10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in September

Aug 25 2018, 7:11 pm

Indulge your funny bone with these 10 great comedy events happening Vancouver in September. Catch Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, RISK! and more around town.

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

Back to School TheatreSports

  • What: Vancouver TheatreSports honours the beginning of fall with a special improv show dedicated to school days. Back to School TheatreSports takes classic TheatreSports short form improv ‘games’ and adapts them to parody classroom clichés and cliques (some things never change). Instead of the traditional TheatreSports referee, the action will be overseen by a very stern Principal. Regardless of whether you are/were a jock, a nerd or one of the cool kids at school, everyone will be able to relate and find something to laugh about.
  • When: Monday, September 3, 2018, then every Tuesday to Saturday until Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

The Anxiety Show Episode 9

  • What: Each episode of The Anxiety Show features storytelling, standup, and variety-style comedy on a different mental health issue (or trigger) by booked comedians and open mic participants. Episode 9 features a variety of Vancouver Fringe performers. Hosted by Megan Phillips.
  • When: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Dyck Spacee – A Spy-Fi Improvised Radio Play

  • What: Dyck Spacee is a spontaneous improvised radio play at the Vancouver Fringe Festival that combines recognizable Film Noir tropes with a dash of Science Fiction. Listen as a curious new mystery-adventure unfolds every show, inspired by audience suggestions. You’ll get shady villains, red herrings and hilarious reversals of gender stereotypes. A little bit of everything with something for everyone.
  • When: Thursday, September 6 to Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Improv Comedy Institute – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

september 7

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood / Facebook

  • What: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood return to the River Rock Show Theatre with their two man improv show, Scared Scriptless. As seen on TV specials and movies, comedy veterans Colin and Brad will be making Metro Vancouver laugh during their interactive performance. The entire audience will be in on the act as they participate and provide suggestions, with Colin and Brad doing the rest. 
  • When: Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Rd, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online


  • What: RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share. Founded in 2009 by Kevin Allison of MTV’s sketch comedy show, The State, RISK! has been downloaded tens of millions of times and has featured true stories from Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Dan Savage, Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Michael Ian Black, and regular folks from around the world.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7:30 pm, Show 8:30 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $24.99

Boob Tube Bingo

  • What: Boob Tube Bingo is like a drag, comedy and bingo cross-over episode. Hosted by Dick & Dee.
  • When: Second Wednesday of every month starting September 12, 2018
  • Time: Bingo cards handed out at 6 pm, event starts at 7 pm
  • Where: Storm Crow Tavern – 1305 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Jim Jefferies

  • What: Jim Jefferies is an Australian stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, and writer. His latest stand-up special, This Is Me Now, was released on Netflix in July.
  • When: Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Improv Against Humanity: Rush Week Revelry

  • What: Improv Against Humanity is back in session at the Rio Theatre with a fall kickoff special by The Fictionals. Enjoy CAH comedy, enter for a chance to win prizes, and help crown the Most Horrible Person In Vancouver during the live tournament.
  • When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me

september 22

Alicia Tobin, HOT ART Wet City / Facebook

  • What: Join Alicia Tobin and her special guests for Come Draw with Me, an evening of drawings, laughing, sharing, marker sniffing, and friendships. No talent required, supplies provided.
  • When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26th Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Stop Podcasting Yourself

  • What: Hosts Graham Clark and Dave Shumka will be weaving their comedic tales through time and space under a visual display in the Planetarium Star Theatre. As part of the evening, there will also be a classic planetarium show and visual tour of the universe with added commentary from Graham and Dave.
  • When: Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: HR MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25
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