Novelty Act – July 

 Tuesday July 28, 8-10 PM | $10 at the door or $8 in advance | Facebook Event

Join Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn in the Cabaret Room at the Emerald for a night of comedy, storytelling, and joy.

These two Vancouver treasures are charming and multi talented forces of nature, and both are kind of uncategorizeable, so they made a show where they do whatever they want on stage, which equals them having a good time, which equals you having a GREAT time!

Funny, smart, welcoming and probably a bit weird, it’s Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn on stage. And you! That’s it. That’s plenty!
“Whatever we do on this edition, we guarantee it will be fun! And we promise to wear lipstick.”

*Arrive on time. They are punctual ladies.

BONUS| The Emerald has 1/2 price cocktails on Tuesdays! (And a lovely menu!)

Want to know more about Novelty Act? Check out the main page. 

Smells Like Teen Angst Night

TeenAngstReviewsTeen Angst Night | Tuesday, July 7 | Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 at the door
People reading their old angsty and melodramatic teenage diaries and poetry collections for your entertainment. You held on to those journals for a reason, right? THIS IS THAT REASON!

You do NOT want to miss this event because you’ll get to hear the musings from some of your favourite Vancouverites including Paul Anthony (Talent Time), Aaron Read (The Sunday Service), Chris Bentzen (Hot Art Wet City), and more!
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What is this event like? Here’s some smellivision for ya

Bynoe and Hahn explain Novelty Act

Tonight is Novelty Act!

Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn are back with another night of comedy, storytelling, and joy.

Whatever this night is, we guarantee it will be fun! And we’ll probably wear lipstick.

Tuesday, June 30 , 8-10 PM*
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Emerald, 555 Gore

* Sharp. We are punctual ladies.

BONUS| The Emerald has 1/2 price cocktails on Tuesdays!

Things to get excited for:

* We haven’t seen each other in over two weeks!

* Bynoe just got back from Toronto and NYC where she went to the Nancy Kerrigan Tonya Harding 1994 museum. Yes!

* It’s hot and sunny in Vancouver, let’s have drinks and celebrate!

Novelty Act – Bynoe and Hahn!

Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn are back with another 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.

Tuesday, June 30 , 8-10 PM*
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Facebook event (see if your friends are coming or invite your crush!)

* Sharp. We are punctual ladies.

BONUS| The Emerald has 1/2 price cocktails on Tuesdays!

TORONTO, Say Wha?! is back!

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Last summer I produced and hosted a couple of Say Wha?! shows at the fantastic Comedy Bar in Toronto and I’m so excited to be back there next week with another edition of the show. The line-up is fantastic, Toronto audiences are wonderful, and everything about this is making me squeal with glee.

Tell your friends in the big smoke that they should get their butts down to Comedy Bar on Wednesday night for the best $10 they’ll spend all week.

DETAILS

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a comedy show where funny people read from the WORST books they can find.

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 Sarah Palin’s/ Justin Beiber’s/ R. Kelly’s etc. autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

Wednesday, June 17 | 8 – 9:30 PM

Comedy Bar| 945 Bloor Street West
Tickets: $10 
Hosted by Sara Bynoe
Featuring:
Ashley Botting
Jordan Cohen
Erin Rodgers
Sarah Szloboda

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June Shows!

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Hey guys! Here’s what’s going on for me in the month of June. The days are full of sunshine so make the most of it and go see some shows! It’s safe to leave the house.

Sunday, June 7
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 at the door
Funny people reading from the worst books they can find. Like books, hate books? This is your show. Featuring: Brent Constantine, Ross Dauk, Gregory Milne, Heather Ross.
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Wednesday, June 17
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing TORONTO
Comedy Bar | 945 Bloor Street West | 8-9:30 PM
$10 at the door
Funny people reading from the worst books they can find. Like books, hate books? This is your show.
Featuring: Ashley Bolting, Jordan Cohen, Erin Rodgers, and Sarah Szloboda
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Thursday, June 18
Twitter Hell
E.L. James is publishing a new Fifty Shades of Grey book. This time it’s from Christian Grey’s point of view. I’ll probably live-tweet this because I hate myself and love you.

