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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!

If You Think Women Aren’t Funny, This Is Not The Show For You

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Riel Hahn and I are making this a monthly event at The Emerald.

For those that don’t know, Novelty Act is a night of comedy, storytelling, and joy.

Why novelty act? Well… sometimes that’s what women in comedy are labeled as. We think that’s bullshit, so we got together and decided to do a night of whatever we want to do. If that’s a novelty act, so be it!

It’s me 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. Last month a guy in the audience bought everyone champagne and cake!

Tuesday, March 31, 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Facebook Event

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

Look, we wouldn’t do this show if it sucked and people said ‘know when to quit.’ You should check it out. You have two weeks to get your shit together.

Grown Ass Vancouverites Embarrassing Themselves By Sharing Their Most Angsty Teenage Notes On Stage

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Next Thursday twelve people will be get getting up on stage, in front of a very hip and sexy audience and several TV cameras to share their most embarrassing, weird, and awkward teenage diaries, notes, poetry and more for your entertainment.

The FREE tickets are almost gone.

Do not miss out on your opportunity to be a part of making one of my dreams come true.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT – LIVE TAPING FOR OUTtv

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Annex | 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Seating: As we are filming this event we request that everyone is seated by 7:15 PM
Show 7:30-10 PM

Free Tickets on Eventbrite

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Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series, created by Sara Bynoe in 2000. This special edition of Teen Angst Night will be filmed for OUTtv and feature LGBT people from the Lower Mainland.

Hosted by Sara Bynoe

Readings by:

Brent Constantine
Jackie Hoffart
Maddie Gorman
David C. Jones
Jonathon Keller
Hiiro Prince
Heather J. Ross
Jen Sungshine
Jonny Sopotiuk
Arinn Westendorf
Amy Wilding

OUTtv is Canada’s only television and online social media portal that features programming specifically for the LGBT community and their allies.

This is such a big deal. HUGE!

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Dear reader, if you know me, you know that my shows are my babies. I created Teen Angst Night 15 years ago and I’m so thrilled and surprised that it’s still alive. On March 19 I’m doing a very special live taping of Teen Angst Night for OUTtv.

I know I do a lot of shows and many of you attend them on the regular and I cannot tell you in words how much that means to me. This show means the world to me and I would love to have you there for support.

Look, I’m a single girl likely to never have a wedding or child and I know we’re not friend-friends but you could show support for me like I’m unlikely to get any other time by showering me with your presence and laughter. It’s going to be a great night.

Did I mention that it’s FREE. So really, it’s my present to you. Come out and have a delightful time on me.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT LIVE TAPING FOR OUTtv

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Annex | 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Seating: As we are filming this event we request that everyone is seated by 7:15 PM
Show 7:30-10 PM

Free Tickets on Eventbrite

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series, created by Sara Bynoe in 2000. This special edition of Teen Angst Night will be filmed for OUTtv and feature LGBT people from the Lower Mainland.

Hosted by Sara Bynoe
Readers – To Be Announced

OUTtv is Canada’s only television and online social media portal that features programming specifically for the LGBT community and their allies.

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