5 Vancouver comedy events to check out this week: October 20 to 26

Oct 19 2017, 9:15 pm

Warm up your October nights with a hot comedy show! Improv, stand-up, and theatre – here is our list of five funny events happening in Vancouver this week.

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

The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh 

Cave Canem Productions

Cave Canem Productions / Facebook

  • What: Brothers Coleman and Valene can’t seem to co-exist without sudden outbreaks of violence over the pettiest concerns. When their doubt-ridden parish priest attempts to bring reconciliation, their confessions quickly turn from earnest offerings into weapons in a hilarious and dark race to the bottom.
  • When: October 20 to November 11
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $15.75-$38.35

Jonny & Carson Sunday Funday Talent Extravaganza!

  • What: Each week features a variety of comedians and musicians and more. This week’s cast includes Katie Ellen Humphries, Hector Rivas, Ed Witzke, Alex Biron, Cameron Macleod, Adam Kozlick, Wes Barker and Oli Maughan.
  • When: Every Sunday
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Yagger’s Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar – 433 W Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, By donation

3rd annual Ghost Story Slam

  • What: Ten performers will take the stage on the frightful night to conjure up tales designed to put shivers in your bones and spiders in your hair. Hear stories and poems that’ll give you goosebumps the size of golf balls.
  • When: October 25
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10-$15 sliding scale

The Comedy Cantina Nerd Show

  • What: A glorious, geek-powered yukfest for the ages. Topics covered at The Comedy Cantina Nerd Show include sci-fi, role-playing, video games and more. Headlined by Simon King.
  • When: October 26
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $6

Fear of the Unknown: Improvised Edgar Allan Poe

Instant Theatre

Instant Theatre / Facebook

  • What: Inspired by the work of 19th century gothic horror writer, Edgar Allan Poe, Fear of the Unknown is a deluge of the macabre. Taking true stories of terror from the audience, the ensemble will entrap you in a warped world that is the embodiment of your own fear.
  • When: October 26 to 28
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $10