A Special Occasion

I think my nose looks good in this sailor suit.

I’m about to do something new. It’s called A Special Occasion. What is it?

* Inspired by salons of the 18th Century this event will educate and entertain.
* It’s an opportunity to wear that thing you’ve been waiting for a special occasion for. For me, that means my sailor outfit. Maybe it’s your tuxedo, or fancy heels, or “I’m off to the races’ hat, or perhaps it’s your super comfy onesie that you really want to wear out of the house but don’t feel comfortable doing that.. Whatever it is, THIS is your excuse. We will not judge.
* It’ll have Comedy, Music, Games, Stories, Discussions, Fun, Food and Drinks.

What inspired this event?

Often I’ll go to a show, sit in a seat and never interact with anyone else in the venue besides the person I cam with. Sure, the show is fun and entertaining but what’s missing from going out is interaction with like-minded people.

Over the past few years there’s been a lot of talk about how it’s hard to meet people in this city. After years producing alternative comedy I’m taking a step in a new direction with this show, sure there’ll still be comedy, fun, and sass but this event aims to make the audience an important part of the evening.

A SPECIAL OCCASION with Sara Bynoe
Thursday, October 16
Dinner available from 6:30pm
Show 8-10pm
The Emerald, 555 Gore
$40 with dinner (pris fixe - 4 course meal)
$15 for show only
Advanced tickets available

Who will be performing?

Sara Bynoe will host.

Entertainment

Kris ElgstrandMusic and musings.

Dina Del Bucchia – Poetry, words and sass.

Educate

Sara Bynoe speaks with Zach Browman on connection. We’ll get flirting tips and more!

The Venue

The event takes place in the main lounge of The Emerald, a cabaret room, lounge, and bar local on Gore Street. Evoking the spirit of a sophisticated 1960’s Vegas hot spot, this Rat Pack-style setting incorporates ornate crystal chandeliers and mid-century furnishings into the décor, designed to resemble a space and a time that was extinct in Vancouver.

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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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

 

I’m Alone and No One Understands My Pain

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Teen Angst Night | Tuesday, September 23 | 8-10pm | $10 | The Emerald – 555 Gore

What’s a Teen Angst Night like?

Adults who can laugh at themselves get up on stage and read diary entries, poems, short stories or sing songs they created when their hormones were high and their hearts were full of angst. You might hear phrases like: “I’m alone and no one understand my pain,” “I will never love again,” or “Whatever, Mom!” It’s an adorable and hilarious show I’ve been producing since 2000. Come down and see why I can’t quit this event.

Here’s a reading from the last time we were at The Emerald – 555 Gore

Tickets on sale now. There might be tickets available at the door, it’s best to buy in advance.

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.
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.

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

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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Podcast

Find out more about the show

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. 

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

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.