5 Vancouver comedy events to check out this week: January 5 to 11

Jan 4 2018, 11:35 pm

Warm up your winter nights with some hot comedy. Improv, Stand-Up, and Golden Globes – here is our list of five comedy events to check out in Vancouver from January 5 to 11.

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

Barely Legal: New Year New Jokes

  • What: Hosts Sophie Buddle (pictured) and Gavin Matts will each perform 20 minutes of as much new material as possible. The rest of the Barely Legal stand-ups will also perform their first new jokes of the year.
  • When: Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Slice of Life Gallery & Studios – 1636 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5

Fistful of Kicks: An Improvised Kung-Fu Spectacular

  • What: Instant Theatre presents an improvised kung fu spectacular featuring some of the best Asian Canadian improvisers in Vancouver. Fistful of Kicks combines hard hitting fight scenes and epic storytelling for one can’t-miss show.
  • When: Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Golden Globe Awards: Live. Free. Big Screen! At the Rio Theatre

  • What: The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards are hosted by Late Night host and SNL alum Seth Meyers. Dress up in your finest red carpet outfit and enjoy the festivities on the Rio big screen.
  • When: Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: Doors 4 pm, show 5 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Free

Laugh Gallery at Havana

  • What: Join Graham Clark and guests Nicole Passmore, Morris Bartlett, and Shirley Whalen for the first Laugh Gallery of 2018.
  • When: Monday, January 8, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5

LiGHTS! Improvised Sketch Comedy Show 

  • What: 12 of Vancouver’s hottest improv comedians present back-to-back short sketch ideas that have never been rehearsed or performed for an audience before.
  • When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $6