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

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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.

Teen Angst Facebook Event

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!

Watch Me Dance

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I know you’ve been thinking, “I want to see Sara Bynoe perform but I can’t afford to pay $10 (or sliding scale). I wish she would do something that I can see for FREE, and on the weekend, preferably in the afternoon (like 1 or 4 PM), and since I’m super outdoorsy I wish it would happen outside. I also want an opportunity to just oogle her body and not have to listen to her read some bad writing.”

Well, then do I have the show for you!

It’s called Le Grand Continental

To see me in action go to the corner of the Queen Elizabeth Plaza by Cambie street near the CBC building. I’m positioned in the last row on the corner of this side.

There are also a whole bunch of awesome people I’ll be dancing with too.

DETAILS

Presented by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and Scotia Dance Centre

Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard of Sylvain Émard Danse has brought joy to audiences from Portland to Mexico; now it’s Vancouver’s turn to shine. Émard auditioned community dancers from across Vancouver for a chance to be part of a massive public dance. Chances are you’ll know one of the performers, or you yourself are one! Le Grand Continental® combines elements of traditional line dancing with contemporary dance, and the mix is infectious, taking the spirit of old-fashioned communal dance and bringing it up to date. The choreography is a delight to behold, complex enough to wow spectators but still infused with the spirit of catharsis and fun. The result is a huge, joyful convergence of energy, with a mass of people coming together over humanity’s universal languages: music and movement. A pleasure to be part of and a beauty to behold, this will be one of the key civic events of the year. See you there!

“The roar from hundreds of spectators went from loud to deafening as the choreographed dance began to take energetic life with full- body gestures and synchronized shouts. It left the audience cheering for more.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Performance dates:
January 24: 1PM & 4PM
January 25: 1PM & 4PM
30 mins (no intermission)
Please note: This performance takes place outdoors, rain or shine.

Venue:
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Admission is FREE!

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Kyle Fines Knows Male Sexuality

Huzzah!! Another episode of the Say Wha?! Podcast has been release for your listening pleasure.

WARNING – There is some NSFW content in this episode, enjoy!

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 Male Sexuality by Kyle Fines.

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

You can hear another delightful Say Wha?! reading by Kyle Fines (and Riel Hahn, Eric Fell, Dina Del Bucchia and myself) tomorrow (Tuesday, January 20) at The Emerald. Show starts at 8 PM. $10 at the door or in advance. 

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

Brave Souls Share Their Most Embarrassing Teenage Writing On Stage For Your Entertainment

Teen Angst Night

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 8-10 PM | $10 at the door | Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street | Readers get in for free*

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 a 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- 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!

* NOTE: Reader spots for this event are FULL. Message me to get on the mailing list to read next time.


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

QUICK HISTORY – Teen Angst started in Calgary in 2000 with a live event series and a website, then the website was (probably) one of the first blogs-to-books and published in April 2005 with a book launch event at the KGB Bar in NYC, in 2006 the book was turned into a stage show for the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary (and sold out!), then I created a solo show of my own horrible Teen Angst Poetry which I performed at the Toronto Fringe in 2007, Bumbershoot in 2008, the Edinburgh Free Fringe in 2011, in 2008 I was on the poetry stage at a massive festival in the UK called Latitude, and the live show happens whenever I can squeeze it into my schedule.