Smut Slam at the Vancouver Fringe


Fans of Say Wha?! might enjoy this sexed up event that’s happening at the Vancouver Fringe. I was asked to be a judge but I’ll be out of town at my BFF’s wedding. Here’s all the kinky details:

Vancouver, brace yourself: SMUT SLAM IS COMING. The international underground sensation–part slam, part storytelling, part sex ed, part what got said after your parents turn the lights out at a sleepover–is landing at Vancouver Fringe on Saturday, Sept 10.

Smut Slam: the finest filth at the Vancouver Fringe, told by the people who lived it: YOU.

If you have sex, then you probably have a story to tell at the first Vancouver Smut Slam, coming to the Vancouver Fringe on Saturday, Sept 10. This encouraging event for sharing also offers PRIZES from Womyn’s Ware and njoy, celebrity judges, and more!

With sold-out shows in Edinburgh, New Orleans, Boston, and Atlanta, Smut Slam clearly has the chops to bring you a fine evening of filth… and ROPE YOU IN TO HELP. The dirty storytelling open mic makes its Vancouver premiere on Saturday, Sept 10, as part of the Vancouver Fringe. You have to see it to believe it.

SMUT SLAMMERS sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute dirty story, based on their real lives, and a lucky eight to ten names will be drawn at random.

RULES: – no notes (this is storytelling) – no costumes or props (this is not theatre) – only five minutes (with a one-minute grace period) AND – the story must be real and have happened to you. Stories often are funny and/or epic win, but we want to encourage people to consider sharing their sad, disturbing, poignant, serious, simple and/or “fail” experiences, too.

TAKE NOTE: Smut Slam is queer-friendly, kink-friendly AND vanilla-friendly, fat-friendly, poly-friendly… we are very friendly. We welcome people with all types and amounts of sexual experiences to our space. We don’t welcome stories involving racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, or any other discrimination, fetishization, or objectification. Also, CONSENT IS KEY.

NOT A SMUT SLAMMER? Don’t worry. The audience is in for a good time at SMUT SLAM! Sit back and enjoy. All we ask is: – No interrupting. – No heckling. – No necking in the front row. Doors open at 10pm, and the smut starts slamming at 10:30. Admission is only $14 online or at the door, 18 and over please!

SMUT SLAM is CREATED by Cameryn Moore, an award-winning playwright/performer, sex activist and educator, and, oh yeah: a phone sex operator. She tours the world seven months out of the year, but is always glad to come back to Vancouver (she is bringing her fifth solo play “nerdfucker” to the Fringe this year). When not performing, taking calls, or actually having sex herself, Cameryn writes Sidewalk Smut: custom type-written pornography as street performance and literary art. Find Cameryn being NSFW on Facebook, or at

Hey, Toronto! Say Wha?! is back!



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


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Readers include: Craig Anderson, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Kyle Bottom, Teddy Kellogg, and Chris Wilson

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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

The Last Dance

Globe and Mail photo for Dance Dance Party Party Vancouver, 2010
Globe and Mail photo for Dance Dance Party Party Vancouver, 2008

One day in early 2008 I came across a blog post of a New York based comedian about an event her friends ran. It was called Dance Dance Party Party and from what I understood it was a ‘class’ just for women to dance to guilty-pleasure tunes without a dress code or having to pay an expensive cover charge. There already were a few other chapters in other American cities and I immediately knew that I must bring this to Vancouver.

Because of my theatre training I was aware of dance classes like Five Rhythms and Ecstatic Dance but, for me, they were too ‘movement’ based. I’d gone to them before and felt out of place because I didn’t have much modern dance training and I wasn’t a hippie. Dance Dance Party Party focused on fun rather than ‘using the space,’ ‘expressing through your elbows’ or ‘breathing into your back ribs.’ After years of hardcore theatre training it was just what I needed.

I started the Vancouver chapter of DDPP in Spring of 2008 at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre’s old location at 16th Ave and Ontario because it was only 3 blocks from my home. It ran for a few months on Sunday afternoons. I adored it. But in August of that year I moved to the UK to do a MA degree. I tried to pass the torch to another woman to continue the event but no one wanted to take it.

When I came back to Vancouver in the spring of 2010 I decided to pick up where I left off. It’s been four years and over that time I’ve facilitated many hours of fun at Dance Dance Party Party Vancouver. I like to think I’ve inspired a few women to enjoy their bodies, dance and the magic of Ke$ha (Yes, I know she dropped the dollar sign but I’ll never let it go).

There have been many nights when I arrived sick, tired, and worn down and left DDPP revitalized. For me it’s been in spiritual practice, a ritual, and a blessing. I should admit that I have run run DDPP VanCity for a very selfish reason – I get so much joy out of it. Yet, at the end of May I’m leaving my post as Den Mama of Dance Dance Party Party Vancouver.

I’ve put a lot of thought into this. Those that follow my work or know me personally know that I do a lot of different jobs, performances and producing. It’s time to spring clean and make room for new projects and events to enter my life. This expands beyond DDPP VanCity; I’m going to Toronto for the summer to take a break from all that I do here, to see friends, and to test out that community. For over a decade people have told me that I would do well in Toronto. It’s about time I found out.

DJ Darfunkle will become the new Den Mama in June. She’s been attending DDPP for over a year now and has DJ’ed multiple times. I’m excited to see where she takes it.

As this is my last month as the Den Mother of Dance Dance Party Party I’m Djing twice: May 6 and May 27. Yes, I’ve saved the last dance for me.

Please come and join in on the fun while I’m still at the helm.

Say Wha?! Show Tonight AND Announcement

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Tonight is another edition of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing and it’s likely to be the second last Say Wha?! show for a while.

What’s that about? Well, I’ve been thinking about life and all the things I do and as much as I adore doing this show running a monthly show and all the other things I do is taking up a lot of creative space and personal time. I’m opening up my life for new opportunities and May 2014’s Say Wha?! show will be the last scheduled Say Wha?! event for at least a few months. I’m planning on taking a Vancouver sabbatical, I’ll share more about in a few days.

More importantly I’ve got a FANTASTIC line-up for tonight’s show:

Actor, improvisor, writer, director and Renaissance Woman Sarah Szloboda is back from her time in LA and I’m thrilled to have her back on the show.

Comedians Dylan Rhymer and Warren Bates are back on the show from their time creating laughs in East Vancouver.

Writer, publicist, and one of the funniest people I know, Cynara Geissler is making her debut.

If you haven’t heard by now Say Wha?! is a comedy show where funny people read from the worst books they can find.

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Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street MAP


$5-10 (sliding scale, suggested $10, minimum of $5 if you’re poor)

Can’t make it to this show? Put Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in your calendar now. I hope you can come to that.

It’ll be the show’s 4 year celebration and the last show for a few months.




Sing Wha?! Say Wha?! The Musical is TONIGHT!

Say Wha The Musical


You know Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing my monthly comedy show where funny people read from terrible books (happening this Wednesday at Cottage Bistro).

Well, there are a lot of terrible musical theatre songs out there in the world and we’re going to share those with you!

We’re diving deep into the musical theatre cannon and pulling out the worst, most offensive, and down right terrible songs we can find. It’s entertaining, hilarious, and catchy!

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition is co-hosted and co-produced by Sara Bynoe and Mike Mackenzie.

Featured singers: Cory Haas, Devon Busswood, Jill Raymond, Julie Casselman, and Erik Gow.

Little Mountain – 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver MAP

Show: 8-10pm

Doors: 7:30pm

Pre-online sales CLOSED. $15 at the door

SPECIAL DEAL because you read my blog if you come to the door and say “JAZZ HANDS” you can get in for $10. 

Say Wha?! November EXPLOSION

Photo by Sean Cranbury
Photo by Sean Cranbury

This month I have three special Say Wha?! shows. Why? Because I felt like it!

Monday, November 18 – Say Wha?! The Musical Edition

Little Mountain, 195 E 26 Ave, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8-10pm, $10 in advance, possible door sales

We did this in the summer and it was SO MUCH FUN. Mike MacKenzie is a musical theatre queen, together we will go through the cannon and showcase the WORST songs ever sung on Broadway.

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Wednesday, November 20 – Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, 8-10pm, $5-10 at the door

The classic edition. This month’s readers include: TJ Dawe, Eric Fell, Kyle Fines, Jim Miller, and Dylan Rhymer.

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Friday, November 29 – Fifty Shades of Say Wha?!

Hot Art Wet City – 2206 Main Street, $10 in advance, very limited seating.

Since Fifty Shades of Grey is going to film in Vancouver soon I figured it’s a perfect time to remind people just how AWFUL these books where. Select ‘sexy’ readings by special guest TBA.

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Don’t live in Vancouver? Well, you can always listen to the podcast and catch highlights of the Say Wha?! show.

Say Wha?! Toronto

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Do you live in Toronto? Do you know someone awesome that does?

Why do I ask? Because I’m doing this show next weekend and you should totally tell them about it. Not only will your friends be filled with laughter but you’ll score some cool points for knowing about this totally hip new comedy show.


Say Wha?!  Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
Sunday, September 15 at Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 7:00-8:30pm
Tickets are $10 and available online now. Buying online is recommended!
Show description: Funny people find the worst books they can find and share them in comedic book talks with readings directly from the book. It’s a literary/ comedy show for smart, sassy, fun people. If you love books or hate books – this show is for you.
Listen to previous readings at Say Wha?! The Podcast