10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in May

Apr 24 2019, 1:13 pm

Fill your life with laughter this May with these 10 great comedy events happening in Vancouver. Check out HUNCH, Mom = Wow, and more!

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

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

What: The 13th annual Laughter is the Best Medicine charity improv show hosted by TMP Improv. One hundred percent of the profits from this family-friendly show will benefit KidSport Richmond.

When: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Mother of all Comedy Shows

What: The Mother of All Comedy Shows features a collection of some of the best local women in stand-up comedy. They have diverse backgrounds and experiences related to ‘mothering’ and have hilarious words to share about it. Featuring Katrina Bennett, Monique Bellamy, Tania Taylor, Sarah Susswein, Erin Jeffery, Colleen Brow and emceed by Jan Bannister.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Anvil Centre Theatre – 777 Columbia Street New Westminster
Tickets: Online

Pop-Up Comedy Jam: Asian Heritage Month Edition

What: The Fictionals are celebrating Asian Heritage Month with a double-bill of Improv & Stand-Up at Cafe Deux Soleils. Hot Improv Tuesdays welcomes special guests Robert Peng on May 7, and Soo Jeong on May 21, with classic improv games, long-form laughs, and more.

When: May 7 and May 21, 2019
Time: Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $7 or $5 for students and seniors

Dead Weight Comedy Part One: the First One

What: Dead Weight Comedy presents their first stand-up show at Lanalous with headliner Sophie Buddle, MC Taylor Moorey, Danika Thibault, Sean McDonnell, and more.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 8:30 pm
Where: Lanalous – 362 Powell St, Vancouver
Tickets: $10 at the door

HUNCH: Festival of Solo Performances


Butt Kapinski

What: HUNCH is Vancouver’s only festival dedicated entirely to the development of solo performance work. Featuring Butt Kapinski, Magic Unicorn Island, TAP TAP, the Closing Night Cabaret, and more.

When: May 9 to 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sweet Release: A Hip-Hop Comedy Concert!

What: Trying to climb the hip-hop charts and vigorously attempting to make a name for herself, Lil Cli**y aka Lil C is here to introduce herself in her debut album, “Sweet Release.” Starring Ese Atawo, music by Geoffrey Walter, and a packed line-up of comedians.

When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 10 to 11:30 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Twisted Sisters

What: Twisted Sisters is a one of a kind show where comics do standup and drag. Hosted by Emily Bilton, featuring Yumi Nagashima, Jackie Hoffart and Steve Sidi, with a special performance by Rose Butch.

When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 10 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15

An Evening with Mike Bonanno (The Yes Men)

Mike Bonnano (The Yes Men)

What: Mike Bonanno from the dynamic prankster duos the Yes Men, will be at the Rio to reveal his secrets… of corporate drag. The show will feature a participatory corporate fashion show, motivational speaking, group power posing, and a slew of never before seen fake corporate videos made for past Yes Men projects – including an (abysmal) Exxon karaoke video that everyone can sing along to.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mom = Wow – ‘The Mother of all Mother’s Day Shows’

What: This special event is sure to make mom literally laugh out loud, while VTS’s players explore every aspect of motherhood through short scenes. Mom will laugh ‘til her sides hurt with vignettes such as ‘Movie Moms,’ ‘Momvolution – from new Mom to Grand-mom,’  ‘Mom Myths,’ or ‘Mommy Dearest’ to name a few of the endless possibilities that could arise.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Tickets: Online, $25 and include the show plus either a glass of House Wine (red or white), or a Henkell piccolo, or a glass of Mission Hill Five Vineyards Rosé or a non-alcoholic beverage.

Ramp For Ryan: A Comedy Fundraiser

What: The Vancouver Comedy Community comes together to help comedian Ryan Lachance raise funds to supply him with a compact portable ramp that he can use to access stages while on the road. Featuring Simon King, Charlie Demers, Alannah Brittney, Megan Milton, and more.

When: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

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