10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in November

Nov 1 2019, 4:00 am

Warm up your November with these 10 hilarious comedy events happening in Vancouver. Check out Chelsea Handler, Merry Kissmas, and more this month!

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

Comedypants: Anniversary

What: Comedypants, hosted by Alistair Ogden, is celebrating its one-year anniversary at The Avant Garden. Stand-up comics on the bill include Charlie Demers, Emily Bilton, Aaron Read, and more.

When: November 2, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Avant Garden – 729 Gore Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

RILS Comedy Fundraiser

What: A stand-up comedy fundraiser for Residences for Independent Living Society, an organization that has provided accommodations to adults living with disabilities in Vancouver for nearly 50 years. Featuring Jenny Russel, Maddy Kelly, Andrew Vallance, and John Cullen, with Jo Dworschak as MC and Katie Ellen Humphries as the headliner.

When: November 3, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler

What: Comedian, TV personality, and New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Handler is coming to Vancouver on her Life Will Be the Death of Me stand-up tour. The trip across the continent follows the success of her recent memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me, which made its debut at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

When: November 7, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Tickets: Online

Fierce Adventures — One-Year Anniversary

What: A live, all-ages Dungeons & Dragons show featuring Vancouver drag entertainers. Starring Shay Dior, Adam Zapple, and more performers, plus The GM Tim as the Dungeon Master.

When: November 13, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: $10 at the door

More Ducking Comedy

What: A night of stand-up comedy in The Projection Room of Fox Cabaret. Featuring performances by Rae Lynn Carson, Heather Escaravage, Kalyn Miles, Lisa Ovies, Ambika Vas, MC Alannah Brittany, and headliner Nina Wilder.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Projection Room — 2321 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Shticks & Giggles with Chutzpah!

What: Kyle Berger hosts Shticks & Giggles as part of Chutzpah! Festival 2019. Featuring  Ivan Decker, John Cullen, Lisa Person, Yisrael Shurack, and more.

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver – 950 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance

What: Enjoy seasonal mirth and merriment at Vancouver TheatreSport’s Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance. The show’s first half takes suggestions from the audience to parody well-known holiday TV specials and films. That’s followed by a completely improvised, audience-driven rom-com parody in the second half.

When: November 20 to December 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online


What: Big Fun! is a new festival of comedy, music, art, and food, with over 15 events at 11 venues around Vancouver from November 20 to 24. See Trixie Mattel of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Eugene Mirman of Bob’s Burgers, Jena Friedman of Adult Swim, The HERO SHOW, Foxhole Comedy, Millennial Line, and more.

When: November 20 to November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Shaun Majumder

What: Award-winning comedian and actor Shaun Majumder brings the Hate Tour to the Massey Theatre on November 23. His credits include JFL, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, 24, and his documentary series, Majumder Manor. Presented by Laughter Zone 101.

When: November 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Massey Theatre — 735 8th Ave, New Westminster
Tickets: Online

Knockout Punchlines: Improv and Stand-Up Showdown

What: Knockout Punchlines Round 2 features stand-up comedians Alannah Brittany, Harris Anderson, Amber Harper-Young, and Byron Bertram inspiring a dozen improvisers to create hilarious scenes. The winning team – as voted on by the audience – will win the Knockout Punchlines Title Belt and the chance to come back to defend their title. Cheer on your favourites.

When: November 29, 2019
Time: Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15

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