It’s the month of love, and laughter is a potent aphrodisiac. Call up that special someone and check out one of the top 10 Vancouver comedy events this month.
A partnership between Northwest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs. The ten-day comedy festival brings megastars like Trevor Noah (pictured) and Wanda Sykes to Vancouver, and spotlights the best in local improv, sketch, stand-up and more
When: February 18 to 27 at various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: $5-89.50 plus service fees, available here
Whose Live Anyways?
Join the cast from the Emmy Nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? for Whose Live Anyway? See some of your favourite Whose Line games plus some new ones. Bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage. It’ll leave you feeling good for many days later.
When: February 19 to 21 at 8 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Casino (2080 United Boulevard) and River Rock Casino (8811 River Road)
Tickets: $39.50-49.50, available here
Improv X Comic Art aka Quick on the Draw
The Fictionals and Cloudscape Comics team-up for an Improv X mashup. Grab a pen and paper and sketch your own mini masterpiece. You just may see it used live by the comedians at Cafe Deux Soleils.
When: February 23 at 8 p.m.
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive)
Tickets: $5-7, available here
Fempocalypse and Femegeddon
The geek shall inherit the earth, especially when Geek: Interesting and Geeks versus Nerds Vancouver unleash their February line-up. Fempocalypse features geeky questions too dangerous to answer alone, and Femegeddon showcases female debaters and pop-culture characters. Hit up both for the full experience.
Stand-Up Comedy at Benny’s Bagels
Described as the “cutest show in town”, Benny’s Bagels features stand-up comedy every Thursday night. Amber Harper Young headlines and Jenny Toews steps in as guest host on February 4. Bonus: the bagels are delicious.
When: Every Thursday at 9 p.m.
Where: Benny’s Bagels (2505 West Broadway)
One-Man Dark Knight A Batman Parody
Why so serious? Charles Ross lovingly tears Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece a new one in One-Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody. No costumes, no sets, no Batmobiles. Ross takes you on a one-hour comedic joyride, from Batman’s origins to his epic battles against Gotham’s super-villains.
When: February 19-21 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright Street)
Tickets: $25, available here
Stand-Up Showcase with Instant Theatre
Come and be a part of the comedy-writing process and give feedback to the comedians. Each comic will hit the stage for five minutes and receive up to five minutes of discussion with the audience on what improvements can be made on their set. Hosted by Adam Pateman.
When: February 16 at 8 p.m.
Where: Seven Dining Lounge (53 West Broadway)
Tickets: $5, available here
The Comic Strippers
A fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians, performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy, it just comes out funny. No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.
When: February 26 at 8 p.m.
Where: Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Avenue)
Tickets: $39 plus service charges, available here
Grapes of Laughs with Vancouver TheatreSports League
A wine-fueled evening of fun. Join Vancouver TheatreSports League for live entertainment, great food and wines, unique auction items, and more in support of VTSL’s community outreach and youth programs. MC’d by Vancouver’s own ‘Man-About-Town’ Fred Lee and Howard Blank.
When: February 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Improv Centre (1502 Duranleau Street)
Tickets: $50, available here
Sex and the Suburbs
The ladies of Leave it to Cleavage return to the Evergreen Theatre with their most hilarious show yet. A side-splitting evening of sassy all-female comedy, Sex and the Suburbs is a mixture of sketch, improv, and a talk show featuring audience members as guests and a whole bunch laughs.
When: February 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way)
Tickets: $15-35, available here