Teachers Read From Terrible Books

Are you hot for teacher? You will be after tonight’s Say Wha?! show.

As you know Say Wha?! is a show where engaging and charismatic performers put their comedic spin on some of the most cringe-worthy, embarrassing and painfully earnest writing in print.

It’s August so we’ve got a hot line-up of education professionals who normally aren’t available during the ‘regular year.’ Enjoy this show while they’re on vacation! (Did you watch the video above? I’m a teacher, too!)

Hosted by Sara Bynoe
Featuring:
John Cullen
Jen Hill
Billeh Nickerson
Jon Keller

Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
$10 at the door
Show: 8-10 PM (it’s still a school night after all)

Say Wha?! School’s Still Out Edition

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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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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 Sarah Palin’s/ Justin Beiber’s/ R. Kelly’s etc. autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. 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.

It’s August so we’ve got a hot line-up of education professionals who normally aren’t easily available during the ‘regular year.’ Enjoy this show while they’re on vacation!

Hosted by Sara Bynoe
Featuring:
John Cullen
Jen Hill
Billeh Nickerson
Jon Keller

Tuesday, August 18
Show: 8-10 PM (it’s still a school night after all)

$10 at the door (cash only)

Facebook Event (see all the cool people who have already said they’re attending)

Is this show fun? Yes! But don’t take our word for it listen to The 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.

Bynoe probably nails it with the simplest explanation. “It’s easier to sell to an audience if you have a hook,” she says. “I think because people are onboard with the concept when they arrive at the venue, the energy of the room is much less judgier. People are not like, ‘Make me laugh.’ They’re like, ‘Oh yeah, this is fun.’ ”

That’s just it: these shows are fun. And different. Standup is standup and improv is improv and both are great, but there is a sameness to the shows (individual performers notwithstanding).

TORONTO, Say Wha?! is back!

Say Wha?! June 17 Poster

Last summer I produced and hosted a couple of Say Wha?! shows at the fantastic Comedy Bar in Toronto and I’m so excited to be back there next week with another edition of the show. The line-up is fantastic, Toronto audiences are wonderful, and everything about this is making me squeal with glee.

Tell your friends in the big smoke that they should get their butts down to Comedy Bar on Wednesday night for the best $10 they’ll spend all week.

DETAILS

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a 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 Sarah Palin’s/ Justin Beiber’s/ R. Kelly’s etc. autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

Wednesday, June 17 | 8 – 9:30 PM

Comedy Bar| 945 Bloor Street West
Tickets: $10 
Hosted by Sara Bynoe
Featuring:
Ashley Botting
Jordan Cohen
Erin Rodgers
Sarah Szloboda

Facebook Event

Say Wha?! The Podcast 40 – Riel Hahn Has A Short Attention Span

Say Wha Podcast

Say Wha?! The Podcast shares recordings from the comedy show Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

In this episode, my Novelty Act partner, Riel Hahn reads from a bunch of books. Because… well… you’ll hear why.

Listen to the podcast on iTunesRSS feed, or just stream it HERE:

If you enjoyed this podcast be sure to like this post, tweet a link to it, or share it on Facebook.

TONIGHT! EROTIC ASTROLOGY AND MORE AT SAY WHA?!

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There’s a teaser from the book I’m sharing tonight at Say Wha?! Advanced tickets are sold out but we can squeeze you in if you show up to The Emerald early enough. Doors are at 7:30PM and the show is at 8.

Come inside from the rain, forget about the world and laugh while some of Vancouver’s most hilarious and charming performers read from and talk about the worst books they could find.

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
Tuesday, December 9
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Doors 7:30PM Show: 8-10PM

Featuring: John Cullen, Kyle Fines, Briana Rayner, and Dylan Rhymer.

Facebook Event

Can’t make it tonight? That’s ok. I’ve got another great show on Sunday.

Say Wha?! No Limits Edition
Sunday, December 14
Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street
Show: 7:30-9:30PM
Tickets: $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
No limits means not just books this time! What will we find? Where will we find it? Come to the Cottage Bistro to find out!

Featuring: Travis Dudfield, Jeff Gladstone, David C. Jones, and Monica Hamburg.

Facebook Event

 

Two December shows, Say Wha?!

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This December I have two very special shows for you, both Say Wha?!

Say Wha?! is the show where funny people read from terrible published books. I recently took the show to Portland’s All Jane No Dick festival and one person messaged me to say that the show was the highlight of the festival for him. How awesome is that? Almost as awesome as these shows will be.

Tuesday, December 9
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
The Emerald – 555 Gore
Featuring: John Cullen, Kyle Fines, Briana Rayner and Dylan Rhymer
Tickets: $10 available in advance now at Eventbrite
Facebook event
Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8-10 PM

Sunday, December 14
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing – no limits edition. Not just books this time.
Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street
Featuring: Travis Dudfield, Jeff Gladstone, David C. Jones and Monica Hamburg
Tickets: $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
Facebook event
Doors: The Bistro is open for dinner from 5 PM
Show: 7:30-9:30 PM

FINALLY! Say Wha?! The Podcast is back!

Dudes, I FINALLY got my life together enough to start doing the Say Wha?! podcast again. Yay!!!

Thanks for all your complaints about wanting more that got me back on this train. I’ve got a great Marc Maron-y intro before the wonderful Say Wha?! reading so feel free to skip to the 3:12 mark to get right into it.

Say Wha Podcast

Say Wha?! The Podcast shares recordings from the comedy show Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This episode features improvisor and comedian Chip Ellis deconstructing this book from your childhood:

 

Listen to the podcast on iTunesRSS feed, or just stream it HERE:

If you enjoyed this podcast be sure to like this post, tweet a link to it, or share it on Facebook.