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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Say Wha?! Recap September’s Show

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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.

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

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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

Back in Vancouver, Say Wha?!

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It’s back! Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

Funny people reading from terrible books.

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 any celebrity autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

FEATURING

Nicole Passmore
Cameron Macleod
Lauren McGibbon
Chip Ellis

Sunday, September 28 | 8-10PM | The Emerald, 555 Gore | Facebook Event Page | TIckets: $10, cash only at the door or in advance

BUZZ

Pick of the week on BlogTO, Torontoist, CBC Radio Toronto- Here and Now, The Courier, WestEnder, Georgia Straight, Scout Magazine – pretty much any media there is has told you to go to this show.

“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

Now in podcast form:
http://sarabynoe.com/category/podcast

 

Vancouver, I’m back! Let’s have some fun

Hey Vancouver, I’m back in your fair city. You thought I was gone forever, didn’t you? Well, not quite. Don’t write me off.

I’m back figuring out ma shite and while I’m doing that I’m going to do what I love the most – putting on shows! I hope to see you there. If not, I’ll probably pack up my bags and leave you again. That’s how Canada works, right? You’re never something until you’re something somewhere else.

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TEEN ANGST NIGHT

Tuesday, September 23
The Emerald, 555 Gore Street, Vancouver
$10. Eventbrite. Please purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.
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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 Night.

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series, hosted and produced by Sara Bynoe since 2000, where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more).

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!

Sorry, reader spots are full. Another event will happen again soon. Get in touch if you want to be involved.

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SAY WHA?! READINGS OF DELICIOUSLY ROTTEN WRITING

Sunday, September 28
The Emerald, 555 Gore Street, Vancouver
8-10pm
Tickets: $10, cash only at the door
Facebook Event

Funny people read from terrible books.

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 any celebrity autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

With readings by moi and
Nicole Passmore
Cameron Macleod
Lauren McGibbon
Chip Ellis

OTHER NEWS

Save Thursday, October 16 in your calendar. I’m working on a special event. It’s something new that I’ve been pondering for over a year. Stay tuned for more info.

Leave a comment. Follow me on Twitter or ‘like’ me on Facebook. Give me attention!

Summer Say Wha?! Recaps

 

Summer is over and I neglected to post about the two wonderful Say Wha?! shows I produced in Toronto at Comedy Bar. Oops.

Here’s what happened.

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Featured readers were:

Chris Wilson – The Marshal’s Witness by Lena Diaz

Kyle Bottom – Happy Cat, Happy You by Aiden Moore

Craig Anderson – Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy

Teddy Kellogg – A book his friend wrote that shall not be named online

Amanda Brook Perrin – Breathe by Abbi Glines

Sara Bynoe – hosted

This show was so much fun. Not only did several blogs and magazines make it a recommended event but I was brought into CBC Radio to appear on Here and Now, the afternoon show in Toronto. Suffice it to say, the house was packed and I was thrilled with the show.

Here’s what was read by whom on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Anders Yates – Delta Search by William Shatner

Lauren Prussky – Afterlives of the Rich and Famous by Silvia Brown

Erin Rodgers – Those Who Trespass by Bill O’Riley

Sara Bynoe – The Book That Shall Not Be Named by Some Person (TOP SECRET READING – if you know or can guess what book I read please don’t let the secret out. I like living.)

When’s the next show? I’m hoping to confirm that in the next week. When it the next podcast? Yeah, yeah, I neglected to update that this summer too. I hope to have another episode out in the next two weeks.

 

I’m back in Vancouver for the time being and have so much to catch up on. Stay tuned!

Want more frequent updates? Follow me on Twitter or Instagram. 

Say Wha?! Toronto Edition No. 3

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THIS IS HAPPENING SO SOON! Are you excited? I’m excited! It’s time to tell your friends!

What, you want to know what is this all about?

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 any celebrity autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

Funny people reading from terrible books.

Hosted by Sara Bynoe – “One of Vancouver’s most hilarious people” – WE | The Westender

Featuring readings by:

Erin Rodgers (Awkward show)
Lauren Prussky (Dawn Patrol)
Anders Yates (Bad Dog/Uncalled For)

Tickets: $10

Thursday, August 7 | 8 PM | Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West | Facebook Event | Twitter #SayWhaShow

Now in podcast form:
http://sarabynoe.com/category/podcast

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THE MOST AMAZING POSTER EVER MADE

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THIS POSTER IS THE MOST INCREDIBLE, BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT POSTER I’VE EVER HAD FOR A SHOW. (Ok, I loved my solo show F.O.A.D.’s poster – here’s part of it)

It perfectly sums up Say Wha?! The show I host and produce where funny people read from terrible/crazy/silly/incredibly weird books.

TORONTO. AUGUST 7. SAY WHA?! COMEDY BAR.

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Say Wha?! The Podcast Episode 32

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 the Toronto based comedian, formerly of Vancouver, Kyle Bottom reading from a book he owns – Happy Cat Happy You.

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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.

Say Wha?! The Podcast Episode 31

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 the wonderful TJ Dawe reading from Steven Tyler’s autobiography. TJ is a great performer, writer, and director and he is touring the Fringe Festival circuit of Canada this summer. You can see his calendar HERE. Go see one of his shows, I highly recommend them.

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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.