Vancouver comedy/improv roundup: November 6 to 12, 2017

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      Looking to see some comedy this week? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are funny events happening in or around Vancouver from November 6 to 12, 2017. 

      Standup

      Sean Conroy

      When and where: November 6 at Fox Cabaret at 9 p.m.
      What to expect: Member of UCB flagship show ASSSSCAT for over 20 years, and multi-disciplined comedy tour-de-force, Sean Conroy (Adult Swim, Conan, Comedy Central) performs a blistering set of standup at the Fox Cabaret. Also featuring all star special guests from Vancouver's independent comedy scene. In his new standup show “The World’s Smallest Giant,” Sean Conroy explores fistfights, heartbreak, the Kiss of Death, miracles, and how Showtime Lakers power forward Kurt Rambis could actually heal the world.
      Price: $15/10
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      Eight 1/2 Inches of Stand Up Comedy

      When and where: November 6 at Eight and a Half at 8 p.m.
      What to expect: Every Monday at Eight 1/2 restaurant the best nationally touring pro comedians and local up and comers perform standup comedy for only $5. Cheap beer, cheap wings.
      Price: $5
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      Magic Mic Open Mic Night

      When and where: November 7 at The Junction at 7 p.m.
      What to expect: Introducing Magic Mic! The hottest open-mic in the West End. Calling all comedians, musicians, and all performance acts! Steev Letts and Oli Maughan are thrilled to host Magic Mic Open Mic every Tuesday at the Junction Pub on Davie Street. Sign up starts at 7 p.m.! Pros, amateurs and first-timers all welcome.
      Price: Free
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      Full Pint Comedy

      When and where: November 7 at Granville Island Brewing at 9 p.m.
      What to expect: Bringing them jokes to The Taproom at Granville Island Brewing every single Tuesday. Just five dollars to see top touring comedians you’ve seen on Just For Laughs, CBC, The Comedy Network, and back at our first show: Kings Head Comedy.
      Price: $5
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      Yuk Yuk's

      When and where: November 7-11 at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club at Tuesday-Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 7 and 9:30 p.m. shows.
      What to expect: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver comedy club provides the best live comedy in the city of Vancouver. Top Talent Showcase on November 7, Amateur Night on November 7, Open Mic night on November 8, Jane Stanton Live Album Recording on November 10 at 10:30 p.m., and Darren Frost headlines on November 9-11.
      Price: Varies on the night
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      Stand-Up & Deliver! Comedy Open Mic

      When and where: November 8 at Seven Dining Lounge at 8 p.m.
      What to expect: Vancouver's best comedy open mic! Pros, amateurs and newbies always welcome. Every Wednesday: sign-up at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Ever wanted to give standup a try? Bring a friend, buy a drink, support the room and let's have fun!
      Price: Free
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      The Comedy Mix

      When and where: November 7-11 at the Comedy MIX. at Tuesday-Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 8 and 10:30 p.m. shows.
      What to expect: Plant yourself in a plush booth, graze on some pub grub, sip a beer or two, and laugh along with some new and hot standup comedy. Oh, by the way, nobody else is responsible if you laugh so hard beer comes out of your nose. Just warning you. Pro-am night on November 7, Comedy Showcase on November 8, Tracey MacDonald headlines on November 9-11.
      Price: Varies on the night 
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      Fox Hole Comedy

      When and where: Novemeber 8 at Projection Room at Fox Cabaret at 9 p.m.
      What to expect: Standup comedy every Wednesday in the Projection Room, upstairs at the Fox Cabaret. Check out some of Vancouver's best local comics in a small, intimate venue right on Main Street. Vancouver's only weekly comedy room where women, folks of colour, and queers are the majority of performers, every time.
      Price: $5
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      Jokes Please!

      When and where: November 9 at Little Mountain Gallery at 9 p.m.
      What to expect: Jokes Please! is an award-winning standup comedy show that happens every Thursday at LMG. Hilarious comedians perform in a friendly, indie theatre to big laughs. Fun!
      Price: $5
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      John Mulaney

      When and where: November 10 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 7 p.m.
      What to expect: Emmy Award-winning writer and standup comedian performs on his sold-out Kid Gorgeous tour. Presented by Just for Laughs.
      Price: $39.50 (plus service charges and fees)
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      Jane Stanton Live Album recording

      When and where: November 10 at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club at 10:30 p.m.
      What to expect: Comedian Jane Stanton is recording a LIVE Comedy Album! *ONE SHOW ONLY* Come join Jane plus surprise special guests!
      Price: $14.29
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      Funny Fun FUNdraiser

      When and where: November 11 at Rio Theatre at 7 p.m.
      What to expect: We’ve put the FUN in FUNdraiser!! An evening of comedy with three funny guys: Kyle Bottom, Mayce Galoni and host Mike McGuire. All in support of the Tumour Foundation of BC, working to empower individuals with neurofibromatosis (NF) through patient education and support programs, and the big goal of creating a new NF clinic.
      Price: $30/25
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      Tinder Tales ALL STARS

      When and where: November 11 at Fox Cabaret at 8 p.m.
      What to expect: This show is an absolute riot! Tinder Tales ALL STARS features 7 of our funniest storytellers and performers over the last 15 months, sharing their most EPIC online dating and romance fails! Tinder Tales is a platform for comedians and everyday people to confess their hilarious, unique, outrageous and just plain weird Tinder Tales and other dating disaster stories live on stage in Vancouver and Toronto.
      Price: $10-20
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      Improv/Perfomance

