It’s November, let’s get cozy and listen to funny people read us about terrible writing. Grab a drink and your favorite people for a laughter-filled evening with me and these people.
Dina Del Bucchia is a writer, book maven and MC, and dress enthusiast who also likes to watch a lot of television. Her first book of poetry, Coping with Emotions and Otters, will be released by Talonbooks in spring 2013.
Comedian Gary Jones is an award-winning playwright and improviser. He currently writes for CBC Radio’s “The Debaters.” He has a column in BC Business Magazine called “Unconventional” in which he attends gatherings at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre and makes fun of them. He’s worked with Nick Nolte, Katherine Hepburn and Andre the Seal, one of whom ate a bucket of fish a day.
Tegan Verheul is an actor, writer and comedian from Vancouver. She is a founding member of Vancouver’s finest sketch comedy group, Pump Trolley Comedy. Check out their new show, Pump Trolley Comedy Presents: The End of the World! this Thursday and Friday, 8:30pm at the China Cloud Theatre. You can also see Tegan improvise around town with Ghost Jail Theatre or the charmingly charming duo Tegan and Sarah. Follower her on twitter @TeganTegan.
Bruce Horak has been N.F.A. for two and a half years. (No fixed address) His show, “This Is CANCER” – in which he portrays the disease that took 90% of his vision – is a darkly comedic cabaret which has both inspired and offended audiences across the country. Bruce is often mistaken for a sighted person by people who don’t know him … and even by some who do. He has painted a series of portraits which attempt to capture his unique vision called, “The Way I See it” which will be shown at the Kelowna Art Gallery, opening January 11th, 2013. You can check out a sampling of the portraits at brucehorak.com
Say Wha?! takes place at Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, on the third Wednesday of every month. The next one takes place on November 21st from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Cover is $5-10 at the door, sliding scale.
ALSO read all about Say Wha?! in INSIDE VANCOUVER.
Some of you interested in the Vancouver comedy scene might already know about this lovely intimate show at Slickity Jim’s on Main Street.
Amuse Bouche is a weekly comedy show that is an intimate evening of mike-free comedy hosted by the talented, charming, and hilarious Riel Hahn and Ian Boothby.
Slickity Jim’s Chat and Chew, 3469 Main Street
Fridays, 8:00pm sharp, $5
These lovely women came to the one Amuse Booche I performed at and wrote a cute blog post about it.
Here’s what they said about me:
“a writer-comedian who, in my opinion, stole the show with her hilarious teen angst poetry rhymes. Sara Bynoe created a website where adults could post the dramatic musings they penned in their youth and treated the audience to her own journal compositions – written at the age of 13. “Fuck homework. Fuck life. Fuck you.” or something along those entertaining lines.
Not a direct quote but it’s pretty close.
If you click on that link (or the image above) you will go to a video I did with the Vancouver Sun. Yeah, my WordPress site does not want to imbed this video. But … Say Wha?! the Vancouver Sun, a newspaper, is now doing videos. Way to get into the future!
The lovely Sarah Slzoboda (whom you’ve seen on Say Wha?! shows before) interviewed me for the Vancouver Sun. This is a video that only promotes my Sunday show (Humourists: Literally Funny) while having me do Say Wha?! readings. Confusing I know, but I’m doing Say Wha?! readings which is happening on Wednesday.
Yay! Two show week! Here’s all the info you need.
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing, Wednesday, March 21 8-10pm, Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street $5-10 at the door
Humourists: Literally Funny, Sunday, March 25, 8-10pm, Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive tickets at the door $9 or $7.
This week the WestEnder did a cover story on their favorite local funny people. Do you recognize someone? Yup, that’s me in image #2.
I don’t know who I made out with to get on this list but I’m sure glad I did. Truly, I’m honoured to be on this list. Especially since this is the first year I’ve begun to embrace the label ‘comedian.’ Comedic storyteller, humourist, funny person maybe, but comedian? Nah, I’m just silly.
This year I’ve had the good fortune of bringing on some very funny people on my show Say Wha?! – many people I feel are better joke writers and comedic performers than I am. I feel that this honour is partially due to their work and my association with them. (Number 4, 8, and 9 have already been on the show and 1 will be on it in September.)
Thanks so much to the WestEnder for being amused by my silliness, my wacky ideas and love of bad writing. I was once told by a friend to (essentially) ‘stop being silly and get a career.’ At the time that statement hurt me deeply, but now I’ve realized that embracing my silliness is what my career is all about; be it through my Teen Angst Nights, Dance Dance Party Party, Improv or Say Wha?! My goal as an ‘artist’ is to facilitate fun and to teach people by example not take themselves so seriously.
Sure, I still worry about how I’m going to pay my rent or if everything is going to work out for me in the long run, but for now, I’m loving life, performing and making people laugh.
I’m thrilled to be included in this group of extremely talented and dedicated Vancouver comics … according to the WestEnder.
If you want to read more about these funny people and me please check out the full article here:
Actually, it’s a radio show on Co-op radio that gets made into a podcast. Isn’t technology wonderful?
If you missed me a few weeks ago on a Sunday from 11pm- midnight on “What’s So Funny” the radio show hosted by Guy MacPhearson (he covers comedy for The Georgia Straight), you can listen to it on his blog or by downloading the podcast on iTunes.
Here’s the link to the blog - http://wsf1027fm.blogspot.com/2011/06/podcast-episode-235ish-sara-bynoe.html
My friend Kliph Nesteroff of Twitter @Classicshowbiz and WFMU Beware of the Blog fame was kind enough to listen and said it was a great overall of everything I do. So, if you’ve never heard of me or ever wondered why I do what I do, you might want to have a listen.
I really appreciated being on Guy’s show; it made me feel like part of the comedy community. Thanks Guy!
I finally got around to editing and, more importantly, posting some sound clips from the last few months. More to come shortly! Yay!
Devon Lougheed, Vancouver’s music and comedy scenester with a distinctive haircut, shared a song his teenage self wrote at Teen Angst Night in April 2011.
If you’ve never been to a Teen Angst night here’s a link of me introducing the night. It gives you a good overall of the event.
CBC BC’s North By North West recently interviewed me about Say Wha?! you can hear the interview here:
Last night I had the great pleasure of having my photo taken by Darko Silkman. He’s a photographer who specializes in portrait, weddings and travel photography. I’ve been a fan of his since he took a family portrait of my friends Keli and Joseph a few months ago.
His photos are bright, fun and intriguing. If only I was getting married so I could hire him! I guess I’ll just have to settle for some fun and silly press shots/ headshots like this sassy photo. More to come.