10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in July

Jun 24 2018, 7:16 pm

Keep the funny going this July! From David Cross to Avocado Toast, and Creed Bratton, here is our list of 10 great comedy events in Vancouver this month.

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

David Cross

  • What: Award-winning comedian David Cross returns to Canada with his new stand-up show, “Oh Come On”. David is an Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee. Fans will recognize him from Arrested Development, Mr. Show, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
  • When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $22.75-$45.50

Avocado Toast – Vancouver Grown, Organic Free-Range Comedy

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Image: Vancouver TheatreSports

  • What: This summer Vancouver TheatreSports takes an affectionate and comedic look at what makes Vancouver so unique. In a series of vignettes VTS’s quick-witted improvisers lampoon such local stereotypes as our obsession with fitness, quirky neighbourhoods, and foodie scene that have earned Vancouver its ‘Lotus Land’ nickname.
  • When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 5 to August 31, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Jono Zalay

  • What: Several years ago Jono Zalay moved from San Diego to Boston to pursue standup. He quickly became a staple in the New England comedy scene, while simultaneously earning his Doctorate in Neuroscience. Jono now splits time between Los Angeles and New York City where he has been featured in Time Out New York and over 30 comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown, Limestone, and New York Comedy Festival.
  • When: Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Lafflines Comedy Club – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online

Robes Comedy

  • What: Robes is a comedy duo made up of Jenny Rubé & Ronald Dario. The show features sketch comedy, a musical collaboration with Geoff Walter, and improv with special guest Nima Gholamipour.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $8

Skinny Legends: An Evening with Stacy Layne Matthews

  • What: A magical evening of drag and community starring Stacy Layne Matthews aka The Henny, a standout contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3. Joining Stacy onstage are Rose Butch, Maiden China (Kendell Yan), Karmella Barr, Kebby, Anne Xiety, Jerrilynn Spears (Cam Dienstbier), Lamè (Tyler Korst-MacDonald), Delica Cee, Shanda Leer, and host Dust.
  • When: Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: London Pub – 700 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$45

Prototype 2.0 – A Festival of New Improv Formats

  • What: Instant Theatre presents a festival of wild, crazy, and inventive improv formats. Prototype 2.0 promises a show that has never been seen before, and will never be seen again.
  • When: Wednesday, July 11 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Havana Vancouver – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Andy Haynes

  • What: Since starting comedy in 2004, Andy has been seen on Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central Presents, the Pete Holmes show, Roast Battle, and Another Period. He now lives in LA where he regularly performs at the Comedy Store and writes for television shows.
  • When: Thursday, July 19 to Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Comedy MIX – 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Creed Bratton

  • What: American actor and musician Creed Bratton brings a special comedy and live music set to Fortune Sound Club. Featuring support from Aaron Read, Katie-Ellen Humphries and Soo Jeong.
  • When: Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 E Pender St. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$30

Cult Following Live with The Fictionals 

  • What: The leader is good, the leader is great! Join The Fictionals for Cult Following Live, a new comedy show featuring the Vancouver-made party game by Bravely Told Games. The comedians will create new and ridiculous cults and the audience will decide the one true winner.
  • When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 for students

Fun-Raiser: Supporting the BCSMSSA

Byron Bertram

Image: Byron Bertram

  • What: Fun-raiser is a special evening of stand up comedy with proceeds going to British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA). Featuring Ivan Decker, Byron Bertram, Sam Tonning, Harris Anderson, Larke Miller, Ed Konyha, Alex Biron, and Jordan Ducharme.
  • When: Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $19.05 plus tax
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