“Say Wha?! is a great night out.” – VanCityBuzz 
“Regular shows would kill for these kinds of laughs.” – Georgia Straight 

Have you ever read a poorly written novel and thought to yourself, who publishes this crap? Or maybe you were in a thrift store and found a hilariously out of date self-help book. Perhaps you flipped through Tori Spelling’s/ Justin Bieber’s/ R. Kelly’s etc. autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Now imagine charming and comedic performers telling you all about these terrible tales. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

Funny people sharing bad books.

The event producer and host, Sara Bynoe was inspired to create this night after she found a bad romance novel in a hostel in Bath, England which provided hours of entertainment for her friends. Since the show first launched in June 2010 Say Wha?! has featured at the Vancouver Comedy Festival, All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival (Portland), The Vancouver International Poetry Festival, and the Olio Festival.

Want to hear a sample? Check out the podcast. 

NEXT SHOWSay Wha - HavanaSaturday, January 28 at Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Drive)

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Readers TBA

5 funny people will choose the worst book they’ve come across lately and in 8 minutes or less they will state their case on why their book is the most awful book, the book no one should read. In the end it’s up to YOU, the audience to choose the worst book of the night.

The winner of Say Wha?! will win bragging rights for winning the debate and a charity of their choice will get a donation from ticket sales.

Videos shot and edited by Tom Weston.

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing from Tom Weston on Vimeo.

“At $10 at the door, Say Wha?! is a steal for a great night out.” – circa 2012
Georgia Straight:
“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.”

Granville Mag:

As Vancouver continues to emerge as a leader in the present and future of writing on the world stage—via publications like Poetry is Dead and One Cool Word and events held by the Vancouver Book Club, the Robson Reading Series and the Vancouver International Writers Festival, to name a few, the Say Wha?! series offers an important and perfectly Canadian contribution to the scene: “Quit taking yourselves so seriously.”

If you can handle a little humour with your Hemingway, I suggest you check out the Say Wha?! series this month and every month after that.

Review by TJ Dawe:

“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.”

Highlights from the live show were podcast on iTunesRSS or you can stream them online.

More Posts About Say Wha?! Because this space is getting too cluttered. HERE


Second Year anniversary show cupcakes by Arley McNeney

The amazing original poster was designed by Robin Greenwood

9 Replies to “SAY WHA”

  1. Xan says:

    he’s rubbing his junk on palin’s back! ewwww!

  2. Jenny Magenta says:

    OMG I am so excited for this I am throbbing.

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  5. tilly says:

    Last night was great, I have converted 2 more friends into the world of Say Wha?!! Please please PLEASE can we have the name of the vanity published zombie book Ian Boothby read on July 20th?

  6. Bruce says:

    These are awesome! I wanna do one! But wait, there are so many possible choices…

  7. T says:

    Is there an email list I can register to to get updates of upcoming events via email?

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