10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in April

Mar 26 2019, 5:38 am

Keep the fun and funny times going in April with these 10 comedy events to check out in Vancouver. There’s Gary Gulman, Throne and Games, and lots more to enjoy this month.

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

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Ola Dada’s Black Out Comedy

What: Ola Dada hosts a new monthly showcase at the Comedy Basement of the funniest up-and-coming black stand-ups and touring pro headliners from here in Vancouver and around the world. The headliner is Zainab Johnson with special feature Jeffrey Joseph.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Comedy Basement at Goldies – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Comedy Night at Elements Casino Surrey featuring Jane Stanton

What: Elements Casino Surrey welcomes the hilarious Jane Stanton to headline Fraser Valley Comedy’s monthly comedy night.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Elements Casino Surrey – 17755 60 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online, $10

Gerry Dee

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What: Gerry Dee celebrates 20 years of stand-up Canadian comedy at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts with special guest Ivan Decker.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts – 777 Homer Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Giggles & Gags

What: Giggles & Gags presents an evening of original sketch comedy at PAL Theatre. The show features satires of Vancouver’s pop culture, musical parodies, and sketches covering the silly to the surreal with a few magical surprises along the way.

When: Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: PAL Studio Theatre – 581 Cardero Street – 8th floor, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25

Gary Gulman

What: Gary’s stand up appearances have been seen on every late night show including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Other television credits include NBC’s The Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show for Comedy Central, and his second one-hour special for Comedy Central and Netflix, Gary Gulman: In This Economy?

When: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25 plus fees

Improv Against Humanity: Superhero Edition

What: Grab your shield and join the comedy action at the Rio Theatre for a special edition of Improv Against Humanity. Inspired by Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, and Shazam!, April’s #IAHatRIO will feature caped comedians serving up a tonne of comic book laughs. Epic prizes, hilarious heroes and twisted villains, and the coronation of the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Mostly For Us

What: Award-winning comedians Shawn O’Hara and Abdul Aziz host a comedy variety show featuring Sketch, Improv and Standup by some of the best comedians in the city.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Shakespeare After Dark: The Bard Improvised and Twisted

What: Shakespeare After Dark is the highbrow fusion of Shakespeare served with a side of improvisational mischief. In the first half, witness a scene from the Bard monkey-wrenched by a punch-drunk cast member leaving the rest of the cast to improvise around them. Then, stick around for the second half where the cast lays the booze aside to serve a straight up Shakespearean tragedy – based on your suggestions.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Out Again At The Inn

What: A Leaping Thespians original comedy. Mary and Marie continue to have their hands full, running their struggling bed and breakfast, while hosting the Blackberry Cove jam-making contest, with no help from their chronically high neighbours. And then, their least favourite guest decides this is her weekend to come out. What could go wrong?

When: Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Throne and Games – The Last Laugh

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What: A lonely Queen sits atop the Iron Throne, but her kingdom is under threat from all sides. The final fight between the Lannisters, Starks and Targaryens is about to go down and everyone will probably die – die laughing that is. Throne and Games – The Last Laugh is the final instalment in VTS’ parody trilogy that started in 2015.

When: Friday, April 26 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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