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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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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Find out more about the show

Say Wha?! The Podcast Episode 32

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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.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! SAY WHA?!

I’m so excited! How excited?

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Yes, Britney Spears with bad extensions excited. Why? Say Wha?! is nearly here.

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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

7:00-8:30pm

$10 available at the door or in advance.

Readers include: Craig Anderson, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Kyle Bottom, Teddy Kellogg, and Chris Wilson.

Facebook Event

Three Reasons Why You Should Come

1. The Grid TO picked it as an event you should go to.

2. I’m kinda a big deal in Vancouver.

3. Have you checked out the line-up! Some of Toronto’s best and most attractive comedic entertainers are on the show!

What’s it like? Watch this video. Or listen to the podcast. 

Say Wha?! The Podcast Episode 30

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Say Wha?! The Podcast shares recordings from the comedy show Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

In this episode host Sara Bynoe reads from Bear, an award winning Canadian novel that is shocking. Warning: bestiality, sexual content, arguably bad writing, and not the best audio quality – but you’ve got to hear this.

I even phoned the Canada Council for the Arts and asked who sat on the jury to choose this book at the winner of the Governor General’s award. You will not believe who was on that jury!

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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.

Also, if you’re in Toronto, or know someone who is, don’t forget about the Say Wha?! show at Comedy Bar this Sunday, June 15.

Hey, Toronto! Say Wha?! is back!

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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

7:00-8:30pm

$10 available at http://www.comedybar.ca/

Readers include: Craig Anderson, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Kyle Bottom, Teddy Kellogg, and Chris Wilson

Facebook Event

Reviews

“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

Say Wha?! The Podcast Episode 29

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 Cameron Macleod reading “Cat Daddy.”

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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?! 4 Year Anniversary Recap

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Here’s what was covered last night at Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

Sara Bynoe – The Kind Mama by Alicia Silverstone. Highlights include “anecdotal evidence” about vaccines messing up babies and how being a vegan will cure every single ailment and disease you could possibly ever have- yes, EVERYTHING.

Lauren McGibbon – Red Sonia by two people – why does it take two people to write a terrible book? Highlights include her skimpy warrior costume and being in Hell, next to Hell and something else about Hell. Did this book mention Hell enough?

Cameron MacLeod – Cat Daddy by Jaxson Galaxy Highlights include many references to his epic hit single songwriting and “I love you” eyes to soothe your savage feline.

Brent Constantine – Billy Ray Cyrus Marvel Comic – presented as a power point presentation. Highlight include the fact that Brent skipped work to perfect his audio visual elements and WFT a BRC comic book?! Say Wha?!

John Cullen – Perfect – Pretty Little Liars. Highlights include John basically telling me to go F myself for having him follow Brent’s crazy and hilarious book presentation and good old inappropriate sex scenes with lots of smell references.

Riel Hahn – Conscious Un-coupling by Goopy Gwyneth Paltrow and some quack doctors. Highlights include “Don’t just go out for cigarettes and just never come back” and that all of the couples in the room started to hold on to each other as the reading went on. Amicable divorce forever! Conscious uncoupling never!

Final note: I’m so thrilled that so many people came to last night’s Say Wha?! show. The Cottage Bistro was just as packed as it was for the first one I produced nearly four years ago. As I said last night, this show has been such a pleasure. I got choked up at the end, because I’ve so many feelings about this chapter coming to a close. I’m off to Toronto for the summer to see if I can grow some roots there. I’ll be back in the fall and I will produce this show again, I’m just not sure if it’ll be a monthly event.

Thank you to everyone that got up and performed at this show – I know you all took risks and went out of your comfort zone at one point or another. Thank you to everyone that attended this show – I would not have been able to do it without you. A show with no audience? Ugh, as if! Thank you to all my friends that helped me with the door, or taking photos, videos, or promoting it on social media. I love you all. I love you so much.

Now, before I go and get all verklempt again, I’ll wrap this up by leaving you with two things.

1. Missed the show? Never been? Shame on you! Want to know what the fuss is about? Go and subscribe to the podcast. I share highlights every two weeks. There usually less than 25 minutes long and they’re funny. Go and listen to one or two or all of them. Details here.

2. Please tell your friends out east about the Toronto show. Sunday, June 15 | 7-8:30pm | Comedy Bar | 945 Bloor Street | $10

 

Tonight’s Say Wha?! is a Media Star

Tonight is my last show that I’m producing in Vancouver until the fall. Why? I’m going to Toronto for June, July and August. Why am I going to Toronto? Many reasons. I’ll share them in a few days. But now I’d like to draw your attention to the wonderful support I’ve received from local media for tonight’s Four Year Anniversary Show of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing.

Show details

8-10pm | Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | Funny people reading from terrible books | $10 at the door, sliding scale available | Facebook Event

WE Vancouver | WestEnder

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The Courier

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The Scout List | Scout Magazine

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Can’t make it to the show? That’s so sad. Why don’t you console yourself by listening to the podcast.