This Event Will Impress The Cool People in Your Life

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Hey Vancouver,

Are you looking for a low-key Monday night event to take your Tinder match on a second date to to test their sense of humour, Vancouver?

Are you hoping to break out of your book club humdrum but still want some book action?

Maybe you’re just free next Monday and are looking for something fun to do?

Well… I have a show for you!

Funny people read from (and take the piss out of) the worst books they can find at Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Show: 8-10 PM
Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only)
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Featured readers:
Ed Hill
Gary Jones
Lauren McGibbon
Megan Phillips
Justine Warrington
Kristy Woollam

What people have said about Say Wha?! 

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

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.” – Granville Mag

“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 

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition – Encore, Encore!

Say Wha The Musical

We’ve done this show before and it was so much fun that we’ve done it again and again. This Sunday at the Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street) Mike Mackenzie and I will be doing the fourth edition of this Say Wha?! spinoff. Mike shares his passion about the musicals with us and talented musical theatre actors will perform HORRIBLE songs from the Broadway cannon. Sound good? We think so!

But don’t take our word for it, here’s what audiences have said (ok, tweeted).

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Sunday, October 26 | Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street | 7-9 PM | $10 cash at the door

TOMORROW Say Wha?! turns 4 and I’m taking a summer break

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21, is the four year anniversary of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

Have you never been to or heard of my Say Wha?! show before? Have you been living under a rock? It’s the BEST! It blends three things I love: books, comedy and readings. What happens is funny people get up on stage and read from terrible books, books that make us say “Say Wha?!”

Hosted by, me, Sara Bynoe

Featuring readings by these very funny people:

Brent Constantine
John Cullen
Riel Hahn
Cameron Macleod
Lauren McGibbon

Don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what others have had to say about it:

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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

AND it’s on this week’s SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week (Say Wha?! has been on this list several times before)

 

Wednesday, May 21
Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10pm |$10 at the door (sliding scale available) | Facebook Event

 

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend

1. Have you seen the line up? these are very funny people who are going to be great!

2. I’m going to Toronto for the summer so this is the last time you’ll be able to attend this show for a while.

3. I will hug everyone.* I’m thrilled to be celebrating four years of this wonderful show. I have so much love to give!

* I will only hug you if you want to be hugged.

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.

See which of your friends is coming on Facebook

DETAILS

Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street MAP

8-10pm

$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.

 

 

 

Show Next Wednesday


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What are you doing next Wednesday? You should attend this event. Why? It might be one of the last ones in Vancouver for a while. Seriously. Details soon to come. 

What is Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing?

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 any celebrity autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

Funny people reading from terrible books.

Hosted by moi, Sara Bynoe

Featuring:
Dylan Rhymer
Warren Bates
Sarah Sz.
Cynara Geissler

Wednesday, April 16
8-10pm
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
$5-10 cash only (sliding scale)

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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

Now in podcast form: LISTEN

 

 

Next Say Wha?! Wednesday, March 19

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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.

Funny people reading from bad books.

Hosted by Sara Bynoe

March’s show features terrible books read and commented on by:

Robyn Edwards
Stu Popp
Brent Constantine
Devon Lougheed
Brent Hirose

Wednesday, March 19
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
8-10pm
$5-10 at the door (sliding scale, suggested $10 minimum of $5)

More info:
Show page
https://sarabynoe.com/shows/say-wha

Podcast
https://sarabynoe.com/category/podcast/

Teen Angst Night – Sunday

Teen Angst Facebook EventWHAT IS TEEN ANGST NIGHT?

Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst Night.

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more) from their teenage years in front of an audience. I’ve been hosting this show since the year 2000 (this show is in it’s teen angst years!). More info about the show HERE.

Part stand-up comedy, part confessional, part storytelling night.

THE RULES

1 – The work has to be your own. ‘The work’ can be anything: poetry, journals, letters, songs, short stories, notes passed, online chats, anything so long as it’s your own and…

2- The work must have been written by you between the ages of 8-19. (Usually between the years between 10-17 are the most angst filled.)

3 – You have to be at least 3 years older than you were when you wrote ‘the work.’ (You need the emotional distance to get the funny).

READERS

Emmett Hall
Camille Pell
John Cullen
Julia Niendorf
Leah Poulton
Brianne Nettelfield
Brent Constantine
Reese McBeth

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
7:30-9:30pm
Suggested $10 (sliding scale at the door $5-10) Cash Only

Here’s what people have had to say about the show before:

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