5 Vancouver comedy events to check out this week: December 29 to January 4

Dec 27 2017, 11:20 pm

Laugh your way into the New Year with our list of five Vancouver comedy events to check out from December 29 to January 4. Stand-up, Improv, X-Files and more.

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

Notice Me! Stand-Up Comedy Feat. Jacob Samuel

Image: Jacob Samuel / Facebook

  • What: Jacob Samuel is a very funny stand-up comedian who’s been on Sirius XM Radio, Shaw TV’s Talent Time, and the JFL Northwest comedy festival. He also recently made his debut on CBC as part of the Winnipeg Comedy Fest, and is also a published humour cartoonist for The New Yorker. Also featuring Randee Neumeyer, Rory Dunn, Stuart Jones, and host Alex Biron. Plus an open mic after the show.
  • When: Friday, December 29, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Kings Cafe – 2223 Kingsway, Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online, $10

2017 Year In Review with 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 2017. 
  • When: Now to Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: Various showtimes
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10.75-$39.50

Patrick Maliha’s 5th Annual Naughty Little New Year’s Eve: Live at The Rio!

  • What: A variety show to ring in the New Year. Hosted by Patrick Maliha, featuring Little Miss Risk, Burns The Dragon, The Gentlemen Hecklers, Roman Mancini, Gina Harms, and headliner Shirley Gnome. Ticket includes party favours and complimentary glass of bubbly to ring in the New Year!
  • When: December 31, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Rio on Broadway – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29

Laff – In 2018 New Years Eve With Sunee Dhaliwal & Guests

December 31

Sunee Dhaliwal

  • What: Sunee is a national touring headliner who has graced stages around the world. He has performed in comedy festivals such as Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival and JFL Northwest. He has worked with such talents as Tom Segura, Jim Belushi, Bryan Callen, Tony Rock, Mike MacDonald, Jo Koy, Sugar Sammy and Charlie Murphy. Sunee can regularly be heard on XM Radio and has done his very own Comedy Now! special, which airs on CTV.
  • When: Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Lafflines Comedy Club – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $39.95 plus fees

The X-Files Season 11 Premiere Party

  • What: Storm Crow is showing the season 11 premiere of the X-Files hosted by the rogue agents of X-files podcasting: Courtney & Alison of the XX-Files Podcast. Along with the screening, there will be spooktacular raffle prizes, fan contests and themed drinks for the evening. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Downtown EastSide Women’s Centre.
  • When: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Storm Crow Tavern – 1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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