ABOUT US

Fully-interactive, improv-based theatre company travels anywhere in Canada to the venue you have booked

Smoking Gun Entertainment is a growing Canadian Company made up of writers, performers, improvisation artists and comedians.  We are one of the oldest murder mystery companies in the country, sleuthing since 1987. 

We have talented local troupes in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Vancouver, Barrie, Moncton and coming soon to more cities near you!

We specialize in:

CORPORATE CHRISTMAS PARTIES
TEAM BUILDING
PRIVATE GATHERINGS
PUBLIC SHOWS
FUNDRAISERS
ANNIVERSARIES, STAGS AND BIRTHDAYS

We Have:

HIGHLY INTERACTIVE SCRIPTS
PROFESSIONAL ACTORS

Do We do Anything Besides Murder Mysteries?

Beyond murder mysteries, we offer any improv entertainment you dream up.  We have provided Unexpected Guests; plants in the workplace, the date from Hell or your long-lost cousin at your next BBQ.   We’ve recreated the show “Dallas” on a ranch for 500 guests from Rogers, customized a safety show for Enbridge, and wrote and performed a Las Vegas staged script at a fun money casino, then interacted with the guests in character just to name a few.  You dream it, we can pull it off.

What’s not included?

You’ll book your venue and your meal and we will join you wherever you are!  There are no travel fees inside our major cities but we will travel wherever you would like us to be! We will need you or the venue to provide a good working sound system for groups over 50.  The actors will need a small space to store their street clothes, props and possible victims as the night wears on.

HOW IT WORKS

Over cocktails, you’ll be introduced to your characters and immersed in the theme of the evening, whether it’s a roaring 20’s mafia theme, a wedding, or a funeral, just as an example.  The actors will mingle among your guests, breaking the ice and creating comic scenes.  As dinner is served, the action starts.  Because it’s not staged theatre, guests still talk amongst themselves and are only needed to watch bigger scenes a few times over the course of the night, which makes for a great flowing event. 

From heated arguments to clues dropped at your table, you are given the chance to talk to all the characters as they come table to table.  Just about every show has an interactive component, such as the Pig Hollering competition in the Hillbilly Wedding, or an 80’s Trivia Contest in the High School Reunion or a Dating Game in our Valentines Show. No one is forced to participate, we only take willing guests while their friends or co-workers look on and laugh (and take pictures for later blackmailing).

There are stabbings, gunfire, poisonings and hangings, most of which happens right in front of your eyes.  The ever-clever detective leads an investigation in which you are fully involved.   Physical evidence is placed on a table for you to peruse and analyze.  Early on, you are provided a list of suspects and a ballot you fill out at the end of the show, which are collected before the summation is revealed to you.  We hand out a certificate to the person with the best answer and even a Bumbling Fool certificate to the funniest answer.

We just do the entertainment, and leave the venue and dinner plan to you, so you have full control over your night.  We can show up anywhere:  Your house, a restaurant, a hotel, community centres, or whatever fits your group!


Smoking Gun Entertainment is a growing Canadian Company made up of writers, performers, improvisation artists and comedians.  We are one of the oldest murder mystery companies in the country, sleuthing since 1987. 

We have talented local troupes in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Vancouver, Barrie, Moncton and coming soon to more cities near you!

We encourage you to have fun with this website, because, like us...it’s interactive and addictive!

Phone number: 403-703-5337 || Toll-free: 1-855-MURDER1 (1-855-687-3371)