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10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in December

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Daniel Chai Dec 04, 2017 7:18 pm 797

When the weather gets colder, the comedy gets hotter! From improv to stand-up to Christmas, here is our list of 10 hilarious comedy events in Vancouver this December.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Ten Things I Hate About Yule

  • What: A night of anti-Xmas comedy cheer from Dylan Rhymer, Simon King, Jenny Toews, Harris Anderson, Valerio Miconi, host Brett Martin and more.
  • When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm
  • WhereMorrissey Pub – 1227 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

One Hitter Quitter Grand Finale

  • What: The One Hitter Quitter Grand Finale brings all the winners of all the 2017 One Hitter Quitter Competitions together for a massive showdown. Featuring headliner Steev Letts and MC John Guy.
  • When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $7

Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live Onstage

  • What: As part of acclaimed Zee Zee Theatre’s tenth anniverary season, Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live Onstage is a talk show peepshow into the history of Vancouver’s drag queen scene. Created by Cameron Mackenzie and Dave Deveau, and hosted by Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • WhereXYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $25

Storytelling Championship

  • What: The top storytellers of the 2017 Vancouver Story Slam season bring their best stories to the stage. The winner as selected by anonymous audience ballot will receive $200 cash, a large engraved trophy, and the coveted title of 2017 Vancouver Story Slam Champion. Al Tee, Alix Born, Cory Thibert, David Johnson, Emily Kelsall, Griffin Tedeschini, Mike Funergy, Reive Doig, Shlomo McPeake, and Spillious will share unique, original stories. The evening will begin with a guest story from two-time Storytelling Champion Bryant Ross
  • When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Mad Max: Yellow Brick Road

  • What: Instant Theatre Company takes the post-apocalyptic setting of the blockbuster feature film and drops it into the world of Oz. There will be an epic rap battle between Glinda and the Wicked Witch— featuring feats of verbal dexterity, creative rhyme schemes, and brutal burns. There’s also a car chase battle sequence using nothing but blocks, glitter, and an absurdly sized air cannon.
  • When: December 13 to 16, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Eventbrite; $15-$20

Hey, Hey, It’s the Garbage Sisters’ Improv Show!

  • What: Denea Campbell and Stacey McLachlan are The Garbage Sisters improv duo, who are definitely biologically related and definitely bio-waste management professionals. They will be joined for their magical night of comedy by Marta Wesselhoff, Maarten Bayliss, Shane McLean, Ronald Dario and Ryan D. Anderson.
  • When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5

Mad House – The Jedi Doth Return 

  • What: A live reading of “William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return” by Mad House Productions. Featuring costumes, door prizes, and more.
  • When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5

A Very Very Gluttonous Christmas

  • What: An all-star list of drag artists, comedians, and entertainers for a Christmas special. Featuring an intimate retelling of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, a Santa-dad for the bad boys and girls, a Christmas photobooth, and wild stand up routines to make you chuckle, “ho ho ho”.
  • When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Cards Against Vancouver Launch Party

  • What: The Fictionals are launching the long-awaited Cards Against Vancouver tribute deck at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, December 20, and you’re all invited to see the new cards brought to life onstage.
  • When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

2017 Year In Review with Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: The lead-up to the US election, Kate and Will’s visit, climate change, the demise of Brangelina and the construction of more Bike Lanes are just a few of the stories that grabbed the headlines this year. All these and more provide fodder for Vancouver TheatreSports’ quick-witted improvisers as they find the funny in the important and not so important events of 2016. 
  • When: December 26 to December 31, 2017
  • Time: Various showtimes
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10.75-$39.50

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

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