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10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in July

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Daniel Chai Jul 07, 2016 3:00 am

Summertime is the perfect time to catch stand-up, improv, and sketch around the city. Plan your laughs with our list of 10 great comedy events in Vancouver this July.

Sidekicks

Sidekicks Comedy

Sidekicks

Vancouver’s only duo sketch comedy show. Presented by the team behind The Hero Show, Sidekicks pairs up comedians in fresh and veteran combos, including Christine Bortolin and Nima Gholamipour, Fatima Dhowre and Randee Neumeyer, and Kia Rae and Malcolm Macleod.

When: July 7 at 9 pm
Where: The China Cloud (524 Main Street)
Tickets: $10, available here

The Big Picture: An Improvised Movie

The Big Picture

Vancouver TheatreSports League

Experience all your favourite movies in one hilarious mashup as Vancouver TheatreSports League pays tribute to the summer blockbuster. The actors on stage, and the audience in the seats, will together create a different ‘overnight smash hit’ each and every night of the show’s run.

When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 pm
Where: The Improv Centre (1502 Duranleau Street)
Tickets: $10 to 23.50, available here

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Comedy at Yagger’s

Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie Della Siepe

The 20th edition of Comedy at Yagger’s features a lineup full of stand-up headliners, including Ivan Decker, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Kevin Banner and Eddie Della Siepe (Video On Trial, Love Court).

When: July 11 at 9 pm
Where: Yagger’s Kits (2884 West Broadway )
Tickets: $5 plus tax, available here

Kings Head Comedy

Kings Head Comedy

Kings Head Comedy

Hosts Colin Sharp and James Kennedy bring a rotating lineup of top comedians to Kitchen Table in Kitsilano every Tuesday night. Never know who’s going to jump on the mic, so head out for an evening of laughs.

When: Every Tuesday at 9 pm
Where: Kitchen Table (1618 Yew Street)
Tickets: $5, available here

Vancouver Improv Fight Club and The Open Challenge

Vancouver Improv Fight Club

The Fictionals

Grad School Improv and Puzzles & Puns battle for comedy glory at Cafe Deux Soleils, where the audience decides the victor. Then stick around for The Fictionals’ Open Challenge, a comedy mixer for anyone wanting to try improv in a fun and encouraging environment.

When: June 12 at 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive)
Tickets: $5-7, available here

Pemby Comedy at Pemberton Music Festival

Maria Bamford

Image: Maria Bamford

Some of the world’s funniest comedians take over Pemberton Music Festival during the four-day extravaganza. Cheech and Chong, Maria Bamford, Doug Benson and more will bring the laughs underneath Mt. Currie.

When: July 14 to 17 at various times
Where: Pemberton Music Festival
Tickets: $315-1799, available here

$1000 Search for Vancouver’s Funniest Amateur Comedian

Suzy Rawsome

Suzy Rawsome

The city’s finest amateur stand-ups, improvisers, singers and performers battle it out weekly for the $1,000 Grand Prize (to be awarded August 13), and the coveted title of Funniest Amateur Comedian in Vancouver. Presented by Rawsome Comedy and The Emerald Supper Club.

When: July 9, July 23, August 6, and August 13 at 9 pm
Where: The Emerald Supper Club (555 Gore Avenue)
Tickets: $10, available here

Queer Prov 10th Anniversary Show

Queer Prov

Queer Prov

The Queer Prov Queer Comedy Troupe celebrates it’s 10th anniversary with a special show that will bring back players that have entertained the LGBTQ community and beyond. Hosted by co-founder Pearce Visser, the show will touch on player memories, past show formats and more.

When: July 18 at 8 pm
Where: XYYVR (1216 Bute Street)
Tickets: By Donation, available here

Guilt Ridden Sociopath

Byron Bertram

Byron Bertram

After receiving rave reviews around the world, Vancouverite Byron Bertram brings Guilt Ridden Sociopath back home. Comedian Byron Bertram hasn’t done anything wrong, but he still feels bad about it. This confidently vulnerable, insecure ego maniac takes you a personal and relatable journey of mental health issues and hilarity.

When: July 19 to 23 at 9 pm
Where: Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Drive)
Tickets: $10-15, available here

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a nationally-touring, Billboard charting pop band with a cello, a meowing cat keyboard, and songs about dinosaurs, Cats & Netflix, space and Dungeons and Dragons. Their YouTube videos boast over 2 million views and have been featured on Gawker, BoingBoing, io9 and more.

When: July 30 at 2:30 pm
Where: Storm Crow Alehouse (1619 West Broadway)
Info: Available here


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

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