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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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