      Vancouver TheatreSports League

      When and where: November 8-12 at The Improv Centre
      What to expect: Some of the world's most daring and innovative improv. Improv Wars: The Laugh Jedi (Thu, Fri, and Sat, 7:30 pm); #NoFilter (Thu, 9:15 pm); Ok Tinder (Fri and Sat, 11:15 pm); Rookie Night (Sun, 7:30 pm); TheatreSports (Wed and Tue, 7:30 pm; Wed, 9:15 pm; Fri and Sat, 9:30 pm).
      Price: Varies on the night
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      Rock Paper Corduroy

      When and where: November 6 at Corduroy 9 p.m.
      What to expect: This comedy show stars VTSL's Scott Patey, Ed Witzke and Yuk Yuk's Jonathan Gagnon. Come down to see one of the funniest and funnest things to do in Vancouver.
      Price: $5
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      Pop-Up Comedy Jam

      When and where: November 7 at Café Deux Soleils 8 p.m.
      What to expect: Kickstart a hilarious November with The Fictionals and standup guest James Kennedy (People’s Champ of Comedy and Vancouver Yuk-Off winner, JFL Northwest)! Pop-Up Comedy Jam is the monthly Improv + Stand-Up Mashup, and it's powered by your ideas! Come join the fun!
      Price: $7
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      Game of Sins: The End

      When and where: November 7 at The Red Gate Revue Stage 8 p.m.
      What to expect: Sin Peaks is a live improvised Soap Opera. Just like your favorite TV shows, its characters return each week to tell a brand new, one of a kind story. Don't worry if you miss a week, there is a recap at the top of every episode and each show is uniquely hilarious unto itself.
      Price: $10
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      Honky Tonk Angels

      When and where: November 9-25 at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 8 & 2 p.m.
      What to expect: Runs Weds through Sats at 8 p.m. and Sat, Nov 25 at 2 p.m. A musical comedy by Ted Swindley, the creator of Always...Patsy Cline. Poorly behaving males — those who come home a’drinkin’, who’ve been a’messin’ where they shouldn’t have been a’messin’, those inclined to bring their barroom habits home to mama — are the uber-text of much of the great country music recorded by such woman as Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and that angel on this green earth, Dolly Parton.
      Price: $25/23
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      God Is a Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming

      When and where: November 10 at Evergreen Cultural Centre 8 p.m.
      What to expect: Who knew the second coming of Christ would be preceded by a sing-a-long to the Proclaimers hit 500 Miles, or that the deity’s comeback would be so darned hilarious? Welcome to the return of Victoria’s Mike Delamont as the Almighty in God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming. “I feel like a chesterfield,” deadpans Delamont, who doesn’t disappoint in his irreverent, convulsively funny new installment of his hit solo show.
      Price: $33/28/15
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      Phantom Signal Season 3

      When and where: November 10 at Little Mountain Gallery 8 p.m.
      What to expect: Original old-timey-new-timey-radio-horror-comedy performed live by Jayson McDonald, Andrew Bailey and Tara Travis, accompanied by the best of the best musical guests. November features superstar Composer/Double Bassist Mark Haney. It's anthology style, so every month is a different trip, kiddos. Don't be scared to check it out. Well, maybe be a little scared.
      Price: $10 at the door
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      Hype! An Improvised Hip Hopera

      When and where: November 10 at Havana Theatre 10:30 p.m.
      What to expect: Broadway meets Hip-Hop in this high-energy celebration of epic musicals and ingenious improvised rhymes. Hype! will leave you pumped up, delivering hilarious hooks, breathtaking verbal dexterity and slick storytelling every single night.Starring: Julia Sarah, Kai Rudell, Zach Wolfman, Abdullah Wasfi, Travis Bernhardt, Kia Rae, Brad Duffy, Brent Hirose, Jess Garcia and Tia Jeanette. Directed by Travis Bernhardt. Original production directed by Joel Crichton.
      Price: $10
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      From Justin to Kelly Improv

      When and where: November 11 at Havana Theatre 10:30 p.m.
      What to expect: New York City improv comics Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore bring their acclaimed touring two-person show to Vancouver for one night only. Their signature show format, the Walter, has been called "the ultimate high-wire act"; in it, they spend significant portions of time in total silence, creating memorable characters and situations with nothing more than gestures and physical comedy. The result is a uniquely intense and engrossing comedy show guaranteed to be like nothing you've seen before.
      Price: $10
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      The Sunday Service

      When and where: November 12 at Fox Cabaret 9 p.m.
      What to expect: Long standing, multiple award winning, weekly improv comedy show. Starring Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Mark Chavez, Aaron Read, and Taz VanRassel. Every Sunday.
      Price: $7
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      Instant Theatre at Havana Theatre

      When and where: November 6-12 at Havana Theatre and Instant Theatre Company (529 E. Broadway) at Various times
      What to expect: 1994 was a big year for Vancouver. On a tiny stage in Gastown a band of Vancouver’s finest young comedic minds began to build what would become Instant Theatre Company: the home for alternative theatrical improv in Vancouver. Our community of talented improvisational performers produces more than 200 shows locally every year in addition to performing at as guests worldwide from Bellingham to Berlin. Check calander for show times: instanttheatre.com/schedule/
      Price: Varies on the night
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