Show Next Wednesday


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What are you doing next Wednesday? You should attend this event. Why? It might be one of the last ones in Vancouver for a while. Seriously. Details soon to come. 

What is Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing?

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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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 moi, Sara Bynoe

Featuring:
Dylan Rhymer
Warren Bates
Sarah Sz.
Cynara Geissler

Wednesday, April 16
8-10pm
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
$5-10 cash only (sliding scale)

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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: LISTEN

 

 

Comedy Gems presents Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Night

This is a Comedy Gems special presentation

Tuesday, April 29
The Emerald – 555 Gore
Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8:30pm
Tickets: $8 plus service fee, Note: There is very limited seating at this venue purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. BUY NOW


TEEN ANGST NIGHT is a comedic reading series where people read from their embarrassing old teenage 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 while reading it- it’s worth sharing. The more embarrassing the better!

Readers include:

Emmett Hall
Brent Constantine
Julianne Hoyak
Janice Low
Kristal Yee

Hosted by Sara Bynoe

More info HERE  Facebook Event

Verses Festival – Shut The Front Door!

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I’m thrilled to be recognized by the Verses Festival and invited to share something amusing and writerly at this humour event Shut The Front Door – happening this Sunday, April 6.

Here’s all the info from the Verses Festival:

Both spoken word poets and comedians confront audiences with nothing but a microphone and their words. But their art forms are seen as worlds apart. What’s up with that? This talented group of funny poets and writerly comedians will blur the line between stand up and spoken word.

Doors at noon. Show starts 1pm.

Hosted by Brendan McLeod.

Featuring a whole bunch of awesome, namely:

Graham Clark
Cheryl Maddalena
Sara Bynoe
Fernando Raguero
& Al Mader aka “The Minimalist Jug Band”

DETAILS

Sunday, April 6

1pm show time

Asterino’s - 1739 Venables Street, VancouverBritish Columbia V5L 5C9  + Google Map

This show is All Ages. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at noon. Box office is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM located directly across the street. Advance tickets (see below) can be bought with PayPal or credit card. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

This is NOT an April Fool’s day prank. I’m really performing at this great festival with these talented people. 

Say Wha?! The Musical TONIGHT!

Say Wha The Musical

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a monthly comedy show where funny people read from terrible books.

We know there’s more Say Wha?! out there in the world besides literature. You’ll be pleased to know that there are a lot of terrible musical theatre songs out there in the world and we’re going to share them.

We’re diving deep into the musical theatre cannon and pulling out the worst, most offensive, and down-right terrible songs we can find and we will bring then to life – and then beat them with a stick.

We’ve done this twice before and we’re back by popular demand!

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition is co-hosted and co-produced by Sara Bynoe and Mike Mackenzie.

The Backstage Lounge – Granville Island
Show: 8-10pm
Tickets: at the door $10

FEATURING: William Hopkins, Molly Amanda Wilson, Katie Purych, Kat Palmer, Nick Rose, David C. Jones

Musical Direction by Peter Abando

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Here’s a song we covered at the first Say Wha?! The Musical. Did you know they made Stephen King’s Carrie in to a musical? Yup. Here’s a very jazz handsy song about killing a pig from Carrie: The Musical sung by people I don’t know.

I do not know these people at all. I just found this clip on YouTube and it’s pretty great.

 

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition – Monday!

I keep running into people that are excited about this. Just thought you should know. Don’t miss it!

Monday, March 31

Say Wha The Musical

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a monthly comedy show where funny people read from terrible books.

We know there’s more Say Wha?! out there in the world besides literature. You’ll be pleased to know that there are a lot of terrible musical theatre songs out there in the world and we’re going to share them.

We’re diving deep into the musical theatre cannon and pulling out the worst, most offensive, and down-right terrible songs we can find and we will bring then to life – and then beat them with a stick.

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition is co-hosted and co-produced by Sara Bynoe and Mike Mackenzie.

FEATURING: William Hopkins, Molly Amanda Wilson, Katie Purych, Kat Palmer, Nick Rose, David C. Jones

Musical Direction by Peter Abando

Monday, March 31
Backstage Lounge – 1585 Johnson Street on Granville Island
8-10pm
Tickets: at the door $10
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Poetry Is Dead

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I’m a poet! They said so!

The launch of the Humour Issue of Poetry Is Dead is an evening of readings, performances and sketches from contributors of the issue and local comedians. Tickets are on sale now (limited seating!).

