A Very Special Teen Angst Night

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I’m very excited about this special show featuring some of my favourite and most memorable Teen Angst Night readings over the past few years.

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Tickets – early bird discount on now! Limited availability. Missed out on the early bird special? Sign up for my mailing list and get a discount code if you sign up in time to catch the February 1 mailout.

What is Teen Angst Night? Check out my Teen Angst page for more info.

 

So Many Angst Events!

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There has been some confusion and excitement going on with upcoming Teen Angst Nights. Here’s the information as clearly as I can put it.

Teen Angst Night

Tuesday, January 26 | 8:40- 10:30 PM* TONIGHT! Later start time

Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street

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*Due to whatever reasons there is another event happening at The Cottage Bistro tonight from 6:30-8:30 PM. We will have to wait outside or enter from the back alley prior to them finishing. We will aim to start the show as quickly as we can.

 

Teen Angst Open Mic Night

Wednesday, January 27 | 8-9:30 PM

Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street

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PWYC minimum $5 at the door – FREE for readers

If you’ve never read at a Teen Angst Night before THIS is your special opportunity. No sign ups, just show up and share!

I’ll be signing up readers at 7:30 PM.

 

Teen Angst Night at The Fox

Thursday, February 25 |8-10 PM

Fox Cabaret | 2321 Main Street

This is going to be a special show featuring me and some of my favourite readers over the past few years.

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Tickets – early bird discount on now! Limited availability.

 

What is 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 would probably make you cringe 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- You cannot be proud of the work your sharing. It’s best if you’re extremely embarrassed of it.

Teen Angst Night is back on Tuesday!

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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.

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- You cannot be proud of the work your sharing. It’s best if you’re extremely embarrassed of it.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT
Tuesday, January 26
8-10 PM
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
$10 at the door (cash only)
Hosted by Sara Bynoe

NOTE: be sure to get there by 7:30 PM, this show fills up fast! The last few shows we have had to turn people away. :-(
CONFIRMED READERS
Julie Casselman
Tia Glenn-Cooke
Kyla del Rosario
Bonnie Quan Symons
Fatima Dhowre
Pia Edberg
Ed Hill
Emma Cooper
David C Jones
Tina Tag

PAST MEDIA ATTENTION

“But is it real comedy? It most certainly is. People love to laugh and there are many routes to arrive at that destination. Is it traditional? It most certainly is not. It’s not what the average person envisions when they think of comedy. But regular shows would kill for these kinds of laughs.” – Georgia Straight

“It’s high time the rhyme-crazy juveniles of the world are celebrated as the poetic prodigies we truly were.” – Nylon Magazine (referring to the book)

“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 in the Charlebois Post

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT Can’t Stop and it Won’t Stop. 

Way back in the year 2000 I had the idea for TeenAngstPoetry.com – an online database of the world’s worst poetry written during adolescent angsty times. For the website launch I hosted a Teen Angst Night and invited everyone to get up on stage and read something they wrote when they were a teenager.

15 years later this night is still going. Why? Because it’s timeless fun.

Join me on Tuesday, November 17, 8-10 PM for another Teen Angst Night at The Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street). Enjoy cheap drinks, food, and laugh as people share stories and read verbatim the most embarrassing things they could find in their childhood closets.

The reader list is full, but if you want to get on the list for the next time I do this event sign up HERE. 

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Here’s one of my favourite readings from past Teen Angst Nights.

Help Me Bring Teen Angst Night to Toronto For OUTtv!

This Saturday, October 10 a very special special airs on OUTtv. Teen Angst Night!

I just came from a meeting with the lovely development team at OUTtv Vancouver and it’s time to get the ball rolling on a show in Toronto. Please share with anyone you know in the greater Toronto area. We’re looking for readers and an audience.

Teen Angst Night on OUTtv Airs October 10

I am THRILLED to share the news that the special I taped with OUTtv in March will be airing on Saturday, October 10. It was such a fun night and I can’t wait to see how it looks on the small screen.

Please check your local listings for channels and air times and don’t forget to PVR it so you can enjoy it over and over again.

Join the Facebook event or follow this blog for updates.

  • Note: I previously messed up and said the date was Oct 9 – MY BAD. I guess I’ve got too many shows on the go. Which is awesome but fuzzing up my brain.

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Tomorrow Is Teen Angst Night

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Tomorrow night is Teen Angst Night

Wednesday, September 23

Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street

$10 cash at the door

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 an 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 cannot be proud of the work your sharing. It’s best if you’re extremely embarrassed of it.

Readers have signed up in advance. If you want to read at the next event on November 17 please get in touch.

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Get there before 7:30 PM if you want a good seat.
  • It’s cash only at the door
  • Live tweet the event with the hashtag #TeenAngstNight

Share a Little Teen Angst This Fall

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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 an 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!

The next event is Wednesday, September 23 from 8-10 PM at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, Vancouver.

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 cannot be proud of the work you read. It’s best if you’re extremely embarrassed of it.

Readers must sign up to read in advance (see form below:

Smells Like Teen Angst Night

TeenAngstReviewsTeen 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!

You do NOT want to miss this event because you’ll get to hear the musings from some of your favourite Vancouverites including Paul Anthony (Talent Time), Aaron Read (The Sunday Service), Chris Bentzen (Hot Art Wet City), and more!
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What is this event like? Here’s some smellivision for ya

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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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