Stand-up, improv, cartoons and more! Whatever your comedy tastes, there’s a show around Vancouver for you to enjoy. Here is our checklist of five comedy events happening around the city from May 26 to June 1.
What:Rise of the Comics is a half hour TV show dedicated to stand-up comedy, including trying to understand what makes the comics tick. The live tv shoot features headliner Patrick Maliha, Ed Konyha, Julia Stretch and more. Hosted by Scotty Aceman.
Where: Manchester Public Eatery – 1941 West Broadway, Vancouver
What: Vancouver comedian and cartoonist Jacob Samuel launches his latest book featuring 200 of his best cartoons from the last three years. Jacob’s cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker and Harvard Business Review.
What: Megan Milton and friends perform at New West’s newest comedy show. Featuring headliner Amber Harper Young, San Aung, Morris Bartlett, Andrew Ryan Fox, Nikki Sirett, Jo-el Oxales, Elizabeth Ettles and piano by Paul Fenz.
Where: Old Crow Coffee Co. – 655 Front Street, New Westminster
What: Union Jacked is Jeff Cooper, Laurence Chong, Chris Wood, Beth Rudkin, and Rachelle Lachland. The comedy troupe presents an evening of improv with special guests Channel 73 ¾ and music by singer-songwriter Jess Vaira.
Where: The Woods Studio – 7 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver