10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in August

Jul 13 2019, 6:38 am

Keep the laughs going this August with these 10 fun comedy shows happening in Vancouver. QUEER as JOKES, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and more.

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

See also


What: Plantasia is a brand new cabaret show that explores our personal relationships with gender through the evocative natural matter of flora and fungi. Featuring drag, burlesque, song, dance, circus arts, and spoken word, the group of trans and GNC artists will create a night of botanic beauty. Plantasia will be donating all profits made over the night to the Trans Alliance Society, a registered non-profit which supports the BC transgender community through support, education, outreach and advocacy.

When: August 1, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online


What: Yuk Yuk’s presents the pride themed QUEER as JOKES Showcase, hosted by Steve Sidi. Enjoy stand-up, drag, The Tilt Comedy, dancing, and more.

When: August 2, 2019
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
TicketsOnline, $15

Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Known for their high-quality hilarity, Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) will have locals and tourists alike laughing until their sides ache. Not only are they affordable (tickets start as low as $10.00 online!), but VTS is a registered charity too, so you’re laughing for a good cause.

There is a show every night – check out their schedule below and then go get your tickets at VTSL.com.

When: Every day throughout the summer
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BC’s Funniest New Female Competition

Jan Bannister / Laughter Zone 101

What: BC’s funniest new female comics will be bringing their best comedy chops to the stage as they compete to move on to the finals. Judges and audience combined votes will be tabulated to determine the winners. Audience votes alone will choose the Fan Favourite and they will move to the finals too. Hosted by Janice Bannister and Laughter Zone 101.

When: August 8, 2019 (Preliminary), August 10, 2019 (Finals)
Time: 6:30 and 8:30 pm (Thursday), 8 pm (Saturday)
Where: Lafflines Comedy Club – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Online

The Bomb Shelter Open Mic

What: Stand-up comics and other comedic artists are invited to test their material at The Bomb Shelter Open Mic every Thursday. Featuring a variety of hosts and produced by Rawsome Comedy at the new Caveman Cafe.

When: Every Thursday
Time: Sign-up at 6:30 pm, show from 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Keto Caveman Cafe – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Wrong Show: Comedy BROADville

What: A night of sketch, musical, physical and stand-up comedy with weed diva/comedian Watermelon, superstar celebrity impersonator Bonnie Kilroe, celebrated cabaret queen Burgundy Brixx and east-Van icon Sandra Sanders, along with Shaboobie Boobarella and Velvet Steele.

When: August 11, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tom Segura

Tom Segura / Facebook

What: Well known for his Netflix specials Completely Normal and Mostly Stories, Tom Segura has appeared on Conan, Workaholics, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, How To Be A Grown Up, and Comedy Central. Segura has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Comedy Festival – Las Vegas, The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival. He also co-hosts the podcast, Your Mom’s House, with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky.

When: August 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

“Weird Al” Yankovic

What: “Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, and he’s coming to Vancouver and Abbotsford as part of his just-announced Strings Attached Tour. Best known for his hilariously irreverent parodies of hit songs, including “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise,” “White & Nerdy,” and “Tacky,” Weird Al will be performing a “high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and – for the first time – a full orchestra.”

When: August 19 (Vancouver) and August 22 (Abbotsford Centre), 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
Tickets: Available through LiveNation

Vancouver Improv Fight Club: Tag Team Turmoil

What: Three epic improv duos will face off at Vancouver Improv Fight Club at Cafe Deux Soleils. Through comedy games, referee challenges, and a VIFC jam, the Hardcore Hilarity champion will be crowned. The winner of the first half will also get to choose the stipulation in the second half of the show.

When: August 27, 2019
Time: Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $7 or $5 for students

Jak Knight and Zack Fox

What: Jak Knight is an LA-based comedian, writer, and actor whose stand-up special can currently be streamed on Netflix. Jak has performed on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and Adam Devine’s House Party. Zack Fox has written for The Eric Andre Show, and co-wrote and acted in Flying Lotus’ horror-comedy “Kuso,” which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Fox hosted the long-running Red Bull Radio show “‘Bruh’ with Awful Records,” with guests ranging from SahBabii to Rico Nasty to Thundercat, and was a host for VICELAND’s nightly cable show, VICE LIVE.

When: August 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Daniel ChaiDaniel Chai

+ Listed