5 Vancouver comedy events to check out this week: September 29 to October 5

Sep 29 2017, 12:11 am

Start your new month with a night of laughs! Improv, poetry and Star Wars – here is our list of five comedy events to check out in Vancouver from September 29 to October 5.

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

Comic Books Live!

  • What: Comedians bring new stories of public domain comic book characters to life! Created and hosted by Ian Boothby (The Critical Hit Show, writer of The Simpsons and Futurama comics).
  • When: September 30
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Restaurant, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Duncan Shields at Vancouver Poetry Slam

Duncan Shields

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  • What: Duncan Shields is a two-time Vancouver Haiku Champion, a two-time Vancouver Nerd Slam Champion, two-time Ghost Story Slam and the winner of the 2010 IWPS Haiku Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. His poems are as funny as they are insightful.
  • When: October 2
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $6-$10

Kwantlen Improv

  • What: Kwantlen Improv is a Drop-In Workshop series in Surrey where you can learn improv games, communication techniques, make new friends and have fun.
  • When: Every Monday (no classes on holidays)
  • Time: 5 to 6:50 pm
  • Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University – 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey
  • Price: Free for current Kwantlen students, $5 for alumni, and $10 for members of the public.

Little Shop of Horrors

  • What: Mixing Motown, B-movies, and The American Dream, Little Shop of Horrors is the gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world cult classic hit musical that also spawned the 1986 film starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. Presented by Vagabond Players.
  • When: October 5 to 29
  • Where: The Bernie Legge Theatre – Queens Park, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $23-$25

Vancouver TheatreSports League – Improv Wars

  • What: Drawing on the rich characters, locations, and themes of the Star Wars films, Vancouver TheatreSports’ improvised parody highlights the parallels between the skills of an improviser and those of a Jedi to determine who is truly Master of the Farce. To paraphrase Yoda – “Laugh. Or do not. There is no titter.”
  • When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Opens October 5
  • Time:  7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10.75-$24.25
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