5 Vancouver comedy events to check out this week: January 12 to 18

Jan 8 2018, 9:18 am

Fill your January with laughs! Improv, stand-up, and storytelling– here is our list of five comedy events to check out in Vancouver from January 12 to 18.

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

Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival

  • What: Vancouver TheatreSports rocks the laughs with its annual improv celebration, Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival. Throwdown welcomes TheatreSports teams from around the world for head-to-head matches with each other and local teams comprised of VTSL’s top improvisers.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Teen Angst Night at the Fox

  • What: Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series where people get up on stage and share their awful adolescent musings. Readers can share poetry, songs, diary entries and more, as long as the work is their own, it was written between the ages of 10 and 19, and it’s super embarrassing. Hosted by Sara Bynoe.
  • When: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Angry & Afraid: A comedy show about your hates and fears

  • What: A therapeutic comedy show about all your hates and fears, featuring stand up and sketch comedy from Jacob Samuel, Fatima Dhowre, Ryan Williams, Steev Letts, Proud Of You, and host Kody Audette.
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • WhereLittle Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $5

Comedy Open Mic at Triple Play Pub

  • What: Wrong Side of the Laugh Tracks present an Open Mic Comedy session, where anyone aspiring to be a comedian is welcome to try their humour on a receptive audience. Featuring headliner Kevin von Helvete.
  • When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  • Time: Signup 7 pm, Show 8 pm
  • Where: Triple Play Pub – 45975 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
  • Admission: Free

Story Story Lie: Pillow Talk at The Rio Theatre

  • What: Vancouver comedians and storytellers will share intimate, dubious and embarrassing stories that seem too strange to be true. The twist is that someone’s lying. Take part in the interrogation, spot the liar first, and win prizes.
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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