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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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

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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.

TOMORROW Say Wha?! turns 4 and I’m taking a summer break

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21, is the four year anniversary of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

Have you never been to or heard of my Say Wha?! show before? Have you been living under a rock? It’s the BEST! It blends three things I love: books, comedy and readings. What happens is funny people get up on stage and read from terrible books, books that make us say “Say Wha?!”

Hosted by, me, Sara Bynoe

Featuring readings by these very funny people:

Brent Constantine
John Cullen
Riel Hahn
Cameron Macleod
Lauren McGibbon

Don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what others have had to say about it:

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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

AND it’s on this week’s SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week (Say Wha?! has been on this list several times before)

 

Wednesday, May 21
Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10pm |$10 at the door (sliding scale available) | Facebook Event

 

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend

1. Have you seen the line up? these are very funny people who are going to be great!

2. I’m going to Toronto for the summer so this is the last time you’ll be able to attend this show for a while.

3. I will hug everyone.* I’m thrilled to be celebrating four years of this wonderful show. I have so much love to give!

* I will only hug you if you want to be hugged.

Four Years of Say Wha?!

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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 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.

This show has been going for nearly 4 whole years AND I am is going to take a sabbatical from Vancouver until the fall so this is your last chance to attend this show for a while.

Wednesday, May 21 8-10pm
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street MAP
$10 at the door (sliding scale available)

Featuring readings by:

Brent Constantine
John Cullen
Riel Hahn
Cameron Macleod
Lauren McGibbon

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

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May Shows

Here’s a run down of all the shows and events that I’ve committed to this month – so far. Yay!

RIO May

MAY 4Behind the Curtain, PAL Theatre, 581 Cardero Street 7:30-9:30PM, Tickets by donation

I’m hosting a storytelling event for PAL Theatre where I’ve invited performing artists to shed light on what life upon the wicked stage is really like. Facebook Event

MAY 6, 13, 20, 27Dance Dance Party Party Vancouver, Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway, 8:45-9:45PM, $7 Drop In

This is my last month as the Den Mama for the Vancouver Chapter of this weekly event where women dance to guilty pleasure music in a judgement-free, fun focused, playful space with a laser light show. Facebook Group

MAY 16Clueless, Rio Theatre, 1660 Broadway, 11:30PM Doors, Midnight screening, $6 in costume or in advance, $8 at the door

I’m hosting this screening of one of my favourite movies of all time. Come and see how I’m like a Monet – from far away I’m okay but up close I’m a big old mess. I’ll be dressed as my favourite extra.  Rio Website

MAY 21 – Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing – Four Year Anniversary Show (and last show until the Fall), Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, 8-10PM, $10 at the door (sliding scale available)

A comedy show where funny people read from terrible books. Featuring: John Cullen, Brent Constantine, Riel Hahn, Lauren McGibbon, and Cameron Macleod. Facebook Event

Sundays, Rookie Night, Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Improv Centre, Granville Island, 7:30PM, $8,

You might catch me performing improv one Sunday. It’s a very fun show. Come and check it out. You can see if I’m cast this week by checking VTSL’s website

 

 

Behind The Curtain

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Sunday, May 4 Pal Studio Theatre presents an evening of amusing, touching and outrageous stories of life on and off-stage in an intimate cabaret setting.

HOSTED BY the inimitable SARA BYNOE

Admission by donation. 
To reserve a space go to: Eventbrite

Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm
Pal Studio Theatre – 581 Cardero Street

FEATURING STORIES BY:

Gary Jones -award-winning playwright, improviser, actor, and writer for CBC’s The Debaters

Riel Hahn-comedian who’s appeared in film and TV, noted show host for many Vancouver Events

Toby Hargrave- comedian who’s appeared at many comedy festivals including Montreal’s Just for Laughs

Alison Kelly -actor, writer and co-creator of the international hit, Mom’s the Word

Jacques Lalonde –actor, writer, producer, Fringe Festival favorite, aka One Crazy Frenchman

Nicole Roberge- actor, director, dancer and drama teacher

Jacques St Cyr- passionate dance artist who’s worked with many renowned choreographers

Judy Ginn Walchuk & Jim Walchuk – brother and sister song writing duo, recently inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame

STORY TEASERS

Jacques Stcyr – I went to visit a famous ballet school in Novosibirsk to see the Siberian Ballerinas in training and found romance with Tatiana, russian ballerina.

Gary Jones still battles with post-traumatic stress disorder after working on on episode of The Black Stallion with screen legend, Mickey Rooney.

Allison Kelly – What lengths will a 16 year old go to in order to be noticed by the object of her affections on set?

Sitting in the dark, with tears streaming down her cheeks, Nicole ‘Coco’ Roberge suddenly understood exactly what was secretly missing from her lucky-looking life: Salsa, baby. Arriba.

Jacques Lalonde – Sometimes you can’t do the show unless you break out of jail.

Riel Hahn – Did Eric Stoltz love or hate her? Why did Arnold Schwarzenegger flex his pec muscles at her? Did she ever talk to Steve Martin? How big is Quentin Tarantino’s ass? Why did Robin Williams give her fifty bucks? Tales of Riel Hahn’s brushes with celebrity may shed light on why she isn’t one herself.

Toby Hargrave - The drunken rumblings of a sober man.

PARKING:

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

OR Bayshore Gardens Parking directly under PAL at Cardero & Bayshore Drive $13 flat evening rate

Teen Angst Night TONIGHT

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2000 – TeenAngstPoetry.com was launched as an online archive of the world’s worst teenage poetry as submitted by adults.

2000 – The live event was born in Calgary, AB at The Newt in Kensington.

2005 – The website and live show turned into a book.

2006 – The book turned into a theatrical event at the High Performance Rodeo.

2007 – Then I created a solo show about Teen Angst.

2007 – In development for a documentary called The Teen Angst Recovery Project. We only got partial funding and then it got shelved.

2008 – My solo show played Bumbershoot.

2010 – I pitched a radio series and it didn’t happen.

2014 – The live show lives on. Why? Because I love this show so much.

 

Come and see for yourself.

 

Tonight! The Emerald, 555 Gore, 8:30-10:30pm

Standing room only. $8 at the door. Cash only.

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 have a physical reaction while reading your old writing like cringing, crying or throwing up. That’s the good stuff that’s worth sharing. The more embarrassing the better!

Tonight’s readers include:

Brent Constantine
Emmett Hall
Stephanie Hall (no relation)
Julianne Hoyak
Rachelle Mellanby
Sherri Rogers
Kristal Yee

Teenage angst has paid off well and now I'm bored and old