10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in December

Nov 29 2016, 7:02 pm

As the weather gets colder, the mics get hotter! Add some laughs to your winter nights with a stand-up, improv, or variety shows around Vancouver.

Here are 10 great comedy events taking place around the city this December.

Greg Proops


Image: Greg Proops

  • What: Greg Proops is best known for his appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? and his Proopcast The Smartest Man in the World. He has also lent his voice to Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and was Bob the Builder.
  • Where: Yuk Yuks Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: December 1 at 8 pm, December 2 to 3 at 7:30 pm and 9 pm
  • Tickets: $20-$25, online

Amy Schumer


Image: Amy Schumer

  • What: Amy Schumer is the creator and star of Inside Amy Schumer, starred in the box office smash Trainwreck, and is the author of The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: December 2 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $39-$130, on Ticketmaster

Off Key: The Improvised Musical


Image: Off Key Improv

  • What: Off Key performs original musicals based on audience suggestions. The catch? The script, lyrics, and music are all improvised on the spot. Every show is completely different, so come inspire the players and musicians, and witness the opening (and closing) night of a brand new musical.
  • Where: Havana Theatre –1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: December 3 at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: $10, on Eventbrite

Louis C.K.


Image: Louis C.K.

  • What: Louis C.K. is the creator and star of Louie, and has appeared in films such as The Invention of Lying, Trumbo, and The Secret Life of Pets.
  • Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
  • When: December 7 and December 8 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $25-$65, on Ticketmaster

Vancouver Story Slam: Storytelling Championship


Image: Vancouver Story Slam

  • What: The top-voted storytellers of the 2016 Vancouver Story Slam season bring their best stories to the stage. The winner as selected by anonymous audience ballot will receive $200 cash, a large engraved trophy, and the coveted title of 2016 Vancouver Story Slam Champion.
  • Where: The Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main, Vancouver
  • When: December 13 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

The Lady Show: So Long 2016 Edition


Image: The Lady Show

  • What: Sketch, stand-up, dancing and monologues to say farewell to a tumultuous year. Featuring Diana Bang, Erica Sigurdson, Fatima Dhowre, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Morgan Brayton, Robyn Daye Edwards and more.
  • Where: The Kino – 3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: December 13 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

Rogue Cop by Instant Theatre

Instant Theatre

Instant Theatre

  • What: A high-ocatane, action packed Christmas show. Rogue Cop pays homage to Die Hard, a Christmas Carol, and your favourite holiday flicks with fewer toys and more explosions.
  • Where: Havana Theatre –1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: December 15 to December 17 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $10 on Eventbrite

2016 Year In Review with Vancouver TheatreSports League


Image: Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: The lead-up to the US election, Kate and Will’s visit, climate change, the demise of Brangelina and the construction of more Bike Lanes are just a few of the stories that grabbed the headlines this year. All these and more provide fodder for Vancouver TheatreSports’ quick-witted improvisers as they find the funny in the important and not so important events of 2016. 
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: December 26 to December 31 at various showtimes
  • More Info: $10-$37.50, online

Improv X New Year aka Countdown to 2017

The Fictionals

Image: The Fictionals

  • What: The Fictionals presents a comedic look back at 2016, and helps the audience craft the perfect New Year’s resolutions for 2017.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: December 27 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 for students at the door

New Year’s Eve at the Comedy Mix

Comedy Mix

Image: Comedy Mix

  • What: A comedy triple header featuring Chris James, Darcy Michael and Ivan Decker, with host Kevin Banner
  • Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: December 31 at 10 pm
  • Tickets: $45, online
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