10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in March

Feb 24 2018, 7:21 am

Pack your March with laughs around town! From improv to stand-up to St. Patricks Day shenanigans, here is our list of 10 great comedy events in Vancouver this March.

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

JFL NorthWest

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  • What: JFL Northwest brings stand-up favourites and breakout stars to Vancouver, plus improv, sketch, podcasts, outdoor community events and the brand new Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival. Featuring Bill Burr, Maria Bamford, Trevor Noah, Jo Koy and many more.
  • When: Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Comedy Awards

  • What: Discover Vancouver’s favourite comedy spaces, supporters, podcasts and everything between. Hosted by Graham Clark and Talent Time’s Paul Anthony!
  • When: Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Sparks! Book Launch!

  • What: Join author Ian Boothby, artist Nina Matsumoto and colourist David Dedrick for the launch of Scholastic’s new graphic novel, Sparks! Best known for their Eisner Award winning work on The Simpsons comic, Ian and Nina will be talking about their new book as well as directing people towards snacks.
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: kidsbooks – 2557 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Carmelahhh Presents: Where Are They Now?

  • What: Comedy duo Carmelahhh have performed at Sidekicks, MixTape, The Lady Show, and the Vancouver International Improv Festival. They’re celebrating their one-year anniversary with some of their favourite classic sketches and some new works.
  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive

  • What: American ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham brings his puppets to Abbotsford Centre on his Passively Aggressive tour.
  • When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Time: 3 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • TicketsOnline, $65 plus fees

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

  • What: Vancouver TheatreSports presents three Irish-themed improv shows to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Lucky Charm Leprechauns rove the Theatre bringing pots of golden laughs to all they encounter and our Celtic Colleen will be improvising custom limericks for our guests. And yes there will be green beer!
  • When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: 7:30, 9:30 and 11:15 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Ladies Against Humanity

  • What: Join The Fictionals, and special guests, at the Rio Theatre for the annual Ladies Against Humanity special. Some of the funniest women from around Vancouver will bring Cards Against Humanity to life, award sweet prizes to witty audience members, and crown the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.
  • When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway , Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Cheech & Chong

  • What: Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong perform their classic comedy duo at Hard Rock Casino.
  • When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online

Fraser Valley Comedy Competition

  • What: Twelve comics battle it out in the monthly comedy contest. Comics are judged by audience applause, with a sound meter decibel reader available for close calls.
  • When: Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Chances Chilliwack – 8180 Young Road, Chilliwack
  • Admission: Free

An Evening with Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith is throwing his support behind efforst to save the Rio Theatre ( Ga Fullner / Shutterstock

  • What: An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the legendary writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director. Proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting the #SavetheRio campaign.
  • When: Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Time: 7 and 9:30 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway , Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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