10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in September

Aug 29 2019, 7:46 am

Fall into funny this September with our rundown of 10 great comedy events to check out in Vancouver. There’s Eric Andre, Back to School TheatreSports, and more.

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

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Back to School TheatreSports

Back to School TheatreSports/VTS

What: Vancouver TheatreSports celebrates the beginning of fall with Back to School TheatreSports, with classic TheatreSports short form improv games parodying classroom clichés and cliques. The comedy will be overseen by a stern principal, with audience awarding letter grades to the teams.

When: Every Tuesday to Saturday from September 3 until October 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Marc Maron

What: Marc Maron (Maron, GLOW) celebrates the milestone one thousandth episode of his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, by hitting the road with his new tour, Hey, There’s More.

When: September 6, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Rape is Real & Everywhere: Comedy by Survivors at Vancouver Fringe Festival

What: Rape is Real answers the questions, “Can rape jokes be funny? What if the people telling them were survivors?” Featuring stand-up comedians sharing raw, honest stories in a hilarious manner throughout the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

When: Various dates from September 6 to September 14, 2019
Time: 5 to 6:15 pm (opening night), plus various other times
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15 plus one time $7 Fringe membership (Opening night is half price)

The Human Condition Comedy Tour

What: The Human Condition Comedy Tour is in support of Alberta & BC Guide Dogs. Featuring stand-up by Shawn Gramiak, Scott Porteous, and Frank Russo

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, by donation

Improv Against Humanity: Back to Class

What: Improv Against Humanity is back in session at the Rio Theatre with a fall kickoff special by The Fictionals and special guests Denise Jones and Michael Teigen. Sign up to play in the live tournament to inspire the comedy, enter for a chance to win prizes, and help crown the Most Horrible Person In Vancouver.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Après le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

What: Scott Thompson (The Kids In The Hall) has been creating and performing monologues as Buddy Cole on stage and screen for over 30 years. Buddy has been a special correspondent for The Colbert Report at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and his work is currently on Vulture Magazine’s recent list of 100 jokes that shaped modern comedy.

When: September 19 to September 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eric Andre

What: Eric Andre is the creator, host, and co-writer of The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, played Mike on FXX’s Man Seeking Woman, and voiced Azizi in the 2019 live action The Lion King. He brings his Legalize Everything Tour to Vogue Theatre on September 20.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
Tickets: Available through LiveNation

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour

What: RuPaul’s Drag Race is coming to Vancouver this fall. Your favourite drag stars will be hitting the stage for the Official RuPaul’s Drag Race WERQ the World Tour. The show will be hosted by the fabulous Michelle Visage who “takes you on a journey to save the galaxy in the largest drag production ever produced.” Also featuring Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki and the queens from Season 11.

When: September 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Improv Festival

What: Check out more than 14 interactive performances, workshops and an opening night gala at the 21st Vancouver Improv Festival. Featuring headliners Trio from Los Angeles, Lambati from Tel Aviv, Israel, and special guest Andrew Phung of CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.

When: September 24 to 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver,
Tickets: Online

Dirty Jokes

What: Sam Tonning hosts a lineup of smutty and silly joke tellers at Dirty Jokes, including Brett Martin, Jane Stanton, Steev Letts, Alannah Brittany and Stuart Jones.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
TicketsOnline