What: English professors at SFU Sean Zwageran and Diana Solomon take a look at some of the issues that can arise when studying comedy. They’ll talk about and address issues female comedians face, featuring two Canadian examples – Mary Walsh, and Anne of Green Gables.
Where: Burnaby Public Library-McGill Branch – 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
What: Give the mothers and grandmothers in your life a good laugh (or several) with Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Mother’s Day Special. Featuring Gancia sparkling wines, and scenarios based on “Movie Moms”, “Momvolution” and more.
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
What: The producers of Lights! Improvised Sketch Comedy Show and Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show Vancouver – Dan Dumsha, Jamie Chrest and Sarah Dawn Pledge – are holding a night to showcase and see more talent. Performer names go in the jam jar, teams are selected and participants get a game and a scene with the hosts.
Where: XYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
When: May 16 at 8 pm
Admission: No cover – donations collected at the end. (Suggested $5)
What: Science Slam Canada in partnership with Museum of Vancouver present Vancouver’s epic science showdown. Hosted by Nikki Berreth and Alan Shapiro, this championship event will feature keynote speaker Carson Kivari, the defending Science Slam winner, and past competitors presenting any science topic with creativity and ingenuity.
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
What: In celebration of Canadas 150th birthday, Comedy on Wheels will showcase members of the disability community at Performance Works on Granville Island. Featuring a massive cast of 18 comics plus special guest Tanyalee Davis. Tanyalee has performed her one-person show Actual Size in Melbourne and Sydney, was featured on BBCs Live at the Apollo, and did a six-month run of her show, Little Comedian, BIG Laughs in Las Vegas.
Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver