FINALLY! Say Wha?! The Podcast is back!

Dudes, I FINALLY got my life together enough to start doing the Say Wha?! podcast again. Yay!!!

Thanks for all your complaints about wanting more that got me back on this train. I’ve got a great Marc Maron-y intro before the wonderful Say Wha?! reading so feel free to skip to the 3:12 mark to get right into it.

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 improvisor and comedian Chip Ellis deconstructing this book from your childhood:


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

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The Bench

The Bench from Sara Bynoe on Vimeo.

This video is the result of a workshop I did this January with Ant Hampton during the PuSh Festival.

His workshop is called Fantasy Interventions.

It’s a workshop on imagination and writing for site-specific theatre / live urban interventions. For artists and practitioners from a wide variety of backgrounds – theatre-makers, actors / directors, as well as choreographers, stage-designers, architects, poets and writers of many kinds.

Basically what we did was find a location on Granville Island, choose a view point for the audience and write a short imagined fantasy, or play or story or whatever you want to call it, that would be listened to with headphones at the location. I really enjoyed this work as it gave me an opportunity to flex my writing muscle in a way I haven’t in a long time.

I’d love to know what you think; please comment below.

Say Wha?! Recap September’s Show

Say Wha Emerald

Well, this is long overdue.

The last Say Wha?! show was back at the end of September and these funny people read the following books.

Sara Bynoe – Modelland by Tyra Banks

Lauren McGibbon – The Steam Punk Bible

Cameron Macleod – Single No More: How and Where To Meet The Perfect Mate

Nicole Passmore- Getting Along with Chinese for Fun and Profit

Chip Ellis – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I’ve been under a rock lately but I’m starting to crawl out of it. More Say Wha?! shows are happening in December. Check my calendar for full details. Thanks to those of you who’ve noticed that the podcast hasn’t been updated, it also fell off the wagon. I’m getting back to it soon.

Vote, Baby, Vote

It’s municipal election time in Vancouver! Polls are open early and the last day to vote is November 15.

If Deee lite, one of the best groups of all time, isn’t enough to inspire you to get to the polls, maybe I can help.

I voted today at City Hall, it took all of 15 minutes to go through the line, fill out the long voting ballot and submit my form into the fancy scanning machine. I exercised my democratic rights and you should too!

I know, I know, there are a lot of people to consider this election but here’s what helped me.

Plan Your Vote – blurbs from candidates and a handy tool that will allow you to check of people you’re considering and then email you your list so you can take it to the polls.

* Vancouver School Teachers’ Associations has put their support behind these people for school board. A teacher friend showed me this list and since she’s on the inside I trust her judgement.

Voting is sexy, apathy is repulsive. Remember, there are so many people in this world who don’t have this option.

Another Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Night

It’s happening again. This Sunday, November 2. The show I’ve been producing for longer than I was a teenager.

Teen Angst Night is comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more).

Readers 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- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe or feel physically upset while reading it- it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!

This show is full for readers but if you want to get on my list/ roster just message me.

Sunday, November 2
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
7:30-9:30 PM
Suggested $10 at the door

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition – Encore, Encore!

Say Wha The Musical

We’ve done this show before and it was so much fun that we’ve done it again and again. This Sunday at the Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street) Mike Mackenzie and I will be doing the fourth edition of this Say Wha?! spinoff. Mike shares his passion about the musicals with us and talented musical theatre actors will perform HORRIBLE songs from the Broadway cannon. Sound good? We think so!

But don’t take our word for it, here’s what audiences have said (ok, tweeted).

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Sunday, October 26 | Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street | 7-9 PM | $10 cash at the door

A Special Occasion

I think my nose looks good in this sailor suit.

I’m about to do something new. It’s called A Special Occasion. What is it?

* Inspired by salons of the 18th Century this event will educate and entertain.
* It’s an opportunity to wear that thing you’ve been waiting for a special occasion for. For me, that means my sailor outfit. Maybe it’s your tuxedo, or fancy heels, or “I’m off to the races’ hat, or perhaps it’s your super comfy onesie that you really want to wear out of the house but don’t feel comfortable doing that.. Whatever it is, THIS is your excuse. We will not judge.
* It’ll have Comedy, Music, Games, Stories, Discussions, Fun, Food and Drinks.

What inspired this event?

Often I’ll go to a show, sit in a seat and never interact with anyone else in the venue besides the person I cam with. Sure, the show is fun and entertaining but what’s missing from going out is interaction with like-minded people.

Over the past few years there’s been a lot of talk about how it’s hard to meet people in this city. After years producing alternative comedy I’m taking a step in a new direction with this show, sure there’ll still be comedy, fun, and sass but this event aims to make the audience an important part of the evening.

Thursday, October 16
Dinner available from 6:30pm
Show 8-10pm
The Emerald, 555 Gore
$40 with dinner (pris fixe - 4 course meal)
$15 for show only
Advanced tickets available

Who will be performing?

Sara Bynoe will host.


Kris ElgstrandMusic and musings.

Dina Del Bucchia – Poetry, words and sass.


Sara Bynoe speaks with Zach Browman on connection. We’ll get flirting tips and more!

The Venue

The event takes place in the main lounge of The Emerald, a cabaret room, lounge, and bar local on Gore Street. Evoking the spirit of a sophisticated 1960’s Vegas hot spot, this Rat Pack-style setting incorporates ornate crystal chandeliers and mid-century furnishings into the décor, designed to resemble a space and a time that was extinct in Vancouver.

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