10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in October

Oct 5 2016, 3:38 pm

As the weather gets colder, the comedians get funnier around Vancouver. Here are 10 hot comedy events to check out around the city this month.

Sean Devlin Live at the China Cloud


Sean Devlin

A full evening of stand up comedy with Vancouver based comedian and filmmaker Sean Devlin – best known for his work with The Yes Men and annoying former Prime Minister Stephen Harper (ShitHarperDid.com). Devlin has appeared at the Bumbershoot Music Festival and Just For Laughs Northwest, and been featured on CBC Radio, Upworthy.com and in the CTV mini-mini series The Party. Also featuring Ese Atawo and host Emma Cooper.

When: October 7 at 8 pm
Where: The China Cloud (524 Main Street)
Tickets: $7, available here

Teen Angst Night


Sara Bynoe

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series where readers share embarrassing poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, and stories from their teenage years. Hosted by Sara Bynoe.

When: October 8 at 8 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret (2321 Main Street)
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available here



An hour of improvised sketches from the hottest improv comedians in the city. From the brilliant and sharp to the absurd and messy, the rule is simple – never been seen before. Hosted by Dan Dumsha, Jamie Chrest and Sarah Dawn Pledge.

When: October 11 at 7:30 pm
Where: XYYVR (1216 Bute Street)
Tickets: $5 at the door, available here

One Night of Stand-Up with Simon King

Simon King

Simon King

For one night only, Simon King returns to Displace Hashery with his signature brand of thought-provoking, aggressive comedy. Also featuring Jenny Toews, Brad Dorion, Patrick Maliha, Roman Mancini and host Colin Sharp.

When: October 11 at 9 pm
Where: Displace Hashery (3293 West 4th Avenue)
Tickets: $10 at the door, more info here

The Hero Show – Nine Year Anniversary

The Hero Show

The Hero Show

The Hero Show celebrates it’s ninth anniversary with a big celebration at the China Cloud. Featuring Graham Clark, Diana Bang, Ryan Beil and more. Hosted by Cam Macleod.

When: October 13 at 9 pm
Where: The China Cloud (524 Main Street)
Tickets: $10 at the door, more info here

Debra DiGiovanni


Debra Digiovanni

Debra DiGiovanni has been called the “Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up”, and for three years running was named Canada’s favorite female comedian. She was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, often appears on CBC radio’s The Debaters, and has become a nationwide favorite on the hugely popular Much Music’s Video On Trial.

When: October 16 at 8 pm
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward Street)
Tickets: $25, available here

John Cleese and Eric Idle

John Cleese Eric Idle

John Cleese Eric Idle

In Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, John Cleese and Eric Idle will blend scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage and aquatic juggling to create a unique comedic experience with every performance.

When: October 21 at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton Street)
Tickets: $65 to $100, available here

Alonzo Bodden


Alonzo Bodden

Alonzo Bodden is the third season winner of Last Comic Standing, and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoLate Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Keenen Ivory Wayans show. His film credits include Scary Movie 4, The Girl Next Door, and Bringing Down the House starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah.

When: October 21 and 22 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuks (2837 Cambie Street)
Tickets: $20, available here

Improv X Halloween aka Paranormal Hilarity

The Fictionals

The Fictionals

Comedy gets spooky when The Fictionals and Friends presents Improv X Halloween aka Paranormal Hilarity. Enjoy a night of eerie laughs, mini-chocolate bars, ghost stories, and a real-life Ouija Board!

When: October 25 at 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive)
Tickets: $7 or $5 for students, more info here

Geekenders’ presents The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

The Geekenders’ presents the original live stage version of The Rocky Horror Show just in time for Halloween. As always, audience participation is encouraged – feel free to dress in costume and yes, prop bags will be available for purchase in the lobby. This deliberately kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you’ve ever seen it when it’s performed by Vancouver’s favourite nerdlesque troupe.

When: October 27 to 29 at 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
Tickets: $20, available here