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10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in September

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Daniel Chai Sep 02, 2016 12:41 am
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Fall into funny by taking in stand-up, improv, and variety shows around Vancouver. Here are 10 great comedy events taking place around the city this month.

Funny As Flick

Black Dog Video

Black Dog Video

Stand-up cinemannia where Vancouver’s top comics tell tales of hilarious Hollywood glory at Black Dog Video on Commercial Drive. Featuring Ian Boothby, Eric Fell, Andy Canete, Sean Yap Sei-Been Devlin, and more, with host Dylan Rhymer.

When: September 1 at 9:30 pm
Where: Black Dog Theatre (1470 Commercial Drive)
Tickets: $5, available here

The Magic Negro And Other Blackness

Mark Kendall

Mark Kendall

Using comedic sketches, improv, and character pieces, Mark Kendall’s one-man show examines the representation of black males in the media. From prison to white flight, Aunt Jemima, and even Reading Rainbow – the Atlanta comic and special guests explore some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life. Hosted by Cameron Macleod.

When: September 6 at 9 pm
Where: Fortune Sound Club (147 East Pender Street)
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available here

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2016

Vancouver Fringe Festival / Facebook

Vancouver Fringe Festival / Facebook

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of every kind of theatre imaginable. Over 11 days in September, over 100 different theatre artists and companies come together to share their creativity on stage. Audiences are as varied as the performances with theatrical offerings for all tastes and ages.

When: September 8 to 18 at various times
Where: all over Vancouver
Tickets: available here

Dino Archie’s Settling Old Scores Comedy Album Release Party

Dino Archie

Dino Archie

Vancouver favourite Dino Archie celebrates the release of Settling Old Scores at the Fortune Sound Club with special guests pecial guests Sophie Buddle, Gavin Matts, Special Goons + DJ Marvel of The Freshest.

When: September 15 at 8:30 pm
Where: Fortune Sound Club (147 East Pender Street)
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available here

Bloodfeud: Stand-Up versus Improv

Bloodfeud

Bloodfeud

Some of Vancouver’s best stand ups face off with some of the city’s finest improvisers in the first-ever Bloodfeud. Hosted by Matty Vu and Malcolm McLeod. Bloodfeud turns it back on having comedians being friendly, to show what happens when comedy stops being polite and starts being real.

When: September 17 at 8 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery (195 East 26th Street)
Tickets: $5, available here

Heavy Mental Comedy Fundraiser

Mike Macdonald

Mike Macdonald

A comedy fundraiser for the DTES/First United Church, with headliner Mike MacDonald. Also enjoy the comedy stylings of Jerri Jerri, Mark Hughes and Melanie Rose at the Rickshaw Theatre.

When: September 21 at 7 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre (254 East Hastings)
More Info: available here

Improv Against Humanity: Rush Week Revelry!

Improv Against Humanity

Improv Against Humanity

Improv Against Humanity is back in session at The Rio Theatre on September 21. Come party with The Fictionals and special guests as they bring the world of Cards Against Humanity to life. Plus they have sweet prizes to give out, new cards in the official show deck, and will crown the Most Horrible Person in Vancouver!

When: September 21 at 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway )
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, available here

Trump Card: Winner Takes All at Vancouver TheatreSports League

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This fall everyone’s attention will be glued to a high-stakes game that will affect the world for generations to come – the US election. Vancouver TheatreSports League ups the ante with its own improvised election game, Trump Card – Winner Takes All. Political commentators in 2040 look back to the year 2016 in an attempt to understand how world politics have become so absurd.

When: September 28 to November 19 at various showtimes
Where: The Improv Centre (1502 Duranleau Street)
More Info: available here

Roast Battle – Vancouver Edition

Roast Battle

Roast Battle

Vancouver comedians go head-to-head in a battle of wit and insults. Hosted by Fatima Dhowre, with judges Sophie Buddle and Kyle Bottom.

When: September 28 at 9:30 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery (195 East 26th Avenue)
Tickets: $5, available here

Paul Myrehaug

Paul Myrehaug

Paul Myrehaug

Paul began his comedy career in Alberta Canada and now is an internationally toured comedian with appearances on television, radio, festivals and world renowned comedy competitions. He has performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, entertained troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and appeared on the hit show The Debaters on CBC Radio One.

When: September 29 at 8:30 pm, September 30 and October 1 at 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: The Comedy Mix (1502 Duranleau Street)
Tickets: $15-20, available here


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

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