Dragons’ Improv Tank (Vancouver Theatre Sports) – win tickets!

While I have publicly said how much I do NOT like Dragon’s Den (the Canadian show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to angel investors and, more often than not, get throttled and clobbered), I love the idea of Dragon’s Improv Tank (a show that the Vancouver Theatre Sports League is putting together). I love the work that Vancouver Theatre Sports League has done (and yes, my ex used to love improv – that’s exactly how I got into the genre).


Pearce Visser, Margret Nyfors, and Shaun Stewart are discerning Improv Dragons ready for Improv Inventor Ken Lawson’s improv game. Photo by Peter Williams

Opening Gala of Dragons’ Improv Tank is on Thursday, April 26th 7:30 pm – 9 pm at the Improv Centre. I really love the premise behind Dragons’ Improv Tank, and sounds like a lot of fun.

Dragons’ Improv Tank is a hilarious parody of popular business pitch shows, where Improv Inventors pitch “the next big improv game” to discerning Improv Dragons, hoping they’d invest their time, talent, and “money”. The audience will be exposed to at least 10 new ridiculous improv games by the end of the show! This is meant to be a fun evening, so we want you to just sit back and laugh!

To promote the new show, I am hosting a ticket giveaway. The offer includes four tickets to Dragons’ Improv Tank’s Premiere Night on Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 pm. Because I am launching this contest late, I am going to give you, my readers, a chance to enter until April 24th at 3pm (with, as usual, a maximum of 24 hours to claim your prize, otherwise I will redraw). This means that I am going to draw 2 winners, with a pair fo each.

Watch the Improv Dragons’ feeding on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, starting this April 26th at The Improv Centre on Granville Island (1502 Duranleau St., Vancouver, B.C.) Tickets range from $10 to $21. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Vancouver Theatresports League website.

To enter my giveaway just drop a comment on this post telling me what’s the craziest business idea you have ever thought of pitching (if any). Entrepreneurship is hard, and I’m sure you all know that it takes a while to build a company, and some of those successful startups are the result of some crazy idea dreaming. So, tell me, what would be your craziest business idea?

To earn a second entry just post the following on Twitter:

Shared my craziest business idea w/ @hummingbird604 http://is.gd/teXVRO to enter to win tickets to @VanTheatreSport Dragons’ Improv Tank

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  2. The Sound of Music (Gateway Theatre) [win tickets]
  3. Audra McDonald at The Orpheum Theatre presented by Vancouver Recital Society (win tickets)
  4. Evelyn Strange (theatre, win tickets)
  5. i.r.l. by Shadows & Dreams Theatre Company (win tickets)

Comments (12)

KimberlyApril 20th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Hmmm…haven’t really thought of one, but how about a piano that automatically tunes itself, no need for an actual tuner to come in and fix it?

LorApril 21st, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Buy a bunch of digital cameras Nd rent them out for weddings (better value and more versatile than disposables plus printing)

GudrunApril 21st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

A concierge business for busy people to assist them in their personal lives.

TeeApril 22nd, 2012 at 4:20 am

A “final wishes” cruise for terminally ill patients or seniors on their last leg. A cruise around the world for their last days on earth!

JLApril 22nd, 2012 at 7:54 pm

When I was 16 I wanted to invent a device that would help me remember to water my mom’s plants (so that I wouldn’t have to listen to her remind me). I would sell this product to other teens to save them from the fate of being nagged. My design was a tiny device with a floating bulb attatched to a sting, lever and buzzer. The bulb would float if the watering pan at the bottom of a potted plant was full, and sink if the pan was dry, setting off the buzzer (presumably before any nagging). I think I got a C in my tech class for this project. I was told it was the same design used inside a toilet.

JLApril 22nd, 2012 at 8:00 pm

[typo]: that should say bulb attatched to a “string” not “sting”

Jessica OmanApril 22nd, 2012 at 9:29 pm

A hitchhiking app! (This was before anyone knew what an app was.)

Also, shredded fresh potatoes! (You would think it had been done, but…)

DIY courier service!

ClaudineApril 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I’d like to have a “rent a house”….this is for ppl who want to throw house parties but can’t afford banquet halls or their own place is too small or maybe they share a home and can’t get the house to themselves. This way you rent a house for like 2 days and you can throw a party and then some one else can be responsible to clean up for you after wards.

LoisApril 23rd, 2012 at 9:11 am

Oh so many ideas foregone, I’m sure, as I know I’ve had some crazy ideas I forgot.

But let me think of one: When you bid on Priceline, you get a hotel without knowing what it will be. What if you did something similar for restaurants. E.g., I bid $X, I get a set meal for 2 tonight at a restaurant which I don’t know until I’ve paid for it.
Lois recently posted..Vancouver Biennale Performances, until April 30

CorrinneApril 24th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

hmmm… a personalized grocery shopping list that would tell you exactly where a specific item is located inside the grocery store! It would be great for busy people who want to just get in and get out!

JRayJigglypuffApril 24th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Knitted beard of the month club. Both men and women can enjoy a new knit beard every month by enrolling in this subscription. No need to ever worry about food stains – a new beard is on the way!

Even children can enjoy a knit beard. Great for winter months to keep that face warm.

RaulApril 24th, 2012 at 2:47 pm


Winners of my @VanTheatreSport tix to #DragonsImprovTank are @writeahead and @jrayjigglypuff – email me? raul(@)hummingbird604(.)com

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