“At $10 at the door, Say Wha?! is a steal for a great night out.” – VanCityBuzz
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 Or maybe you were in a thrift store and found a hilariously out of date self-help book.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.
Friday, March 12 7-8:30 PM Pacific
On Zoom – tickets on eventbrite
Dina Del Bucchia
Tickets – $10 on Eventbrite
This special online edition of Say Wha?! is inspired by Canada Reads, except this is a debate for the WORST book. Canada, Don’t Read.
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 Canada, Don’t Read 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.
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.”
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