A guide to Vancouver comedy shows

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      When dinner and a movie just sounds too tame for a weeknight, try entertainment that’s a touch more interactive. Vancouver has plenty of spots that’ll have you out of the house, and busting a gut, too—as the city is full of funny folks and comedy clubs ready to deliver punchlines (almost) every day of the week. 

      Weekly Vancouver comedy shows 


      The Comedy Sh!tshow

      Every Monday at Mum's The Word, a bevy of Vancouver-local comedians take the stage in The Comedy Sh!tshow. Produced by Sidebar Comedy, and touted as Vancouver’s silliest show, expect jokes from the absurd to the weird and wacky.

      Mum's The Word
      1301 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


      Comedy After Dark: Hump Day Happy Hour 

      Kicking off Comedy After Dark’s week is live stand-up comedy on Wednesdays, hosting both local and touring comedians, with a side of happy hour drink specials. We’re sure you’ll leave smiling.

      Comedy After Dark
      117 West Pender Street, Vancouver

      By the Hour Comedy

      Organized by Conor Levesque, Vancouver’s alcohol-free comedy night, By the Hour Comedy, takes place on Wednesdays at Main Street’s City Centre Motor Hotel—perfect for those who want weekly entertainment without the call of booze.

      Conor Levesque of By The Hour Comedy.

      City Centre Artist’s Lounge
      113 - 2111 Main Street, Vancouver

      Comedy Gem’s Pro Am Open Mic

      If you think you’re funny enough to take the stage, this is where you’ll want to step up to the mic. Pros and amateurs alike can sign up for the open mic lotto on “Wednesday Funday” at the Underground Comedy Club.

      Underground Comedy Club
      120 West Hastings Street B, Vancouver


      Cool Fun with ChitChat Comedy

      Experience live stand-up comedy at a venue best known for small indie shows: the ANZA Club. ChitChat Comedy brings together professional comedians that you might have seen on CBC and Just For Laughs, turning this historic Vancouver performance hall into a lively comedy club.


      The ANZA Club
      3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver

      Comedy After Dark: Top Talent Showcase

      The city’s top comedic acts take the stage each Thursday night at the Comedy After Dark Top Talent Showcase. Who takes the title? You’ll have to attend to find out.

      Comedy After Dark
      117 West Pender Street, Vancouver

      Chill X Comedy Clubhouse 

      Every Thursday in Mount Pleasant, a traditional comedy club springs to life at this women-owned space. Comics from The Comedy Mix, as well as touring comedians and surprise guest performers, make the rounds here. You’re likely to have recognized a few performers from major platforms like JFL, Netflix, and Comedy Central.


      Chill x Studio
      2270 Manitoba Street, Vancouver

      Thursday Improv Comedy

      The Underground Comedy Club is a speakeasy-style comedy club, hosting local and touring comedians in Vancouver. Thursday’s improv night is sure to shock and surprise—as only improv can do.

      Underground Comedy Club
      120 West Hastings Street B, Vancouver


      Don't Tell Comedy!

      You know you’ll end up in stitches, but you won’t know who’ll be delivering the punchlines on stage—or where the stage is, for that matter. Every Friday night in the city, Don’t Tell Comedy puts on a show at an undisclosed venue with four to seven comics. You won’t find out who they are until they hit the stage!


      Find a show here: https://www.donttellcomedy.com/cities/vancouver-bc/

      Comedy Ring Presents Friday Night's Main Event

      This is no PG show—The Comedy Ring doles out uncensored stand-up from a variety of local comics every Friday night.

      The Comedy Ring
      211 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

      Theatresports at The Improv Centre 

      Each weekend, two improv-comedian teams go head-to-head in a competition judged by the audience itself on both Friday and Saturday nights. Stake your claim as an audience judge to decipher which team makes you laugh the hardest. The only difficult part is deciding who’s funnier.


      The Improv Centre
      1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver

      Jokes Please!

      Every Friday, The Cambrian Hall becomes a comedy club of sorts, with local comedians pulling big punchlines at the indie theatre. Jokes Please! has been a weekly tradition for a decade, playing host to Vancouver comics, as well as touring pros, and the occasional celebrity guest. 

      The Cambrian Hall
      215 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver

      Comedy After Dark: Uncensored Live Stand-up Comedy 

      You’ll want to put the kids to bed and leave them with a babysitter for this one. At Comedy After Dark, you'll hear stand-up comics testing their edgiest and most risqué material every Friday night.

      Comedy After Dark
      117 West Pender Street, Vancouver


      Comedy Ring Savage Comedy

      Much like its Friday night offering, The Comedy Ring’s weekly Savage Comedy spot showcases local comics with new and uncensored routines.

      The Comedy Ring
      211 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

      Comedy After Dark: Nightcap Comedy

      Hooray for the weekend! Comedy After Dark enters Friday with all-star shows hosting pro comics that can be found on Comedy Network, Just For Laughs, and CBC, among others.

      Comedy After Dark
      117 West Pender Street, Vancouver

      Jokes Please!

      If you missed the Friday night show, then don’t fret. Saturdays at the Russian Community Centre also bring touring and local comics—and sometimes celebrities—via the popular Jokes Please! nights.


      The RCC (Russian Community Centre)
      2114 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

      Saturday Night Laughs

      According to the Comedy Department, Saturday Night Laughs is for those who think Drew Carey and Norm MacDonald were a riot. This comedic night stars improvisers in lightning-fast sessions directed entirely by audience members.

      The Show Cellar
      1755 Davie Street, Vancouver


      Comedy After Dark: Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy

      Comedy After Dark finishes its week strong with a host of stand-up comics to shoo away the Sunday Scaries.

      Comedy After Dark
      117 West Pender Street, Vancouver

      Monthly Vancouver comedy nights

      Teen Angst Night

      You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll definitely cringe! Once a month at the Fox Cabaret, Teen Angst Night showcases a comedic reading series where courageous folks share pages from their teen journals aloud.


      The Fox Cabaret
      2321 Main Street, Vancouver

      The F.A.R.C.E. Comedy Show

      Find comedy every third Tuesday of the month at The Lido, usually known for its live music and unpretentious settings. Put on by Sloots on the Loose, the monthly night promises laughs amid drinks with friends.

      The Lido
      518 East Broadway, Vancouver

      The Sasha Ha-Ha Show 

      Sasha Mark hosts a monthly showcase at China Cloud Studios.
      Michele Bygodt

      Comedian and Blind Tiger Comedy faculty Sasha Mark hosts a monthly show, featuring everyone from professional sketch comedians to emerging amateurs. It’s a feel-good, silly showcase. 

      China Cloud Studios 
      524 Main Street