I read from the poems of Suzanne Somers. Here’s a very funny video of Kristen Wiig reading from the same book.
Lee Ann Kepel brought sexy back with her reading of Gloria Vanderbuilt’s most recent erotic novel, Obsession. Quick recap: the sex was boring but the shopping scenes were euphoric. Fun fact: this was written by the 89 year old mother of Anderson Cooper.
Thanks to everyone who came out and packed the Cottage Bistro for the show.
The next show is on June 19 and it’s the Three Year Anniversary show. There will be cake or something like that. Then I’m taking a summer break from Say Wha?! so this will be your last chance to see the show live until September or even October. Don’t miss out!
Don’t live in Vancouver? Did you know there’s a Say Wha?! Podcast? Four episodes are out. Subscribe on iTunes.
Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the podcast and subscribed on iTunes! It really means a lot to me.
Two episodes are up. One with a reading by me and the other is from the always funny Chip Ellis. Go and listen today!
Sara Bynoe (aka me!) told us why she’s still single by researching how to make men love her by reading the half finished book 14.5 Things Women Shouldn’t Do by Mr Things and the How to Make a Man Love You by Grant J Hall. What we learned: it’s because she’s too darn funny/goofy for a men to find attractive. Sad but true…and still amusing!
Michael Unger schooled us in the art of heavy metal band names by lecturing from All Known Metal Bands. We learned there’s a lot of vomit in metal.
Kyle Fines spent some time in the children’s section of the VPL and brought us back to our youth (or someone’s youth) by sharing The Boxcar Children Mysteries. FUCK YOU BENNY! Also, never trust a guy with a red sports car and rolled up sleeves.
Riel Hahn read from The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation (studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts) by Marion Woodman. Which she stole from her mother’s library.
Capping off the night was Kevin L. Smith substituting ’a word he got from the audience (Badger) for any word of the male anatomy in his reading of Wanderlust: Homoerotic Tales of Travel.
Next Say Wha?! show is May 15 at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street.
Oops. This post should have gone up over a month ago. Oh well, better late than never.
Cameron MacLeod read from R Kelly’s amazingly crazy autobiography. Turns out R Kelly used to strip as Darth Vader.
Emily Elias shared Miley Cyrus’ autobiography that was equally as crazy as R Kelly’s but coming from a 16 year old TV star who thought she was being very deep.
Brad McNeil told us about his love for Les Miz and Susan Boyle. He dreamed a dream and the book was shitty.
I read from two Michael Masters books “Text Appeal for Girls” was a repeat of “Text Appeal for Guys,” go figure. Mr Masters, who is better than us at texting because he lived in Asia, had a lot of insane things to say about how to trap a guy in “He Won’t Marry You: 75 Reasons Why He Won’t Commit and What To Do About It!”
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 Fifty Shades of Grey and screamed at the Twilight Fan-Fiction tripe filled with British idioms and terrible sex scenes? Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.
At Say Wha?! engaging and charismatic performers put their comedic spin on some of the most cringe-worthy, embarrassing and painfully earnest writing in print.
December 19, 2012
$5-10 (sliding scale, suggested $10)
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street (between 28 and 29 Ave, across from Nesters and CIBC)
Better late than never. Here’s what you missed at the October show.
I’d previously read from the Google Book version of this self-help book, but I had to download the Kindle edition to realize it’s full craziness. I’m working on a review of the book for a blog post, so check back soon.
Upcoming shows: Fifty Shades of Say Wha?! November 7 and November’s Say Wha?! show November 21. Both shows at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street.
This is how I feel about it.
What’s Say Wha?! Where have you been?!
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
It’s my monthly comedy show where funny people read from the worst books they can find.
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 Miley Cyrus’s autobiography and guffawed at her ‘life story.’ Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.
We read this crap, so you don’t have to!
Sara Bynoe (host)
NOTE: It is highly recommended that you come early to get a good spot. Also please grab a drink or some food to nibble. The Cottage Bistro is giving us the space for free, which is awesome! So, don’t be cheap, grab a tea or something, mmmkay?
Wednesday, November 7 is a Special Edition of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing!
Say Wha?! is my monthly comedy show where performers read from some of worst writing ever published.
Hands down the worst book with the greatest number of copies sold is that twilight Fan fiction trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey.
PLUS There will be special readers to cover the explicit bits.
Extra readers soon to be announced.
Show time: 8-10pm*
Cost: $5-10 at the door (partial procedes of the night will go to a women’s charity – to be confirmed)* Don’t worry, it won’t be two solid hours of this terrible book. We will take breaks between each book.