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9 Vancouver comedy events to check out in August

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Daniel Chai Aug 04, 2016 3:00 am

Vancouver is home to world-class comedy in August, with exceptional stand-up, improv, and variety shows happening all over the city. Here are 9 great comedy events that you should check out.

Chug-A-Lug Comedy

Chug-A-Lug Comedy

Chug-A-Lug Comedy

The inaugural Chug-A-Lug Comedy at Yagger’s Downtown. Hosted by Vancouver favourites Stefan MacNeil, Brad Dorion, and Jenny Toews, Chug-A-Lug Comedy features top amateur and professional stand up comedians, as well as improv from members of The Sunday Service.

When: Every 1st and 3rd Monday at 9 pm
Where: Yagger’s Downtown – 433 Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $5, available here

The HERO SHOW – Jumper Cables

The HERO SHOW

The HERO SHOW

The HERO SHOW is back for another electrifying night of solo sketch comedy at the China Cloud. Come recharge your comedy batteries with host Cam Macleod and jump start your imaginations with Kyle Fines, Amanda Jane Porter, Shawn Norman, and more.

When: August 11 at 9 pm
Where: China Cloud – 524 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $10, available here

OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy at Vancouver TheatreSports League

OK Tinder

OK Tinder

Vancouver TheatreSports pokes fun at Vancouver’s notorious dating scene with OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy. Improvisers ‘match up’ every Wednesday night to turn the good, the bad and the ludicrous of Vancouver’s dating scene into 60 minutes of side-splitting laughter.

When: Every Wednesday at 9:15 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $5, available here

Laugh Track! Stand-Up at the Fox starring Chris Fairbanks

Laugh Track

Laugh Track

A West Coast comedy spectacular featuring the best comedy this side of the Rockies. Hosts The Sunday Service present headliner Chris Fairbanks, who has appeared on Comedy Central, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Vh1 and TruTV. Also on the bill are Courtney Kawal, Stacey Hallal, and Dino Archie.

When: August 13 at 8 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $15, available here

Instant Theatre Date Auction Fundraiser

Instant Theatre

Instant Theatre

Ever wanted to spend some more time with the wonderful improvisers of Instant Theatre? Head down to Instant Studios to bid in a live auction on fantastic date packages that include activities like the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a High-Flying Trapeze Lesson, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and more.

When: August 13 at 8 pm
Where: Instant Studios – 529 East Broadway, Vancouver
More Info: available here

Improv Voltron: The Radical X Inside Shows

Improv Voltron

Improv Voltron

The Radical and Inside Shoes join up for a massive night of entertainment. Each improv comedy troupe will perform their own showcases, then come together for a jam of epic proportions.

When: August 19 at 8 pm
Where: The Heritage Grill – 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: $5, available here

Marginalized Stand-Up Comedy

Marginalized

Marginalized

An eclectic group of stand-up comedians from LA are fighting against racism, ignorance and hate with the best tool at their disposal: vulnerable, unadulterated, and hilarious free speech. Presented by Rawsome Comedy, Marginalized stars Tamer Kattan (winner of the World Series of Comedy in 2015), Jessica Keenan (The Comedy Store), Zoe Rogers (Edinburgh Fringe), and Movses Shakarian (Chelsea on Netflix).

When: August 20 at 8 pm and 10:45 pm
Where: The Emerald – 555 Gore Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $20-25, available here

Eric Andre

Eric Andre

Eric Andre brings his high-energy comedy show to Vancouver. He is the creator and host of The Eric André Show on Adult Swim, co-starred as Mark on the ABC comedy series Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, and recently appeared in PopStar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Think GG Allin meets Gallagher. Don’t forget your poncho.

When: August 23 at 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: $25, available here

Brian Regan

Brian Regan

Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Comedy Central.

When: August 28 at 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $45-52.50 + s/c, available here


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

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