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10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in November

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Daniel Chai Nov 03, 2016 10:02 am 3,667

Brighten up your fall day by taking in a stand-up, improv, or variety shows around Vancouver at night.

Here are 10 great comedy events taking place around the city this November.

Butt Kapinski: Dick on the Loose

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Image: Butt Kapinski

  • What: Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a brand-new show of film noir murder mystery. Join Butt in a seedy world of sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge as you take a ride on this full-on interactive comedic experience.
  • Where: Grant D. Burnyeat Rehearsal Hall at the BMO Theatre Centre – 162 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: From November 3 to November 5, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $25, on Theatrewire

Chris Locke

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Image: Jon Sturgel

  • What: Toronto’s Chris Locke (Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Stand-Up) is teaming up with some of his favourite Vancouver performers at Little Mountain Gallery. Also on the bill are Ryan Beil and Aaron Read, Sophie Buddle, Chris James, Ryan Williams and host Graham Clark.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: November 5 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: $10, on the door

Rank and Vile XXX Comedy Show

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Image: Rank and Vile Comedy

  • What: A double headliner show featuring two of the most hilariously dark-and-dirty acts in Canada, Darren Frost (Just For Laughs) and Kenny Robinson (Winnipeg Comedy Festival). Hosted by Patrick Maliha and featuring Mark B. Hughes and Suzy Rawsome. Contains strong language and themes – 19+ only.
  • Where: The Emerald – 555 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: November 6 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $20-$22, on Eventbrite

An Evening With Kevin Smith

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Image: Fan Expo Vancouver

  • What: Kevin Smith made fans all over the world his beloved movies including Clerks, Mallrats, and Dogma. He shares his stories live onstage at Fan Expo Vancouver 2016.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: November 12 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $29-$89, available here

The Brett Martin Show: Episode Three

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Image: Brett Martin

  • What: Comedian Brett Martin presents a monthly talk show featuring skits, comedy, and life lessons. Episode Three guests include sidekick Sam Tonning, Olympian Ben Saxton, sketch by Scott Patey and Lauren McGibbon, stand-up by Katherine McGee and more.
  • Where: Yuk Yuks Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: November 13 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7, available here

Vancouver Improv Fight Club: UBC Improv vs Trinity Western’s 11:07

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Image: The Fictionals

  • What: Two of BC’s top universities clash at Cafe Deux Soleils when UBC Improv takes on Trinity Western’s 11:07 in University Wars IV! Vancouver Improv Fight Club is presented by The Fictionals, with the winner decided by audience votes.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: November 15 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 for students, on the door

House On Fire Comedy

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Image: House On Fire

  • What: A monthly comedy show featuring stand up, sketch and improv. Hosted by Brian Cook and Cameron MacLeod, with stand-up by James Kennedy, sketch by Hip.Bang!, and improv by Allen Morrison, Angela Galanopoulos, Andrew Job, and Sinead Grewcock.
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: November 19 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10, on the door

Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition

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Image: Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: The Christmas Queen returns this holiday season with the latest installment in the series, Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition. This episode sees HRM (Her Royal Meanness) as the star of her own reality show, with a ‘Who’s Who’ of the holiday season – Elf on a Shelf, Jack Frost, Scrooge, The Grinch and even Santa himself.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: November 23 to December 23 at various showtimes
  • More Info: $10-$29.50, online

East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood

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Image: Tim Matheson

  • What: Here she comes! Little Red Riding Hood is bombing down the Adanac bike lane to deliver a basket of goodies to her sweet little granny. Easy, right? Not in the East Van Panto where everything gets real wacky, real fast! Cheer Little Red along as she battles everything from bike thieves to distracted drivers to The Big Bad Wolf. And what the heck are Three Little Pigs doing here?!
  • Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: November 25 to December 31 at various times
  • Tickets: Online, $9.52-$53.33

We Know Nothing About Art: A Comedy Show

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Image: HOT ART Wet City

  • What: Do you love art? Does art confuse you? Have you ever though that art historians could just be making everything up on the spot? Join comedian Abdul Aziz and his friends as they do their best to make sense of the world’s most treasured works of art, with little to no formal training in the field.
  • Where: HOT ART Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: November 26 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 to $10, online

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

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