In June of 2010 a new show was born; part literary reading, part stand-up comedy, 100% takin’ the piss out of publishing. Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing has been a strongly attended monthly show and was included in the programming of BOTH the Vancouver Comedy Festival and the Vancouver International Poetry Festival.
On Wednesday July 20, 2011 Say Wha?! is celebrating it’s one year anniversary at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street.
At Say Wha?! Vancouver’s most engaging and lovable performers put their comedic spin on some of the most cringe-worthy, embarrassing and painfully earnest writing in print.
Over the year we’ve heard from ‘writers’ who never should have been given publishing deals. People like: JWOWW, Pamela Anderson, Chuck Norris, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Motely Crew, Andre Agassi, The Rock and Jann Arden.
We’ve ventured into non-fiction with an essay from an Erotic Art show from Winnipeg, readings of Craigslist posts, etiquette books from the 1940s, even a book titled HOW TO GOOD-BYE DEPRESSION: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?
We’ve made fun of popular literature: Twilight, Elizabeth ‘It’s all about me’ Gilbert’s Committed, Literary super star Tao Lin and even Grimms Fairy Tales.
Really, no genre is safe from Say Wha?! Over the last twelve months and 14 shows we have been celebrating the very worst in publishing.
Please join us for our belated one year anniversary show July 20, 2011
Why belated? Well, it was supposed to be June 15 then damn Game 7 happened and this city decided hockey and rioting was better than arts, culture and sanity.
On July 20 let’s celebrate something good, something Say Wha?!
Our talented line up of performers:
What more do you need to know?
$10 at the door
Show: 8-10:30 pm
Arrive by 7:30 to get a good seat, this will fill up fast!