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

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.

January Fun

Happy New Year!

I’m starting the year by getting excited about what makes me happy: performing in and producing shows! Here’s a look at my January.


Teen Angst Facebook Event

Tuesday, January 13
TEEN ANGST NIGHT
8-10 PM | $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
Facebook Event
I’ve been running this show where people share their old embarrassing teenage angst creations since 2000. Several brave souls will get up on stage and read from their diaries, poetry books, short stories and more.

Say Wha Emerald 2015
Tuesday, January 20
SAY WHA?! READINGS OF DELICIOUSLY ROTTEN WRITING
8-10 PM | $10 in advance (possible door sales)
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Facebook Event
Another classic show I’ve been running since 2010. Funny people reading from the worst published books they can find.

Novelty Act FacebookTuesday, January 27
NOVELTY ACT presented by Bynoe and Hahn
8-10 PM | $8 in advance $10 at the door

What is this all about?
Lots of things.
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.
Facebook Event


Saturday and Sunday, January 24, 25
LE GRAND CONTINENTAL
PuSH Festival | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
1 & 4 PM Rain or Shine | Free Event
If you’ve followed me for a while you know that I’ve been involved with the PuSh Festival for the last 5 years. This year I am dancing in this performance along with 80 or so other Vancouverites who love to dance. If you want to see me in all my glory (or catch my mess ups) I’m positioned at the corner near Cambie and Georgia.

Don’t live in Vancouver?
That’s okay, you can experience the joy of Say Wha?! through the magic of podcasting. Click here for links to iTunes or streaming audio.

TONIGHT! EROTIC ASTROLOGY AND MORE AT SAY WHA?!

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There’s a teaser from the book I’m sharing tonight at Say Wha?! Advanced tickets are sold out but we can squeeze you in if you show up to The Emerald early enough. Doors are at 7:30PM and the show is at 8.

Come inside from the rain, forget about the world and laugh while some of Vancouver’s most hilarious and charming performers read from and talk about the worst books they could find.

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
Tuesday, December 9
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Doors 7:30PM Show: 8-10PM

Featuring: John Cullen, Kyle Fines, Briana Rayner, and Dylan Rhymer.

Facebook Event

Can’t make it tonight? That’s ok. I’ve got another great show on Sunday.

Say Wha?! No Limits Edition
Sunday, December 14
Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street
Show: 7:30-9:30PM
Tickets: $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
No limits means not just books this time! What will we find? Where will we find it? Come to the Cottage Bistro to find out!

Featuring: Travis Dudfield, Jeff Gladstone, David C. Jones, and Monica Hamburg.

Facebook Event

 

Two December shows, Say Wha?!

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This December I have two very special shows for you, both Say Wha?!

Say Wha?! is the show where funny people read from terrible published books. I recently took the show to Portland’s All Jane No Dick festival and one person messaged me to say that the show was the highlight of the festival for him. How awesome is that? Almost as awesome as these shows will be.

Tuesday, December 9
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
The Emerald – 555 Gore
Featuring: John Cullen, Kyle Fines, Briana Rayner and Dylan Rhymer
Tickets: $10 available in advance now at Eventbrite
Facebook event
Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8-10 PM

Sunday, December 14
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing – no limits edition. Not just books this time.
Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street
Featuring: Travis Dudfield, Jeff Gladstone, David C. Jones and Monica Hamburg
Tickets: $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
Facebook event
Doors: The Bistro is open for dinner from 5 PM
Show: 7:30-9:30 PM

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:

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

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!

Say Wha The Musical

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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Facebook Event

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.

Teen Angst Facebook Event Emerald

TEEN ANGST NIGHT

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

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.

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