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10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in December

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Daniel Chai Nov 30, 2018 11:08 am 923

Fill your December with the sound of laughter! Here are 10 great comedy events happening in Vancouver this month, including Conan O’Brien, Letterkenny Live!, and more.

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

Gina Brillon

What: Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old, and has made appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Gina is the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase.

When: Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: the Comedy MIX – 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sebastian Maniscalco

What: Just for Laughs’ Stand Up Comedian of the Year (2016) Sebastian Maniscalco is coming to Vancouver as part of his new tour, Stay Hungry. He will be reflecting on his path and all of the hard work it has taken to get to this point in his career as well as his new role as a dad.

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

God is a Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special

What: God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from fruitcake to Boxing Day in an all new and holiday special. Featuring an opening act performing all of the holiday favourites. Performed by Mike Delamont.

When: Wednesday, December 5 to Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Puppet Festival’s Triple XXXmas Cabaret

What: Triple XXXmas Calabret is hosted by Phantom Signal’s Jayson McDonald and features performances by the Murderous Mindy the Mermaid, the Amorous burlesque stylings of Dandeelyon Wine & Fluffy 10th Street, irreverent musings & observations by the lovable monster Merv, an inappropriate edition of the hit game show The Mating Game (audience participation required), and more. A fundraiser for the Vancouver International Puppet Festival.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Storytelling Championship

What: The 14th annual Vancouver Story Slam Storytelling Championship is the grand finale of the 2018 Vancouver Story Slam season. Top storytellers bring their best stories to the stage, with the winner selected by anonymous audience ballot receiving $200 cash, a large engraved trophy, and the coveted title of 2018 Vancouver Story Slam Champion. Second and third placers will receive $125 and $75.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Conan O’Brien & Friends: An Evening of Stand-up and Investment Tips

What: Conan O’Brien’s Vancouver stop will feature performances from Ron Funches (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black-ish), Laurie Kilmartin (Conan, Last Comic Standing), Moses Storm (Father of the Year) and Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect 2, Curb Your Enthusiasm).

When: Friday, December 14, 2018
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre —  630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $55.75 to $75.75

Christopher Titus

What: Christopher Titus is the star and creator of the Fox show, “Titus,” and has released eight ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central. His seventh special, Born With a Defect, premiered in 2017 and spent six weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts.

When: Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Granville Island Stage – 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $38-$48

Letterkenny Live! – The Encore

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What: Starring Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan), and Mark Forward (Coach), the stars of the award-winning CraveTV original series Letterkenny. The Encore tour features original sketches performed by Letterkenny favourites, additional sketches and video not seen on the original tour, as well as original stand-up sets from Wilson and Mark Forward.

When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $39.50-$79.50

Improv Against Humanity: HO HO HOrrible Holiday Special

What: The Fictionals and special guests Those Guys are celebrating the Christmas Season with a HO HO HOliday Special at the Rio Theatre. Enter for your chance at Christmas gifts, enjoy hilarious comedy inspired by a live CAH tournament, and help crown the new Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

2018 Year in Review with Vancouver TheatreSports

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What: Vancouver TheatreSports 2018 Year in Review takes an improvised look at the year’s top stories and adds a much-needed comedic perspective to prepare for the coming year. No event is safe from ridicule and, as always, the scenarios will be based on audience suggestions challenging the quick-witted improvisers to create instant, unscripted comedy.

When: Wednesday, December 26 to Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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

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