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10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in March

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Daniel Chai Feb 28, 2017 4:24 am 817

Time to shake off the winter hibernation with some laughs around Vancouver.

Get your fill of funny with Daily Hive Vancouver’s checklist of 10 great comedy events taking place this March.

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

#NOFILTER – THE LOL OF TMI

#NoFlter Vancouver TheatreSports League

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  • What: #NoFilter uses the spontaneity of improv comedy to delve into our fleeting, over-shared digital world. From Snapchat to Instagram, Weibo to Facebook and everything in between, #NoFilter finds the fun and funny in how much we share about ourselves with nearly total strangers – crushing the LOL of TMI.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 9:15 pm starting March 2
  • Tickets: Online, $7.50

Sideshow Comedy Improv

Sideshow Comedy Improv Pacfic Theatre

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  • What: Pacific Theatre’s annual romp through the halls of improv comedy, featuring some of their favourite improvisers-about-town. It’s a family-friendly night of fun and laughter. Hosted by Brad Rossington with accompaniment by Peter Abando.
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When:  March 3 at 8 pm, March 4 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15.70-$28.30

Kurt Metzger: You’re Making it Worse

Kurt Metzger

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  • What: Besides regularly performing in New York City’s premiere comedy clubs, Kurt Metzger’s credits include performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and Showtime’s White Boyz in the Hood. He’s also written for some of the best comedy shows on TV, most notably Chappelle’s Show, various Celebrity Roasts on Comedy Central, and Inside Amy Schumer.
  • Where: Goldies Pizza – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 3 at 8 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Full Pint Comedy

Full Pint Comedy Granville Island Brewing

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  • What: A bi-weekly stand-up comedy showcase hosted by Colin Sharp, James Kennedy  and Ryan Williams. Featuring top comics from around Vancouver and from shows like Conan and festivals like Just for Laughs. Plus enjoy Granville Island Brewing’s series of ever-changing small-batch brews that are available exclusively at The Taproom.
  • Where: The Taproom – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver (Granville Island)
  • When: Bi-weekly at 9 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $5

Sin Peaks presents Stranded Episode 1 and Opening Gala

Sin Peaks Stranded

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  • What: Vancouver’s only improvised soap opera presents STRANDED, with an opening night gala featuring a DJ, drinks, and a raffle draw.
  • Where: Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver (Granville Island)
  • When: March 7 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Brian Aylward’s Big Little BC Tour

Brian Aylward

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  • What: Brian Aylward is the 2016 Canadian Comedy Award Winner for “Best Stand Up Comic”. He is a two time Top 8 finalist on Sirius XM Canada’s Top Comic competition, has performed at JFL42, Halifax ComedyFest and appeared several times on CBC’s The Debaters. Also featuring Simon King and Jane Stanton. 
  • Where: Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse – 403 East Hasting Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 18 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15

The Roast of Harris Anderson

Harris Anderson

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  • What: A lineup of some of the funniest comedians in Vancouver all brought together for one purpose: to make fun of fellow comic Harris Anderson. 
  • Where: Yaggers Kitsilano – 2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: March 20 at 9 pm
  • Cost: All proceeds and donations on the night will go towards the BC SPCA

Ask Me Anything with special guest Mary Ness

The Fictionals

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  • What: The Fictionals invite a special guest each month to share their story in Ask Me Anything at Cafe Deux Soleils. Joining the R/Improv fun this month is Mary Ness, volunteer, community organizer, and former co-owner of Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: March 21 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $7 or $5 for students

Safe Injection Comedy Fundraiser: The Return

Safe Injection Comedy Fundraiser

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  • What: A night of comedy and community to raise funds for The Overdose Prevention Society, on the ground providing emergency services in a state of emergency. Hosted by comedian Mark B. Hughes and headlined by Byron Bertram.
  • Where: Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse – 403 East Hasting Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 28 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Musical Jokes: A Night of Musical Comedy

Musical Jokes

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  • What: There are so many talented musical comedians in Vancouver, and now’s the time to show off some great ones with a dedicated show. Musical Jokes: A Night of Musical Comedy features Harris Anderson and Colin Lamb with special musical comedy guests Lisa Person, Maddy Kelly and more. Hosted by Sam Tonning.
  • Where: Yuk Yuks – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 31 at 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $9.53 plus tax

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

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