5 Vancouver comedy events to check out this week: June 23 to 29

Jun 23 2017, 4:42 am

Start your summer with a night of big laughs! Here is our checklist of five comedy events happening around the city from June 23 to 29.

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

Little Mountain Comedy Department Fun(d)raiser

  • What: An evening of laughs to help repair and improv Little Mountain Gallery. Featuring stand-up, improv, sketch and surprises over two shows.
  • When: June 24
  • Time8 pm and 10 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Geeks versus Nerds – Ep36: Ending With A Bang

  • What: Geeks versus Nerds celebrates local geek, gamer, and comic book nerd subcultures. Fan-favourite pop culture icons battle each other with wit, hilarity, and memorable one-liners. This month’s match features Steve Urkel vs. Sheldon Cooper, and Black Magic vs. Super Science.
  • When: June 24
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Comedy at Big Rock 1 Year Anniversary Show!

  • What: Comedy at Big Rock is celebrating one year of bringing the laughs on Sundays. Graham Clark headlines and is joined by Gavin Clarkson, Sophie Buddle, Steev Letts, Jenny Toews, Alex Sparling and Yumi Nagashima. MC for the evening is Big Rock Comedy’s own Katie Nordgren.
  • When: June 25
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Oh, Canada – The True North Strong and Funny

Oh Canada, the True North Strong and Funny/VTSL

  • What: It’s Canada’s 150th birthday and Vancouver TheatreSports League (VTSL) is celebrating with a humorous look at what makes Canadians, well…Canadian. The improv comedians will be highlighting the stereotypes associated with Canada and leaving audiences laughing until their sides hurt at The Improv Centre with their brand new show – ‘Oh, Canada – The True North Strong and Funny’.
  • When: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until September 2
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street
  • Ticxets: Staring at $10 – tickets available through VTSL online

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Pre Fringe Edition

  • What: Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy is a storytelling show which shines a light on the path from Mark Hughes’s dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison, using introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy.
  • When: June 29 to July 1
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $15
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