The best improv isn’t just about making you laugh. It’s about shaking your heart so hard that the laughs spill out like rubies, escaped raccoons, winning dice rolls. For ten years Without Annette have been playing stages across Montreal, Canada and the U.S. — gathering rubies, chasing raccoons, betting the farm.
Without Annette is the in-house improv comedy troupe at the renowned Ernie Butler’s Comedy Nest in Montreal. Without Annette has performed in festivals across Canada and the U.S. as well as at charity, school, private and corporate functions across Quebec.
Its members have served as judges at the Just For Laughs Improv Tournament, the Montreal Fringe Festival and the McGill Improv Summit, and have collectively performed in 5 countries across 3 continents–that’s a good country-to-continent ratio!
Without Annette’s signature shows include:
- Argument With a Dolphin: an improvised play, broken up by playful palette-cleansing scenes, as seen at the 2009 Chicago Improv Festival and the 2008 Montreal Fringe Festival.
- Uno: a Montreal twist to Chicago-style long-form improv, as seen at the 2008 Toronto Improv Festival and the 2006 Victoria Improv Festival.
- Valentine’s Date: an improvised gameshow where the troupe plays matchmaker to audience bachlors and bachlorettes
- Radio Daze: an improvised radio play in the dark, as seen in the 2006 Montreal Fringe Festival
- Improv, Lies & Videotape: an improvised documentary, as seen in the 2005 Montreal Fringe Festival
- Murder, You Wrote: an improvised murder mystery, as seen at the 2004 Montreal Fringe Festival
- Après Fools: a show that places the troupe at the mercy of prankster resulting in humiliation and occasional loss of oxygen