Novelty Act FacebookTuesday, June 30
Novelty Act
The Emerald | 555 Gore | 8-10 PM
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Riel Hahn and I do our thing on the last Tuesday of every month. This is quickly turning into my favourite event. How can I describe it? Two funny ladies on stage, goofing around and having fun for you. Part party, party improv, 100% awesome.
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Looking Ahead
Teen Angst Night | Tuesday, July 7 | Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 at the door
People reading their old angsty and melodramatic teenage diaries and poetry collections for your entertainment. You held on to those journals for a reason, right? THIS IS THAT REASON!
Facebook event

What Is Novelty Act?

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Tonight is Novelty Act. It’s me and Riel Hahn on stage doing whatever we want! We have segments like: Question Period, Imaginarios, and Dance Monkey Dance. What do those even mean? Just come to the show to find out.

You’ll get to know us, meet some new people, and increase your chances of getting laid by 100%.

Here are some testimonials from past audience members to tell you what it’s all about:

NOVELTY ACT with Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn

Tuesday, May 26 , 8-10 PM*
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Emerald, 555 Gore – in the back cabaret room
* Please arrive early so we can start on time. We know it’s EastVan, but we like being punctual.

BONUS| The Emerald has 1/2 price cocktails on Tuesdays!

Can’t make this event? We do this show on the last Tuesday of every month, next one is June 30.

Learn our theme song! Watch me over-act!

Teen Angst Night – What People Say

Next Tuesday is Teen Angst Night. Awesome, right? That’s what you’re thinking if you’ve been before.

If you’ve never been I know you’re apprehensive. You’re worried it’s a therapy show. It’s not. You’re worried it’s not going to be funny. It’s hilarious. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll be inspired to dig through your old diaries and then one day end up on stage like the rest of them; this is very likely. Don’t worry, it’s fun and addictive. Why else would I keep doing this show?

To put you newbies at ease here’s an example of some of the things people have shared at Teen Angst Night before:

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Teen Angst Night is hilarious, but don’t just take my word from it. Go on Twitter and search for #TeenAngstNight. I did and look at these great reviews I found.

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SHOW DETAILS
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 cash only at the door | Readers get in for FREE
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More details and show history HERE

Teen Angst Night! It’s why you held on to your old diary.

Teen Angst Facebook EventThis is the show I’ve been running since 2000. It’s so much fun I’ll never stop doing it!

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.

I mean, you held on to those diaries for a reason, right? This is that reason!

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- You cannot be proud of the work. You should be embarrassed about what you’re sharing at Teen Angst Night.

How to sign up:
http://goo.gl/forms/0HGbKxpHyV

SHOW DETAILS
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 cash only at the door | Readers get in for FREE
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More details and show history HERE

My May Events

If you’re an awesome person and you’ve signed up for my newsletter and you’re actually someone that opens it and reads it you probably noticed that I fucked up, or Mail Kimp didn’t save my corrections, because some of the dates were off.

If you got confused, I’m sorry. Here’s all the CORRECT information about my upcoming shows. My bad.

If you’re not on my mailing list then, hey, here’s a bunch of shows I’m doing this month.

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Tuesday, May 5  – TONIGHT!
Teen Angst Karaoke
Hot Art Wet City | 2206 Main Street | 8 PM-?
By donation, suggested donation is a measly $5
Here’s the concept: people share stories from their teenage years and then karaoke a song related to their story. Show at 8 PM Open mic 9 ish.
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Teen Angst Facebook EventTuesday, May 19
Teen Angst Night
Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 at the door
The original Sara Bynoe event where people publicly embarrass themselves/ make you fall in love with them by reading excerpts from their weird/ emo / melodramatic teenage diaries. I’m still signing up readers.
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Novelty Act FacebookTuesday, May 26
Novelty Act
The Emerald | 555 Gore | 8-10 PM
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Riel Hahn and I do our thing on the last Tuesday of every month. This is quickly turning into my favourite event. How can I describe it? Two funny ladies on stage, goofing around and having fun for you. Part party, party improv, 100% awesome.
Facebook Event

10983123_10150486510529971_9084971117239948652_nThursday, May 28
Poetry Is Dead – 5 Year Anniversary
The Cultch | 1895 Venables | 8-10 PM
I’ll be there, doing something. It’s going to be a great night of poetry, comedy, and awesomeness.
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TORONTO!

I’m coming back June 17 with at Say Wha?! show at Comedy Bar. SAVE THE DATE