Stand-up, improv, sketch and more! Whatever your comedy tastes, there’s a show around Vancouver for you to enjoy. Here is our checklist of five comedy events happening around the city from May 19 to 25.
What: In the first episode of this three-part anthology mini-series, Grad School Improv takes on the hit show Black Mirror to present standalone episodes of psychological, satirical, and modern science fiction.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Support the 2017 Vancouver Art Book Fair while sharing drinks and gags with some of Vancouver’s funniest comedians. Featuring Cameron Macleod, Jacob Samuel, Aaron Charles Read, Fraz Wiest, Carla Mah, Kelli Ogmundson and Nima Gholamipour. Also includes a DJ set by DJ set by Cherchez La Femme.
Where: CBC Studio 700 – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: Veteran Broadway chorus girls Gloria and Grenda may be over the hill, but they are running down the other side. Spunky, blunt, and probably alcoholic, Gloria and Grenda bring us back to Broadway with an overpriced cabaret brimming with song, dance and love! Find out why these leggy ladies are legends in laughter, love, and litigation.
Where: The Dusty Flowershop – 2050 Scotia Street, Vancouver
What: The Hero Show presents a brand new show that brings comedy and music together into a strange hybrid alien baby show. Comedians will have the opportunity to showcase weird and wonderful ideas that are fully music-centric. Featuring
Kyle Fines, Jenn Bojmj and Colin Edward Cowan, The Ryan and Amy Show and more.
Where: The China Cloud – 524 Main Street, Vancouver
What: With the recent release of her Netflix Special, Ali Wong: Baby Cobra, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special while seven months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy American Housewife, premiering this fall.
Where: Vogue Theatre – 1918 Granville Street, Vancouver