Looking for laughs in Vancouver this week? Check out these stand-up, improv and panel quiz shows around the city.
1) Four Eyesly Comedy Cantina 2 at Seven Dining Lounge, 8 pm on July 29
Geeky stand-up comedy at it’s finest. Comedians unleash their nerdy side at Seven Dining Lounge and talk about Role-Playing, Video Games, Magic: The Gathering and more. Headlined by Patrick Maliha, hosted by Victoria Banner, and possibly an appearance by a Machop. Tickets: $5 at the door.
2) Queer: Interesting – A Pride Fundraiser at Havana Theatre, 7:30 pm on July 30
– Presented by Geek: Interesting, Queer: Interesting is a panel quiz show about queer history and Pride Festivities to raise funds for Rainbow Refugee. The questionably qualified panelists this month are Amy Fox, David C. Jones, Julia Sarah and Sasja Smolders. Tickets: By donation.
3) Graham Clark at The Comedy Mix, 8 and 10:30 pm on July 29 and 30
Graham Clark is a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee and co-host of Maximum Fun’s Stop Podcasting Yourself. He is a regular on CBC’s The Debaters and has appeared at Just for Laughs, Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Bumbershoot. Graham is also the creator of beardpaintings.com, where he sells paintings made using his beard as a paintbrush and donates the proceeds to charity. Tickets: $18 to $20.
4) Queer Prov Hangover Pajama Party at XYYVR, 9:30 pm on August 1
After partying hard at the Pride Festivities, Queer Prov will take the stage at XYYVR in their comfiest pajamas, and encourage their audience to do the same. Queer laughs will be served starting at 9:30 pm, and all are welcome. Tickets: No cover.
5) The Fakespeare Festival at York Theatre, 2 pm matinees and 8 pm evening shows from August 3 to 28
– A new festival by Awkward Stage Productions celebrating clever Canadian twists of Shakespeare: TITUS: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus, and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). TITUS won last year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival Pick of the Fringe and earned 5 Stars from the Vancouver Sun. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) was written by Anne- Marie MacDonald, who received the Governor General’s Award, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award for the play. Tickets: $20 to $35.
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