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10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in February

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Daniel Chai Jan 31, 2019 10:00 am 1,184

Make your February a funny one! From JFL Northwest to LOL-apalooza and more, here are 10 great comedy events happening in Vancouver this month.

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

Pleasant Comedy

What: On the first Saturday of every month, Colin Sharp brings top touring comedians from Vancouver and across the country to Our Town in Mount Pleasant. This month’s headliner is Katie-Ellen Humphries from The Lady Show, CBC’s The Debaters, and JFL NorthWest. Also featuring Ivan Decker, Randee Neumeyer, Kody Audette, and Emma Cooper.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Our Town Cafe – 245 East Broadway Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Shirley Gnome – Wise Lounge Residency

What: Shirley Gnome is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning musician/cabaret performer. She’s singing almost every Sunday of February at the Wise Lounge along with special guests. Be the first to hear songs from her upcoming album, along with old favourites.

When: Sunday, February 3, February 17 and February 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 suggested donation

Romance Week at Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) presents the return of Romance Week, running from Tuesday, February 5 to Thursday, February 14 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Visitors can bring their special someone to VTS and enjoy three special shows over the 1o-day event: Love Matches, Love Unscripted, and Red Hot Improv. Romance Week ends with My Funny Valentine, which will be hosted by none other than Cupid and Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.

When: Tuesday, February 5 to Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: Showtimes vary based on performance
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online starting at $10.75

Improv Against Humanity: Game Of Love

What: Looking for love in a Horrible place? Join The Fictionals for Improv Against Humanity: Game of Love at the Rio Theatre. Featuring award-winning comedy, a live CAH game show, chocolaty prizes, and more. Plus someone will be crowned the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Craft Brew Comedy at Moody Ales

What: This edition of Craft Brew Comedy features national touring headliner James Kennedy (Calgary Comedy Festival, Pemberton Music Festival, JFL NorthWest, 2014 People’s Champ of Comedy, 2015 Yuk Off Winner), plus hilarious special guests. Presented by Tri-Cities Comedy and sponsored by Pomo Arts and Poco Arts.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Moody Ales – 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, $16

JFL Northwest 2019

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What: JFL Northwest 2019 has a star-studded lineup, including Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Whitney Cummings, Gabriel Iglesias, Michelle Wolf, Ken Jeong, Best of the West showcase, and more.

When: Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Showtimes will vary and can be found on the event website
Where: Various stages across the Lower Mainland
Tickets: Online

Straight to DVD: 2 Straight 2 DVD

What: A night filled with scenes from movies that do not exist. Comedians will perform their scenes in a rehearsal/table read hybrid, then pitch brand new movies as well as audition for a super serious one. Hosted by Christine Bortolin and Kyle Fines, with an all-new Drunk Movie Day episode exclusive to the show

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 10 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $7

A Night of Shticks & Giggles

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What: Jacob Samuel (Just for Laughs, CBC’s The Debaters, Winnipeg Comedy Festival) headlines A Night of Shticks & Giggles. Featuring: Larke Miller, Ed Konyha, Randee Neumeyer, Harris Anderson, Joey Commisso, and Kyle Berger. Hosted by Scotty Aceman, sponsored by the 2019 Chutzpah! Festival.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver – 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Addictive Comedy

What: The Addictive Comedy Crew performs at Elgin Hall to help beat the winter blues. Featuring Lizzie Allan, Karina Cebuliak, Ellen Bradley-Cheung, and Anne Hosking.

When: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Elgin Hall – 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey
Tickets: Online, $27.50

LOL-apalooza

What: A comedy fundraiser for WE Villages, via International Conference Services (ICS), to benefit their project in Kanambu, Ecuador to construct a clean water system. Featuring stand-up sets from Yumi Nagashima and Steev Letts and a live musical set from Light Organ Records artist, Fake Shark.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.

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