You know that thing where you make shit up with your friends and laugh yourself stupid? Fake Ghost Toursis just like that—and you don’t even have to be stoned or 12 years old to enjoy it.

First, a disclaimer that is pretty much meaningless (I think): at the Victoria Fringe, I didn’t actually see Fake Ghost Tours, I saw a newer iteration called Fake Ghost Tours 2: Tour Fast, Tour Furious. But Abdul Aziz and Shawn O’Hara, the guys who wrote and perform these shows, assure me that the format—and the relationship between their two characters—are pretty constant.

In both shows, they tour you around whatever city they’re in, making up bullshit ghost stories. Their giddiness and looseness—they seem to be improvising a fair bit—are infectious.

And a lot of their scripted material is hilarious. In Victoria, my favourite ghost was of a lifestyle blogger who died when she got locked in a float tank over a long weekend. Apparently, when the sky is pregnant with a full moon, you can still hear her whisper, “Oh! You’ve never been to Thailand?”

At the Fringe Hub on September 7 (7:30 p.m.), 8 (3 p.m.), 9 (7:30 p.m.), 10 (7:30 p.m.), 11 (7:30 p.m.), 12 (7:30 p.m.), 13 (7:30 p.m.), 14 (9 p.m.), 15 (3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) Tickets> Colin Thomas(This review is based on a performance at the Victoria Fringe.)


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About Colin Thomas

Colin Thomas is a Vancouver-based editor, an award-winning playwright, and an established theatre critic. Colin helps writers unlock the full potential of their novels, short stories, screenplays, and children's books.

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