About the Gentlemen

Eric Fell

Eric Heckler

The mastermind behind the cult smash “The Critical Hit Show: a Live Dungeons & Dragons Comedy Experience,” and veteran of the world-renowned Vancouver TheatreSports League, Eric performs hundreds of improvised comedy shows each year.

He has contributed several pieces to CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera and co-created the critically acclaimed adventure spoof “Raiders of the Lost Improv,” which enjoyed a three-month run at the New Revue Stage in Vancouver.  His other comedy formats, including “25 in 20,” “Inside the Director’s Chair,” and “Doctor Hell’s House of Bloody Terrors” have played at some of Vancouver’s finest comedy venues.

Eric’s many festival appearances include The Vancouver Comedy Festival, The Vancouver Improv Festival, the Vancouver Poetry Festival, and the Olio Festival.

In 2009, Eric co-hosted and wrote 65 episodes of the internet series “Behind the Scenes with Shaun and Eric” along with fellow Heckler Shaun Stewart.

Eric has an impressive collection of Tiki Mugs and 1970s Star Wars action figures.


Patrick Maliha

Patrick Heckler

Patrick Maliha is the world record holder for most impressions in one minute- beating out the previous record holder, Dana Carvey. His act has been described as Ray Romano meets a 21st Century Don Rickles.

Patrick co-hosted The Afternoon Buzz every Monday to Friday on Talk 1410 Radio for which he won numerous awards including, Favourite Afternoon Radio Show. His love of television and film has led him to become a voting member of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, one half of “The Movie Guys” on the TV show Urban Rush, Head Writer and Producer for the KVOS television show “Off Centre Television,” host of “UR at The Movies,” and the nationally syndicated television show “The New Driver’s Seat”.

A professional stand-up comedian and talented impressionist, Patrick has Headlined and MC’ed various shows at a multitude of comedy clubs, festivals, and corporate events through out Canada and the U.S. In 2008 and 2009 he was voted Favourite Vancouver Comedian in the prestigious Georgia Straight ‘Best Of’ Awards and has been featured on CBC radio, XM and Sirius satellite radio’s various comedy programs. His one-hour Comedy Now special aired in the fall of 2011 on both CTV and The Comedy Network.


Shaun Stewart

Shaun Heckler

Shaun Stewart has been performing improv around Vancouver since 2005. He has an alter-ego as a dwarf fighter in the Critical Hit Show: A Live Dungeons and Dragons Experience. He is a math student at the University of British Columbia and it only gets geekier from there. He was a co-host of the web series “Behind the Scenes with Shaun and Eric” on Movieset.com.