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79 places to watch comedy in Vancouver every day of the week

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Daniel Chai Nov 21, 2016 4:59 am 1,000
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Vancouver is a world-class comedy city, with international touring acts and local comics rocking the mic daily. From stand-up to improv, sketch to open mics, there is something for every funny bone to enjoy.

To get you started on your own comedy journey, here are 79 ongoing comedy nights in Vancouver.

Mondays

The Laugh Gallery with Graham Clark

Graham Clark, host of the Laugh Gallery

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  • What: Stand-up showcase hosted by Graham Clark, featuring new talent, local legends and prizes.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Every Monday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Eight and a Half Inches of Comedy

  • What: Stand-up comedy hosted by Devin Alexander and Alex Sparling, featuring pro comics from all over North America.
  • Where: Eight 1/2 – 151 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Every Monday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Queer Prov

  • What: Queer improv comedy brings weekly laughs to the West End.
  • Where: XY – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Monday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: No cover

Stacked Comedy

  • What: Stand up comedy show featuring some of the best comedians in Vancouver and touring headliners from across Canada. Produced by Karl Sullivan.
  • Where: Yagger’s Kitsilano – 2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Every Monday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

BFF Club Comedy

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  • What: Stand-up, improv, sketch and more. Hosted by Stefan MacNeil, Brad Dorion and Jenny Toews.
  • Where: Yagger’s on Pender – 433 West Pender, Vancouver
  • When: First and third Monday of every month at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Brewhaha Comedy Night

  • What: Comedy showcase in the Granville Island Brewery taproom.
  • Where: Granville Island Brewing – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • When: Fourth Monday of every month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Tuesdays

Hot Improv Tuesdays at Cafe Deux Soleils

The Fictionals

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  • What: The Fictionals present award-winning improv comedy every Tuesday night, with special guests, themed shows, and more. Also includes the Short-Form Mixer on the second Tuesday of each month, and the Long-Form Jamboree on the Fourth Tuesday of each month.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Every Tuesday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 for students

Komedy at Kino Cafe

  • What: Stand-up comedy featuring local performers and touring acts.
  • Where: Kino Cafe – 3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Tuesday at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Little Mountain Improv

  • What: Long and short form improv, weekly guests, and updates on how everything is going for bees.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Every Tuesday at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5

ProAm Comedy at the Comedy Mix

  • What: Amateur comedians of all skill levels perform alongside a professional headliner, a professional host, and MC.
  • Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Tuesday at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: $8

Tuesday Comedy Showcase with Second Storey Theatre

  • What: Second Storey Theatre presents an improv showcase that’s fun for the whole family.
  • Where: Terry Fox Theatre – 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam
  • When: Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $8.50

Sin Peaks

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  • What: A live improvised soap opera with different themes each season.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Every Tuesday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $8

Top Talent Showcase at Yuk Yuk’s

  • What: A showcase of newer comics vying for a coveted weekend spot, and a development ground for new material for already seasoned comics.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Tuesday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show

  • What: Vancouver’s top improvisors explore anonymous secrets from the audience to create comedy.
  • Where: XY – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: First Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5 + a secret

BlanketFort Story Time

  • What: A show inside of a BlanketFort, where the performers and audience build the fort together, then tell stories, jokes and share music inside.
  • Where: Astoria – 769 East Hastings, Vancouver
  • When: First Tuesday of every month at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: By Donation

Central City Comedy

  • What: A ProAm comedy night with a headlining comic.
  • Where: Peacock Bar and Grill – 10257 King George Highway, Surrey
  • When: Second Tuesday of every month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Lights – Improvised Sketch Comedy

  • What: An hour of improvised sketches from the hottest improv comedians in the city. Produced by Jamie Chrest, Dan Dumsha, and Sarah Dawn Pledge.
  • Where: XY – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Wednesdays

Stand-Up & Deliver!

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  • What: Weekly stand-up open mic and showcase, hosted by Ed Konyha and Sam Tonning.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Every Wednesday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: No Cover

Cords Comedy

  • What: Weekly Standup Comedy showcase hosted by Chris Griffin.
  • Where: Corduroy – 1943 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Every Wednesday at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: TheatreSports and Firecracker improv shows.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm and 9:15 pm
  • Tickets: $7.50 to $15

Amateur Night at Yuk Yuk’s

  • What: Amateur comics at their best and worst.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Wednesday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7

Comedy Showcase at the Comedy Mix

  • What: Comedy Showcase highlights a mix of local pro comedy talent.
  • Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Wednesday at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Wednesday Comedy Showcase with Second Storey Theatre

  • What: Second Storey Theatre presents an improv showcase that’s fun for the whole family.
  • Where: Terry Fox Theatre – 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam
  • When: Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $8.50

Amateur Night at Yuk Yuk’s Abbotsford

  • What: Amateur comics at their best and worst.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2509 Pauline, Abbotsford
  • When: Every Wednesday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Fox Hole Comedy

  • What: Stand-up comedy every Wednesday in the Projection Room, upstairs at the Fox Cabaret.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret –2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Wednesday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

