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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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

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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.

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!

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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