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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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

Facebook Event

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.
Facebook event

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
Facebook event

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.
Facebook event

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.

TeenAngstReviews

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
Facebook Event

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
Facebook Event

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.
Facebook event

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.
Facebook Event

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.
Facebook Event

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TORONTO!

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

Bynoe and Hahn!

This event is so soon! Woohoo!

We know it’s been hard to describe this event. If you’ve been before we welcome your comments and insights.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect to happen at tomorrow’s Novelty Act:

* We will check in on what’s been going on in our lives (teaser – someone went on a few OKCupid dates)
* We will try to out re-act each other. That’s right it’s a re-act off!
* We will take questions from the audience. Want to know more about us? Need to know how to iron shirts? Should you break up with your best-friend? Just ask!
* Dance monkey dance – is there something you want to see us do? Now is your chance to demand it from us!
* And more!

NOVELTY ACT
Tuesday, April 28 | 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance | $10 at the door | Advance tickets close at 5 PM
The Emerald | 555 Gore | In the back cabaret room where it’s nice and sexy

Tuesday! #NoveltyAct me and @hahnsy #Vancouver #Comedy #improv #Stories #fun #samesies

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We’re Still Doing It …

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Are you ready for the fourth Novelty Act?! What? You haven’t been yet? No worries. You can jump on board next week.

DETAILS

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.

NOVELTY ACT
Tuesday, April 28 | 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance | $10 at the door
The Emerald | 555 Gore | In the back cabaret room where it’s nice and sexy

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RielRIEL HAHN

I am a Vancouver based comedian who has been described as “delicious”, “hilarious”, “ferocious”, “filthy mouthed” and as “a blizzard in the House of Commons”. I grew up traveling with the Caravan Stage Company, town to town by horse and wagon, and later worked extensively with the Caravan Farm Theatre. Familialy, I come from a long line of compassionate, opinionated, active and funny lefties. These experiences provided me with a rich cache of stories, and some discomfort with stasis and classism. I am constantly searching for the new, inclusive and stimulating both personally and professionally. Ultimately I believe that funny trumps everything.

Here I am, most likely applauding my own joke. SARA BYNOE

I’m a performer who has been described as “charismatic,’ ‘lovely,’ ‘talented,’ ‘effervescent,’ ‘brash’ and ‘a local mover and shaker.’ For the last 15 years I’ve been running an event called Teen Angst Night. For the last 4 years I’ve been running a show called Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing. I went to two theatre schools. I Story Produced the first season of Sex Sent Me To The ER on TLC.  I’ve been doing improv with VTSL’s Rookie Night for so long that I just quit it. I believe if everyone could laugh at themselves and learn to play the world would be a better place. I recently had a sex dream about my vibrator.

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If you like us, or are interested in what we do, come to Novelty Act.

It will be part improv, part theatre, and part storytelling event, and a TOTAL PARTY with two of Vancouver’s favourite weirdos.

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