The Gentlemen Hecklers

  • What: Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart provide hilarious live commentary for the best bad movies.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Second Wednesday of every month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Improv Against Humanity

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  • What: The Fictionals presents a live game show featuring Cards Against Humanity comedy, prizes, and the crowning of Vancouver’s Most Horrible Person.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Third Wednesday of every month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

The Critical Hit Show

  • What: A quest for comic glory and snacks in a live, improvised show inspired by the world’s most popular role-playing game.
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Fourth Wednesday of every month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Roast Battles Vancouver

  • What: Vancouver comedians go head-to-head in a battle of wit and insults, hosted by Fatima Dhowre.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Monthly on rotating Wednesdays at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Blind Tiger Comedy Student Showcase

  • What: Performances from Blind Tiger Comedy improv students.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: First and Second Wednesdays at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Thursdays

Vancouver TheatreSports League

Vancouver TheatreSports League Firecracker!

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  • What: Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition and OK Tinder improv shows.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 7:30 pm and 9:15 pm
  • Tickets: $7.50 to $15

Jokes Please!

  • What: Stand-up comedy showcase hosted by Andy Kallstrom, Ross Dauk and Ivan Decker.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Benny’s Bagels Comedy Open Mic

  • What: Stand-up open mic with a variety of hosts and headliners.
  • Where: Benny’s Bagels – 2505 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: No Cover

Showcase Night at Yuk Yuk’s

  • What: Stand-up comedy with new headliners each week.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Marquee Show at Comedy Mix

  • What: Stand-up comedy with a new touring act each week.
  • Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: $15

Fresh Faces! Comedy Slam at Lafflines

  • What: Features fresh faces in the comedy world and some veteran comics who come out to try new material.
  • Where: Lafflines – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • When: Every Thursday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Touring Headliner at Yuk Yuk’s Abbotsford

  • What: A new headlining comic each week.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2509 Pauline, Abbotsford
  • When: Every Thursday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

The Bomb Shelter Open Mic

  • What: Comedians, musicians and spoken word artists are invited to perform at Goldies. Produced by Suzy Rawsome.
  • Where: Goldies – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 7 pm
  • Tickets: No Cover with Food Purchase

One Hitter Quitter Comedy Showdown

  • What: Stand-up competition hosted by Ed Konyha and Stephen Peever.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: First Thursday of every month at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $7

Geek: Interesting and The Radical’s Truth And Fiction Double Bill

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  • What: Geek: Interesting and The Radical team up for a geeky trivia and comedy double bill.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Second Thursday of every month at 7 pm
  • Tickets: $5

That Filthy Show

  • What: A night of burlesque, comedy and music with some of the most twisted acts around. Hosted by David DJ Roy.
  • Where: Pat’s Pub – 403 Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Second Thursday of every month at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5 to $10

The HERO SHOW

  • What: A night of slightly strange Solo Sketch Comedy, featuring some of the best comedians in Vancouver. Hosted by Cameron Macleod
  • Where: The China Cloud– 524 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Second Thursday of every month at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $10

The Sidekicks HERO SHOW

  • What: Duo Sketch Comedy hosted by Nima Gholamipour and Ember Konopaki
  • Where: The China Cloud– 524 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Bi-Monthly on rotating Thursdays at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Fridays

Cagematch Comedy

Instant Theatre

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  • What: Instant Theatre’s weekly showdown, where three improv groups enter the ring to delight you with their unique brand of longform.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Every Friday at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: $8

Touring Headliner at Lafflines

  • What: Stand-up comedy with new headliner each week.
  • Where: Lafflines – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • When: Every Friday at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: $20

Marquee Show at Comedy Mix

  • What: Stand-up comedy with a new touring act each week.
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Friday at 8 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: $18

Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition, TheatreSports and Improv After Dark
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Friday at 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm and 11:15 pm
  • Tickets: $15 to $23.50

Touring Headliner at Yuk Yuk’s

  • What: Stand-up comedy with new headliners each week.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Friday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $20

Touring Headliner at Yuk Yuk’s Abbotsford

  • What: A new headlining comic each week.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2509 Pauline, Abbotsford
  • When: Every Friday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $20

Barely Legal: An Underground Comedy Show

  • What: Sophie Buddle and Gavin Matts put on a secret stand up show somewhere in Chinatown, with established and emerging talents in a small packed room.
  • Where: Email [email protected]com for the address
  • When: First Friday of every month at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Vancouverite: A Comedy Show

  • What: Brent Constantine and Amber Harper-Young host a comedy show featuring some of the city’s best local comedians’ stories about Vancouver, adjusting to life here, and leaving home.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monthly on rotating Fridays at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 + SC in advance, $10 at the door

Blind Tiger Comedy House Team Showcase

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  • What: Performances from Blind Tiger Comedy House Teams.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: First Friday of every month at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Graham Clark presents…

  • What: Graham Clark presents… offers a different comedy show each month.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monthly on rotating Fridays at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 + SC in advance, $10 at the door

