Looking for laughs in Vancouver this week? Check out these stand-up, improv and cabaret shows around the city.
1) Point Grey’s Anatomy – Season 3 Premiere at Little Mountain Gallery, 8 pm on September 16
Grad School Improv returns with their hit improvised medical drama Point Grey’s Anatomy! With the passage of time, how have the characters changed? Can southern surgeon Mac Tucker repair his broken relationships? Will competent nurse Linda Mason gain some damn respect? Can Lillienne Boner balance life as Chief of Surgery and a mother of twins? And is Roy Donovan still the lovable intern we love to love? Only time will tell.
2) Bloodfeud at Little Mountain Gallery, 8 pm on September 17
Some of Vancouver’s best stand-ups face off with some of the city’s finest improvisers in the first-ever Bloodfeud. Hosted by Matty Vu and Malcolm McLeod. Bloodfeud shows what happens when comedy stops being polite and starts being real. With special guests from stand-up rooms and improv troupes across the city.
3) Showcase Sundays with headliner Patrick Maliha at Belmont Bar, 8 pm on September 18
Patrick Maliha is a comic, an impressionist, a trivia host, and a Gentlemen Heckler. He has headlined and MC’ed at clubs, festivals, and corporate events across Canada and the U.S., and on Sunday he headlines the Belmont Bar with host Harris Anderson, San Aung, Jenny Toews, Brad Dorion and more on the bill.
4) Improv Against Humanity: Rush Week Revelry at The Rio Theatre, 8 pm on September 21
Come party with The Fictionals and special guests as they bring the world of Cards Against Humanity to life. Plus they have sweet prizes to give out, new cards in the official show deck, and will crown the Most Horrible Person in Vancouver!
5) The Gumshoe Revue at The Columbia Theatre, 8pm on September 22
Ghost Light Vaudeville Society’s debut production, “The Gumshoe Revue”, is an investigation into paranormal pulp and pulse-raising performances. Our hardboiled hosts will lead us all through a wide variety of acts – including burlesque, drag, comedy, and music – each one uniquely inspired by the ghosts and demons that live among us. This event will act as a major fundraiser for a local non-profit organization, Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW), and all proceeds raised will go to help their many wonderful programs.
Listen to Comedy With Chai on CKNW on Friday nights at 7:20 pm.