Some of Canada's best improvisational comedians will be making a stop in Grande Prairie with their new show this summer.
Roman Danylo, Ken Lawson, David Milchard, and Chris Casillian perform the Comic Strippers, with their respective talents spanning stand up comedy to viral Internet videos.
The four performers are all friends, and Danylo said that is one of the best parts of touring.
"There really is nothing better for me than to be travelling around with my friends, and heading to different parts of Canada."
The act started touring theatres last January, starting with a show in Fort McMurray, which sold out a 600-seat theatre two weeks prior to the show.
"The show is crazy; the first few times we did it, and pretty much every time since, the reaction is crazy and overwhelming, all across the board," he said.
Danylo noted they welcome all genders to the show, and the audience usually consists of 70 to 80% women. He explained the show came to be after his wife attended an actual male stripper performance.
"She said it was packed, and I said well we've got torsos, we can do that."
Danylo encourages men to attend the show, saying they should definitely not shy away, because the performers have what they call "comedy bodies," suggesting a difference in physique from actual male strippers.
"It's really to their benefit," he added.
One of the main draws to the show is that it is an improv show, meaning each show takes a different turn and causes different reactions. Danylo said the improvisation aspect is a huge challenge to the performers, because you're promising a funny show without knowing what is going to be happen.