Grad School Improv

  • What: Long form narrative improv, monthly guests, and theatrical improv miniseries.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Third Friday of every month at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Improv Voltron

  • What: The Radical Improv troupe teams up with a special guest each month for a unique comedy combination.
  • Where: The Heritage Grill – 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • When: Third Friday of every month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7

Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me

  • What: Part comedy show, part art class. Join comedian Alicia Tobin and her special guests for an evening of drawings and laughings – no art skill required.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monthly on rotating Fridays at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 + SC in advance, $10 at the door

Saturdays

Comedy Basement at Goldies

Suzy Rawsome

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  • What: Touring professionals, and up-and-comers from Vancouver around the world, produced by Suzy Rawsome.
  • Where: Goldies – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Saturday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $8

Instant Theatre Comedy Showcase

  • What: Instant Theatre presents a rotating schedule of improv delights, including Shakespeare After Dark, The Outer Middle Zone, The Darkest Hour, and more.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Every Saturday at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: $8

Marquee Show at Comedy Mix

  • What: Stand-up comedy with a new touring act each week.
  • Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Saturday at 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: $18

Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition, TheatreSports and Improv After Dark
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Saturday at 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm and 11:15 pm
  • Tickets: $15 to $23.50

Touring Headliner at Lafflines

  • What: Stand-up comedy with new headliner each week.
  • Where: Lafflines – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • When: Every Saturday at 8 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: $20

Touring Headliner at Yuk Yuk’s

  • What: Stand-up comedy with new headliners each week.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Saturday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $20

Touring Headliner at Yuk Yuk’s Abbotsford

  • What: A new headlining comic each week.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2509 Pauline, Abbotsford
  • When: Every Saturday at 7 pm and 10 pm
  • Tickets: $20

The New Thing

  • What: Improv, stand-up and sketch comedy show.
  • Where: SchoolCreative – 112 East 3rd, Vancouver
  • When: Every Saturday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Teen Angst Night

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  • What: A comedic reading series where readers share poetry, songs, letters, and more from their teenage years. Created by Sara Bynoe.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret –2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monthly on rotating Saturdays at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Bloodfeud: Standup vs Improv 

  • What: A comedy battle between Vancouver stand-ups and improvisers. Hosted by Matty Vu and Malcolm McLeod.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Third Saturday of every month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $5

Stand Up Stand OUT

  • What: Vancouver’s only LGBT+ stand-up comedy show. Each show features a headliner and featured comedians, as well as open mic spots where anyone can try out their new jokes. Hosted by Carrie Sully and Alissa MC
  • Where: XY – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: Last Saturday of every month at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: $7 or No Cover if you sign up for open mic

Teenage Dirtbag with Jacob Samuel

  • What: Hosted by stand-up comic and New Yorker cartoonist Jacob Samuel, comedians explore the follies of youth.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monthly on rotating Saturdays at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 + SC in advance, $10 at the door

Weird Al Karaoke

  • What: Vancouver comedians perform original parody songs, live.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Last Saturday of every month at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Geeks versus Nerds Vancouver

  • What: Vancouver comedians debate pop-culture and fan-favourite topics.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Last Saturday of every month at 7 pm
  • Tickets: $5

We Know Nothing About Art: A Comedy Show

  • What: Comedian Abdul Aziz and his friends do their best to make sense of the world’s most treasured works of art, with little to no formal training in the field.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monthly on rotating Saturdays at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 + SC in advance, $10 at the door

Comedy Shocker

  • What: A dark and dirty comedy showcase. Adults Only.
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Quarterly on rotating Saturdays at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Sundays

Vancouver TheatreSport’s Rookie League

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  • What: VTSL’s young stars showcase their talents in front of a hungry crowd.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Sunday at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $8

Crafty Comedy

  • What: Open mic with bright eyed newbies and seasoned veterans.
  • Where: 12 Kings Pub – 395 Kingsway, Vancouver
  • When: Every Sunday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: No Cover

The Sunday Service

  • What: Canadian Comedy Award improv comedy.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret –2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Sunday at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $7

Streetfight and Instant Theatre Comedy Showcase

  • What: Streetfight has two teams facing off with short form scenes to delight and astonish you. Afterwards, Instant Theatre presents a rotating series of shows, including Double Down. Audio/Video, Actor’s Nightmare, and more
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Every Sunday at 7:30 pm and 9 pm
  • Tickets: $8

The Monthly at Yuk Yuk’s

  • What: An all female comedy revue
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: First Sunday at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

Double Down Comedy at Finch and Barley

  • What: Stand-up comedy with a rotating series of headliners. Produced by Brendan Bourque.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s– 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: First Sunday of each month at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $5

The Brett Martin Show

  • What: The Brett Martin show is a Vancouver based talk show, featuring guests, monologues, sketches and more.
  • Where: Finch and Barley – 250 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  • When: Second Sunday of each month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7

Comedy at Big Rock

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  • What: Stand-up comedy showcase with a revolving cast of comedians.
  • Where: Big Rock Urban – 310 West 4th, Vancouver
  • When: Third Sunday of each month at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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