You’ll lolz with these fine poets:
Billeh Nickerson
Sara Bynoe
Rachaela Van Borek
Sheryda Warrener
Laura Matwichuk
George Bowering
Emily Davidson
Megan Jones
Fernando Raguero
Cynara Geissler
Kellee Ngan

With special comedian guests:
Morgan Brayton
Alicia Tobin
Charles Demers
Graham Clark

Hosted by the guest editor Dina Del Bucchia and Editor-in-Chief Daniel Zomparelli.

Hate laughter and joy? Don’t worry, there will be a cash bar!

Each ticket comes with a copy of the humour issue, and a one-year subscription to Poetry Is Dead (which can be added to previous subscriptions or gifted to a friend).

Tickets: $20.00
Doors: 7:00pm
Show starts: 8:00pm

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Say Wha?! March Shows – Yes, Shows!

This month I’m doing both Say Wha?! shows. BOTH?! Yes, both. Yay, both!

Wednesday, March 19

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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.

Funny people reading from bad books.

Hosted by Sara Bynoe

This month’s show features terrible books read and commented on by:

Robyn Edwards
Stu Popp
Brent Constantine
Devon Lougheed
Brent Hirose

Wednesday, March 19
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
8-10pm
$5-10 at the door (sliding scale, suggested $10 minimum of $5)
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Monday, March 31

Say Wha The Musical

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a monthly comedy show where funny people read from terrible books.

We know there’s more Say Wha?! out there in the world besides literature. You’ll be pleased to know that there are a lot of terrible musical theatre songs out there in the world and we’re going to share them.

We’re diving deep into the musical theatre cannon and pulling out the worst, most offensive, and down-right terrible songs we can find and we will bring then to life – and then beat them with a stick.

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition is co-hosted and co-produced by Sara Bynoe and Mike Mackenzie. Talented singers TBC.

Monday, March 31
Backstage Lounge – 1585 Johnson Street on Granville Island
8-10pm
Tickets: at the door (ticket price TBC)
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Behind the Curtain

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This Sunday I’m MCing this fun event. Ever wanted to hear what the life of an actor is really like? Life upon the wicked stage, indeed!

Sunday Showcase Cabaret PAL Studio Theatre
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Hosted by Sara Bynoe
Performers share stories of life off of the wicked stage but just behind the curtain

SUNDAY MARCH 9, 2014
Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm
Tickets: By donation at the door
PAL Studio Theatre
581 Cardero Street

Featuring stories by:
Brent Hirose
Lee Ann Keple
Stacie Steadman
Frank Talbot
David C Jones
Riel Hahn
David Bloom

UPCOMING EVENTS IN THIS SERIES

Sunday April 6, Dances for a Small Stage
Sunday May 4, Behind the Curtain – Storytelling with Sara Bynoe
Sunday June 15, musical theatre performances with APPLAUSE!

PARKING
(South-West corner of Georgia and Cardero, beside the White Spot) has changed its fees to $3.00 for the night. 6 pm to 8 am seven days a week.

Bayshore Gardens Parking directly under PAL at Cardero & Bayshore Drive - $13 flat evening rate (YIKES!)

Teen Angst Night – Sunday

Teen Angst Facebook EventWHAT IS TEEN ANGST NIGHT?

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 where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more) from their teenage years in front of an audience. I’ve been hosting this show since the year 2000 (this show is in it’s teen angst years!). More info about the show HERE.

Part stand-up comedy, part confessional, part storytelling night.

THE RULES

1 – The work has to be your own. ‘The work’ can be anything: poetry, journals, letters, songs, short stories, notes passed, online chats, anything so long as it’s your own and…

2- The work must have been written by you between the ages of 8-19. (Usually between the years between 10-17 are the most angst filled.)

3 – You have to be at least 3 years older than you were when you wrote ‘the work.’ (You need the emotional distance to get the funny).

READERS

Emmett Hall
Camille Pell
John Cullen
Julia Niendorf
Leah Poulton
Brianne Nettelfield
Brent Constantine
Reese McBeth

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
7:30-9:30pm
Suggested $10 (sliding scale at the door $5-10) Cash Only

Here’s what people have had to say about the show before:

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Say Wha?! Tonight!

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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.

Funny people reading from bad books.

Tonight’s show features:
Stacie Steadman
Megan Phillips
Gary Jones
Travis Dudfield

Cottage Bistro. 4468 Main Street (between 28 and 29 Ave)
8-10pm
$5-10 at the door (sliding scale, suggested $10 minimum of $5)