5 Vancouver comedy events to check out this week: December 8 to 14

Dec 8 2017, 5:24 pm

Escape the December chill with some warm laughs! Burlesque, improv, storytelling and stand-up – here is our list of five comedy events to check out in Vancouver from December 8 to 14.

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

Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live Onstage

  • What: As part of acclaimed Zee Zee Theatre’s tenth anniverary season, Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live Onstage is a talk show peepshow into the history of Vancouver’s drag queen scene. Created by Cameron Mackenzie and Dave Deveau, and hosted by Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • WhereXYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $25

Taboo Revue Holiday Double Feature

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  • What: The Taboo Revue Holiday Double Feature features a set of dreamy dances, glamourous group numbers, and hilarious comedic antics, plus a one-act stripsical written and directed by burlesque luminary, Melody Mangler.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$28

Storytelling Championship

  • What: The top storytellers of the 2017 Vancouver Story Slam season bring their best stories to the stage. The winner as selected by anonymous audience ballot will receive $200 cash, a large engraved trophy, and the coveted title of 2017 Vancouver Story Slam Champion. Al Tee, Alix Born, Cory Thibert, David Johnson, Emily Kelsall, Griffin Tedeschini, Mike Funergy, Reive Doig, Shlomo McPeake, and Spillious will share unique, original stories. The evening will begin with a guest story from two-time Storytelling Champion Bryant Ross
  • When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Mad Max: Yellow Brick Road

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  • What: Instant Theatre Company takes the post-apocalyptic setting of the blockbuster feature film and drops it into the world of Oz. There will be an epic rap battle between Glinda and the Wicked Witch— featuring feats of verbal dexterity, creative rhyme schemes, and brutal burns. There’s also a car chase battle sequence using nothing but blocks, glitter, and an absurdly sized air cannon.
  • When: December 13 to 16, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Eventbrite; $15-$20

Two Dogs Featuring Some Cats

  • What: A night of fun stand up hosted by Graham Clark and headlined by Chris Locke. Featuring Gavin Matts, Chris James, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Aaron Read, Fatima Dowhre, and Paul Schlesinger.
  • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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