10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in October

Sep 22 2018, 6:21 pm

Laugh all month long with these 10 comedy events happening in Vancouver in October. Check out Jerry Seinfeld, My Favourite Murder, and more.

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

Jerry Seinfeld

  • What: Originally a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld was catapulted to stardom in the 90s with the success of his now legendary sitcom Seinfeld. Since the show ended its nine-year run in 1998, Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy and in 2009, began a successful web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
  • When: Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5
  • Time: 7 pm (Thursday) and 7 and 9:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: start at $79.00 (taxes included + facility & service charges) on Ticketmaster

The Dirty Betty One Year Anniversary Show

The Dirty Betty Show

The Dirty Betty Show/Facebook

  • What: The Dirty Betty Show celebrates their first-anniversary show with drag queens, stand-up comedians, improvisers and dancers, plus an audience twerk off.
  • When: Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Spooktober – Dare to Laugh

  • What: Spooktober is Vancouver TheatreSports’ limited-run seasonal celebration of all things eerie. There are four different shows you’ll be dying to see. Monster Matches pits teams of monsters against one another in a series of ‘head-to-headless’ short-form scenarios to see who ‘eeeks’ the most laughs. Cult Fiction – Everyone Laugh Together is framed as a spooky documentary. Scared Witless – Creepy Campfire Tales sees a group of hikers trapped by a storm in a spooky forest. WTF – What the Fright takes its format from their regular late night show, What the Fun!
  • When: Tuesday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Improv Festival

  • What: Enjoy over 14 interactive improv performances, workshops and an opening night gala at VIIF 2018.
  • When: Wednesday, October 10 to Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Tickets: Online

Wall to Wall Comedy

  • What: Simon King and Sam Tonning present Wall to Wall Comedy at the Wallflower. Featuring Ivan Decker, Wes Barker, Fatima Dhowre, Harris Anderson and Oli Maugha
  • When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Wallflower – 2420 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Roy Wood Jr.

  • What: Roy Wood Jr. began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2015 Wood became part of “the Best F#@ing News Team” as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. In addition, he is the host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening.” 
  • When: Friday, October 12 to Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

F is for Funny

  • What: Laughter Zone 101 presents a stand-up comedy showcase with Fatima Dhowre, Katie Nordgren, Ash Dhawan, Naomi Yamato, Syd Bosel, Ed Hill, Erin Jeffery and Jan Bannister.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $22 plus service charges

Words in Motion: The Fictionals X Vancouver Writers Fest

  • What: Comedy and Literature collide at Granville Island Brewing when The Fictionals and Vancouver Writers Fest present Words In Motion. Improv X Literature features some of Vancouver’s funniest comedians and finest poets teaming up for a night of laughs! The performers will be inspired by your suggestions, classic literature, and modern bookshelf hits.
  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Granville Island Brewing – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $7

My Favorite Murder

Sunday, October 21

My Favourite Murder/Facebook

  • What: My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive “Murderino” fan base. A top five regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine.
  • When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Rahul Subramanian and Kunal Kamra

  • What: LOL stars Rahul Subramanian and Kunal Kamra are coming to perform in Vancouver for the first time. Both comics have played to sold-out houses across India and the Middle East.
  • When: Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online
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