Vancouver’s favourite literary/ comedy show comes to Toronto, again!
Say Wha?! is an alternative comedy show where performers put their comedic spin on some of the worst writing ever published.
Have you ever read a poorly written novel and thought to yourself, who publishes this crap? Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store? Perhaps you flipped through Tyra Banks’ young adult novel and lol’ed at her attempt at plot and dialogue. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.
Four years ago Sara Bynoe, “One of Vancouver’s most hilarious people” (WestEnder), created Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing in Vancouver, BC. Since then Say Wha?! has been featured in the Vancouver Comedy Festival, The Vancouver International Poetry Festival, The Olio Festival and was last in Toronto at Comedy Bar in September 2013 with a packed house.
Previous shows have featured comedic readings of: Fifty Shades of Grey, How To Pick Up Topless Dancers, The Art of Talking to Anyone, Soulacoaster: Diary of Me by R. Kelly, and a book that won the Governor General Award for Literature about a woman that has sex with a bear.
Sunday, June 15
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street West
$10 available at http://www.comedybar.ca/
Readers include: Craig Anderson, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Kyle Bottom, Teddy Kellogg, and Chris Wilson
“I like it when the definition of ‘theatre’ gets stretched. That’s what Sara Bynoe’s doing. … I gut laughed the whole evening. So did the rest of the audience. It was a full house. It always is.” – TJ Dawe, The Charlebois Post
“The Say Wha?! series offers an important and perfectly Canadian contribution to the (Vancouver literary) scene: ‘Quit taking yourselves so seriously.'”- Sean Cranbury, Granville Mag