, surprisingly sweet and totally engrossing Improv comedy show.” – NYTheatre.com

To view a short clip from Hip.Bang!’s showcase at the 2011 Vancouver International Improv Festival, visit http://vimeo.com/47894641 or watch the entire 19-minute set at http://vimeo.com/37211475.