If You Think Women Aren’t Funny, This Is Not The Show For You

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Riel Hahn and I are making this a monthly event at The Emerald.

For those that don’t know, Novelty Act is a night of comedy, storytelling, and joy.

Why novelty act? Well… sometimes that’s what women in comedy are labeled as. We think that’s bullshit, so we got together and decided to do a night of whatever we want to do. If that’s a novelty act, so be it!

It’s me and Riel Hahn on stage. And you! That’s it. That’s plenty!

Whatever this night is, we guarantee it will be fun! And we’ll probably wear lipstick. Last month a guy in the audience bought everyone champagne and cake!

Tuesday, March 31, 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Facebook Event

BONUS| The Emerald has 1/2 price cocktails on Tuesdays!

Look, we wouldn’t do this show if it sucked and people said ‘know when to quit.’ You should check it out. You have two weeks to get your shit together.

Grown Ass Vancouverites Embarrassing Themselves By Sharing Their Most Angsty Teenage Notes On Stage

Teen Angst OutTV

Next Thursday twelve people will be get getting up on stage, in front of a very hip and sexy audience and several TV cameras to share their most embarrassing, weird, and awkward teenage diaries, notes, poetry and more for your entertainment.

The FREE tickets are almost gone.

Do not miss out on your opportunity to be a part of making one of my dreams come true.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT – LIVE TAPING FOR OUTtv

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Annex | 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Seating: As we are filming this event we request that everyone is seated by 7:15 PM
Show 7:30-10 PM

Free Tickets on Eventbrite

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Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series, created by Sara Bynoe in 2000. This special edition of Teen Angst Night will be filmed for OUTtv and feature LGBT people from the Lower Mainland.

Hosted by Sara Bynoe

Readings by:

Brent Constantine
Jackie Hoffart
Maddie Gorman
David C. Jones
Jonathon Keller
Hiiro Prince
Heather J. Ross
Jen Sungshine
Jonny Sopotiuk
Arinn Westendorf
Amy Wilding

OUTtv is Canada’s only television and online social media portal that features programming specifically for the LGBT community and their allies.

This is such a big deal. HUGE!

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Dear reader, if you know me, you know that my shows are my babies. I created Teen Angst Night 15 years ago and I’m so thrilled and surprised that it’s still alive. On March 19 I’m doing a very special live taping of Teen Angst Night for OUTtv.

I know I do a lot of shows and many of you attend them on the regular and I cannot tell you in words how much that means to me. This show means the world to me and I would love to have you there for support.

Look, I’m a single girl likely to never have a wedding or child and I know we’re not friend-friends but you could show support for me like I’m unlikely to get any other time by showering me with your presence and laughter. It’s going to be a great night.

Did I mention that it’s FREE. So really, it’s my present to you. Come out and have a delightful time on me.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT LIVE TAPING FOR OUTtv

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Annex | 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Seating: As we are filming this event we request that everyone is seated by 7:15 PM
Show 7:30-10 PM

Free Tickets on Eventbrite

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series, created by Sara Bynoe in 2000. This special edition of Teen Angst Night will be filmed for OUTtv and feature LGBT people from the Lower Mainland.

Hosted by Sara Bynoe
Readers – To Be Announced

OUTtv is Canada’s only television and online social media portal that features programming specifically for the LGBT community and their allies.

Teen Angst Karaoke

Teen Angst Night is a juvenilia / comedic storytelling event that’s been running since 2000. If you were there for the Teenage Wasteland show at HAWC you might remember this super fun time.

Invited performers will share stories from their teenage years and then sing a song related to their story. Then the mic is open to you to sing away your memories.

Thursday, February 26 | 8-10 PM | Hot Art Wet City | 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
Hosted by Sara Bynoe
By donation at the door

Featuring stories/songs by:
Jeff Gladstone
Dina Del Bucchia
Kyle Fines
Cynara Geissler
Kitty Mussallem
and YOU!

