What:Vancouver TheatreSports rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival. Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports teams from around the world for head-to-head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTSL’s top improvisers.
When: Tuesday, January 2 to Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
What: Storm Crow is showing the season 11 premiere of the X-Files hosted by the rogue agents of X-files podcasting: Courtney & Alison of the XX-Files Podcast. Along with the screening, there will be spooktacular raffle prizes, fan contests and themed drinks for the evening. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Downtown East Side Women’s Centre.
When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Storm Crow Tavern – 1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Paul Anthony and Talent Time battle Seasonal Affective Disorder with an old fashion BBQ. There will be a picnic on the stage under the hot sun, Ukrainian song and dance by Slava and Anya, comedy by Gavin Matts and Nayana Fielkov, and more.
When: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: A successful actor, writer, producer and musician, Sandler’s films have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide and include box office hits such as Grown Ups, Just Go With It, and You Don’t Mess With the Zohan. In 2014, Sandler signed a deal with Netflix to produce and star in four original movies. The first three films, The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over and Sandy Wexler, were the most-watched movies on Netflix to date, which led to Sandler signing another deal with Netflix for four more.
What: Five time Emmy- and Grammy- nominated Margaret Cho takes the stage on a wildly funny night with Fresh Off the Bloat content that will have you rolling in the aisles. Part of Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, mature audiences only.
When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Whistler Conference Centre – 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler
What: Between Three Wheels is a spoken weird talk show brought to you by the Tiny Tricycle Poets: Emma Field, Angelica Poversky, and Andrew Warner. The trio have competed together and against each other in local poetry competitions like BC’s Hullabaloo and at national festivals like Voices of Today.
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Havana Restaurant – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Perhaps best known as the creator and star of The Office, Extras, and Derek, Ricky Gervais has had a busy couple of years with an international theatrical and DVD release, alongside an exclusive partnership with Netflix USA, for mockumentary comedy feature film David Brent: Life On The Road. Last year, Special Correspondents, which Gervais wrote, directed and starred in, was launched on Netflix worldwide, and Gervais also hosted the Golden Globes for a 4th time.
When: Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver