Teen Angst Karaoke

Teen Angst Night is a juvenilia / comedic storytelling event that’s been running since 2000. If you were there for the Teenage Wasteland show at HAWC you might remember this super fun time.

Invited performers will share stories from their teenage years and then sing a song related to their story. Then the mic is open to you to sing away your memories.

Thursday, February 26 | 8-10 PM | Hot Art Wet City | 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
Hosted by Sara Bynoe
By donation at the door

Featuring stories/songs by:
Jeff Gladstone
Dina Del Bucchia
Kyle Fines
Cynara Geissler
Kitty Mussallem
and YOU!

Fill out this form to request your song.
http://goo.gl/forms/FeHqzDqYMo

http://hotartwetcity.com/teenangst-karaoke

Bynoe and Hahn are back!

Tomorrow @hahnsy and I are doing our thing at The Emerald. Show starts at 8pm. #vancouver

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Tomorrow. Tuesday, February 24

Back by popular demand!
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.

Tuesday, February 24, 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Emerald, 555 Gore

BONUS – The Emerald has HALF PRICE cocktails on Tuesdays!

Tomorrow is Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Facebook Event

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17 is Teen Angst Night

If you know anything about me you should already be familiar with this event. I’ve been running it since I was barely legal. It started in Calgary in 2000 – that’s 15 years of making fun of my teen angst. My Teen Angst Night is a full grown teenager!

Last month a team of students from BCIT came and did a radio story about the night. It perfectly captures the fun of the event. Please have a listen here:

Still not sure about it? Need more information? Okay, here’s the full package. I hope to see you at the show! It’s going to be a great one. There’s a whole bunch of new readers sharing stuff and 4 of those newbies are men,

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.

Teen Angst Night is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). So, get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!

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- You can’t be proud of the work you share. It must be embarrassing or humiliating. That’s what people want to hear. Of course, you must also be over your angst and able to laugh at yourself. 


READERS – FULL
If you want to get on the list to read/ know about the next event sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UlbFfGOvLvb7Dal2hY9AvrJo40Ck-fL0d0LxyWw1vNQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

SHOW DETAILS

Tuesday, February 17
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
Show 8-10PM
Tickets: at the door, $10, cash only

More info: http://sarabynoe.com/shows/teen-angst/

February Fun Times!

Here’s a quick run down of the shows I’m producing this month. Save the date, make a date, go on a date.

Teen Angst Facebook Event

Teen Angst Night – February 17

I’ve been doing this event for 15 years! The next one is Tuesday, February 17 at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street. 8-10 PM, $10 at the door. Details. Facebook.Get there early, the last one filled up by 7:50 PM.

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NOVELTY ACT – February 24

It’s me & Riel Hahn on stage, doing whatever the frack we want. Tuesday, February 24, The Emerald, 555 Gore, 8-10 PM. $8 in advance.$10 at the door.Facebook.

10947357_709989915781387_4072448254397504594_nTEEN ANGST KARAOKE – February 26

A night for people that didn’t keep their teenage diaries to share at Teen Angst Night. It’s an evening of stories & songs. If you made it toTeenage Wasteland in 2013 you know how much fun this was. Thursday, February 26, Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street, 8- close. Details. Facebook. By donation.

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Also, things are moving ahead with my partnership with OUTtv and Teen Angst Night. If you are or know someone in Vancouver who intensifies as part of the LGBTQ community and you’ve got some angsty writing from your teen years then you should sign up HERE – part way down the page. The show is happening March 19. I can’t wait!

Novelty Act

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Ok. Okay. I know. You’re wondering what is this all about?

Well… Here’s what our official release thingy says:

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, January 27 | 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance | $10 at the door
The Emerald | 555 Gore

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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; one of them was Studio 58. 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 way too long.  I believe if everyone could laugh at themselves and learn to play the world would be a better place.

 

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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!

Watch Me Dance

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I know you’ve been thinking, “I want to see Sara Bynoe perform but I can’t afford to pay $10 (or sliding scale). I wish she would do something that I can see for FREE, and on the weekend, preferably in the afternoon (like 1 or 4 PM), and since I’m super outdoorsy I wish it would happen outside. I also want an opportunity to just oogle her body and not have to listen to her read some bad writing.”

Well, then do I have the show for you!

It’s called Le Grand Continental

To see me in action go to the corner of the Queen Elizabeth Plaza by Cambie street near the CBC building. I’m positioned in the last row on the corner of this side.

There are also a whole bunch of awesome people I’ll be dancing with too.

DETAILS

Presented by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and Scotia Dance Centre

Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard of Sylvain Émard Danse has brought joy to audiences from Portland to Mexico; now it’s Vancouver’s turn to shine. Émard auditioned community dancers from across Vancouver for a chance to be part of a massive public dance. Chances are you’ll know one of the performers, or you yourself are one! Le Grand Continental® combines elements of traditional line dancing with contemporary dance, and the mix is infectious, taking the spirit of old-fashioned communal dance and bringing it up to date. The choreography is a delight to behold, complex enough to wow spectators but still infused with the spirit of catharsis and fun. The result is a huge, joyful convergence of energy, with a mass of people coming together over humanity’s universal languages: music and movement. A pleasure to be part of and a beauty to behold, this will be one of the key civic events of the year. See you there!

“The roar from hundreds of spectators went from loud to deafening as the choreographed dance began to take energetic life with full- body gestures and synchronized shouts. It left the audience cheering for more.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Performance dates:
January 24: 1PM & 4PM
January 25: 1PM & 4PM
30 mins (no intermission)
Please note: This performance takes place outdoors, rain or shine.

Venue:
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Admission is FREE!

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January Fun

Happy New Year!

I’m starting the year by getting excited about what makes me happy: performing in and producing shows! Here’s a look at my January.


Teen Angst Facebook Event

Tuesday, January 13
TEEN ANGST NIGHT
8-10 PM | $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
Facebook Event
I’ve been running this show where people share their old embarrassing teenage angst creations since 2000. Several brave souls will get up on stage and read from their diaries, poetry books, short stories and more.

Say Wha Emerald 2015
Tuesday, January 20
SAY WHA?! READINGS OF DELICIOUSLY ROTTEN WRITING
8-10 PM | $10 in advance (possible door sales)
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Facebook Event
Another classic show I’ve been running since 2010. Funny people reading from the worst published books they can find.

Novelty Act FacebookTuesday, January 27
NOVELTY ACT presented by Bynoe and Hahn
8-10 PM | $8 in advance $10 at the door

What is this all about?
Lots of things.
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.
Facebook Event


Saturday and Sunday, January 24, 25
LE GRAND CONTINENTAL
PuSH Festival | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
1 & 4 PM Rain or Shine | Free Event
If you’ve followed me for a while you know that I’ve been involved with the PuSh Festival for the last 5 years. This year I am dancing in this performance along with 80 or so other Vancouverites who love to dance. If you want to see me in all my glory (or catch my mess ups) I’m positioned at the corner near Cambie and Georgia.

Don’t live in Vancouver?
That’s okay, you can experience the joy of Say Wha?! through the magic of podcasting. Click here for links to iTunes or streaming audio.

TONIGHT! EROTIC ASTROLOGY AND MORE AT SAY WHA?!

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There’s a teaser from the book I’m sharing tonight at Say Wha?! Advanced tickets are sold out but we can squeeze you in if you show up to The Emerald early enough. Doors are at 7:30PM and the show is at 8.

Come inside from the rain, forget about the world and laugh while some of Vancouver’s most hilarious and charming performers read from and talk about the worst books they could find.

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
Tuesday, December 9
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Doors 7:30PM Show: 8-10PM

Featuring: John Cullen, Kyle Fines, Briana Rayner, and Dylan Rhymer.

Facebook Event

Can’t make it tonight? That’s ok. I’ve got another great show on Sunday.

Say Wha?! No Limits Edition
Sunday, December 14
Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street
Show: 7:30-9:30PM
Tickets: $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
No limits means not just books this time! What will we find? Where will we find it? Come to the Cottage Bistro to find out!

Featuring: Travis Dudfield, Jeff Gladstone, David C. Jones, and Monica Hamburg.

Facebook Event

 

Two December shows, Say Wha?!

Say Wha Dec 2014

This December I have two very special shows for you, both Say Wha?!

Say Wha?! is the show where funny people read from terrible published books. I recently took the show to Portland’s All Jane No Dick festival and one person messaged me to say that the show was the highlight of the festival for him. How awesome is that? Almost as awesome as these shows will be.

Tuesday, December 9
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
The Emerald – 555 Gore
Featuring: John Cullen, Kyle Fines, Briana Rayner and Dylan Rhymer
Tickets: $10 available in advance now at Eventbrite
Facebook event
Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8-10 PM

Sunday, December 14
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing – no limits edition. Not just books this time.
Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street
Featuring: Travis Dudfield, Jeff Gladstone, David C. Jones and Monica Hamburg
Tickets: $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
Facebook event
Doors: The Bistro is open for dinner from 5 PM
Show: 7:30-9:30 PM

Another Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Night

It’s happening again. This Sunday, November 2. The show I’ve been producing for longer than I was a teenager.

Teen Angst Night is comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more).

Readers 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!

This show is full for readers but if you want to get on my list/ roster just message me.

Sunday, November 2
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
7:30-9:30 PM
Suggested $10 at the door