Fill out this form to request your song.
http://goo.gl/forms/FeHqzDqYMo

http://hotartwetcity.com/teenangst-karaoke

Bynoe and Hahn are back!

Tomorrow @hahnsy and I are doing our thing at The Emerald. Show starts at 8pm. #vancouver

A photo posted by Sara Bynoe (@sarabynoe) on

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Tomorrow. Tuesday, February 24

Back by popular demand!
Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn present a night of comedy, storytelling, and joy.

Why novelty act? Well… sometimes women in comedy get referred to as a ‘novelty act.’ Bynoe and Hahn think that’s bullshit, so they got together and have decided to do a night of whatever they want to do and if that’s a novelty act, so be it!

It’s Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn on stage. And you! That’s it. That’s plenty!

Whatever this night is, we guarantee it will be fun! And we’ll probably wear lipstick.

Tuesday, February 24, 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Emerald, 555 Gore

BONUS – The Emerald has HALF PRICE cocktails on Tuesdays!

Tomorrow is Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Facebook Event

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17 is Teen Angst Night

If you know anything about me you should already be familiar with this event. I’ve been running it since I was barely legal. It started in Calgary in 2000 – that’s 15 years of making fun of my teen angst. My Teen Angst Night is a full grown teenager!

Last month a team of students from BCIT came and did a radio story about the night. It perfectly captures the fun of the event. Please have a listen here:

Still not sure about it? Need more information? Okay, here’s the full package. I hope to see you at the show! It’s going to be a great one. There’s a whole bunch of new readers sharing stuff and 4 of those newbies are men,

TEEN ANGST NIGHT

Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst.

Teen Angst Night is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). So, get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!

You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- You can’t be proud of the work you share. It must be embarrassing or humiliating. That’s what people want to hear. Of course, you must also be over your angst and able to laugh at yourself. 


READERS – FULL
If you want to get on the list to read/ know about the next event sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UlbFfGOvLvb7Dal2hY9AvrJo40Ck-fL0d0LxyWw1vNQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

SHOW DETAILS

Tuesday, February 17
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
Show 8-10PM
Tickets: at the door, $10, cash only

More info: http://sarabynoe.com/shows/teen-angst/

Learn The Truth About Fifty Shades of Grey

Tonight in your city there will be a movie theatre full of sexual frustration and bad book lovers. Yes, that mommy-porn phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey has been made in to a movie. It was filmed in my home city, Vancouver, and since they didn’t offer me a part I’m protesting the entire thing.

Actually, I was going to do another edition of my Fifty Shades of Say Wha?! show but I ended up going to Hawaii. My bad.

You can rile against EL James’ messed up version of BDSM and throw some funny facts in the faces of Fifty Shades fans by listening to the Fifty Shades of Say Wha?! podcast. Share it with your friends and let them know the TRUTH about how awful that series is.

Truth like the Fifty Shades of Grey tampon sceneThis is Anastasia Steele’s Say Wha?! moment:

He reaches between my legs and pulls on the blue string – what?!- and gently pulls my tampon out and tosses it into the nearby toilet. Holy Fuck. Sweet mother of all… Jeez. And then he’s inside me … ah! 

Sadly this scene didn’t make it into the movie.

Fifty Shades of Say Wha?!

In this podcast, a recording from a live show I did at Hot Art Wet City in 2013, I rant about the books, throw down some truth bombs, and gave sex scenes to Dina Del Bucchia, Shirley Gnome and the Unstoppable Conni Smudge.

Listen (and subscribe!) to the Say Wha?! podcast on iTunesRSS feed, or just stream the episode HERE:

Want more of my ranting about Fifty Shades? Check these out:

Recap of this event HERE

Top Search terms that bring people to my site about Fifty Shades of Grey HERE

My plot summary of Fifty Shades of Grey HERE

February Fun Times!

Here’s a quick run down of the shows I’m producing this month. Save the date, make a date, go on a date.

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Teen Angst Night – February 17

I’ve been doing this event for 15 years! The next one is Tuesday, February 17 at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street. 8-10 PM, $10 at the door. Details. Facebook.Get there early, the last one filled up by 7:50 PM.

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NOVELTY ACT – February 24

It’s me & Riel Hahn on stage, doing whatever the frack we want. Tuesday, February 24, The Emerald, 555 Gore, 8-10 PM. $8 in advance.$10 at the door.Facebook.

10947357_709989915781387_4072448254397504594_nTEEN ANGST KARAOKE – February 26

A night for people that didn’t keep their teenage diaries to share at Teen Angst Night. It’s an evening of stories & songs. If you made it toTeenage Wasteland in 2013 you know how much fun this was. Thursday, February 26, Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street, 8- close. Details. Facebook. By donation.

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Also, things are moving ahead with my partnership with OUTtv and Teen Angst Night. If you are or know someone in Vancouver who intensifies as part of the LGBTQ community and you’ve got some angsty writing from your teen years then you should sign up HERE – part way down the page. The show is happening March 19. I can’t wait!

John Cullen Reads From Call Me Russell

John Cullen is a comedian. Russell Peters is a comedian, albeit a much more famous comedian with an autobiography. Listen to John Cullen’s take on Russell’s book on the latest episode of Say Wha?! The Podcast.

Say Wha Podcast

Say Wha?! The Podcast shares recordings from the comedy show Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This episode features a reading of “Call Me Russell” by John Cullen.

Listen to the podcast on iTunesRSS feed, or just stream it HERE:

If you enjoyed this podcast be sure to like this post, tweet a link to it, or share it on Facebook.

Novelty Act

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Ok. Okay. I know. You’re wondering what is this all about?

Well… Here’s what our official release thingy says:

Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn present a night of comedy, storytelling, and joy.

Why novelty act? Well… sometimes women in comedy get referred to as a ‘novelty act.’ Bynoe and Hahn think that’s bullshit, so they got together and have decided to do a night of whatever they want to do and if that’s a novelty act, so be it!

It’s Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn on stage. And you! That’s it. That’s plenty!

Whatever this night is, we guarantee it will be fun! And we’ll probably wear lipstick.

NOVELTY ACT
Tuesday, January 27 | 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance | $10 at the door
The Emerald | 555 Gore

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RielRIEL HAHN

I am a Vancouver based comedian who has been described as “delicious”, “hilarious”, “ferocious”, “filthy mouthed” and as “a blizzard in the House of Commons”. I grew up traveling with the Caravan Stage Company, town to town by horse and wagon, and later worked extensively with the Caravan Farm Theatre. Familialy, I come from a long line of compassionate, opinionated, active and funny lefties. These experiences provided me with a rich cache of stories, and some discomfort with stasis and classism. I am constantly searching for the new, inclusive and stimulating both personally and professionally. Ultimately I believe that funny trumps everything.

 

Here I am, most likely applauding my own joke. SARA BYNOE

I’m a performer who has been described as “charismatic,’ ‘lovely,’ ‘talented,’ ‘effervescent,’ ‘brash’ and ‘a local mover and shaker.’ For the last 15 years I’ve been running an event called Teen Angst Night. For the last 4 years I’ve been running a show called Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing. I went to two theatre schools; one of them was Studio 58. I Story Produced the first season of Sex Sent Me To The ER on TLC.  I’ve been doing improv with VTSL’s Rookie Night for way too long.  I believe if everyone could laugh at themselves and learn to play the world would be a better place.

 

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If you like us, or are interested in what we do, come to Novelty Act.

It will be part improv, part theatre, and part storytelling event, and a TOTAL PARTY with two of Vancouver’s favourite weirdos.

BONUS| The Emerald has 1/2 price cocktails on Tuesdays!