This Event Will Impress The Cool People in Your Life


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 

Funny People and Bad Books

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This delightful show is back in one week! Say Wha?!

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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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?! charismatic performers put their comedic spin on some of the worst writing in print.

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

Tuesday, May 2 | Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
Hosted by Sara Bynoe

Featured Readers:
Allie Entwistle
Kyle Fines
Jackie Hoffart
Shane McLean
Kristy Woollam

$10 at the door (cash only)

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

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.”

What Is Novelty Act?


Tonight is Novelty Act. It’s me and Riel Hahn on stage doing whatever we want! We have segments like: Question Period, Imaginarios, and Dance Monkey Dance. What do those even mean? Just come to the show to find out.

You’ll get to know us, meet some new people, and increase your chances of getting laid by 100%.

Here are some testimonials from past audience members to tell you what it’s all about:

NOVELTY ACT with Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn

Tuesday, May 26 , 8-10 PM*
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Emerald, 555 Gore – in the back cabaret room
* Please arrive early so we can start on time. We know it’s EastVan, but we like being punctual.

BONUS| The Emerald has 1/2 price cocktails on Tuesdays!

Can’t make this event? We do this show on the last Tuesday of every month, next one is June 30.

Learn our theme song! Watch me over-act!

My May Events

If you’re an awesome person and you’ve signed up for my newsletter and you’re actually someone that opens it and reads it you probably noticed that I fucked up, or Mail Kimp didn’t save my corrections, because some of the dates were off.

If you got confused, I’m sorry. Here’s all the CORRECT information about my upcoming shows. My bad.

If you’re not on my mailing list then, hey, here’s a bunch of shows I’m doing this month.


Tuesday, May 5  – TONIGHT!
Teen Angst Karaoke
Hot Art Wet City | 2206 Main Street | 8 PM-?
By donation, suggested donation is a measly $5
Here’s the concept: people share stories from their teenage years and then karaoke a song related to their story. Show at 8 PM Open mic 9 ish.
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Teen Angst Facebook EventTuesday, May 19
Teen Angst Night
Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 at the door
The original Sara Bynoe event where people publicly embarrass themselves/ make you fall in love with them by reading excerpts from their weird/ emo / melodramatic teenage diaries. I’m still signing up readers.
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Novelty Act FacebookTuesday, May 26
Novelty Act
The Emerald | 555 Gore | 8-10 PM
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Riel Hahn and I do our thing on the last Tuesday of every month. This is quickly turning into my favourite event. How can I describe it? Two funny ladies on stage, goofing around and having fun for you. Part party, party improv, 100% awesome.
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10983123_10150486510529971_9084971117239948652_nThursday, May 28
Poetry Is Dead – 5 Year Anniversary
The Cultch | 1895 Venables | 8-10 PM
I’ll be there, doing something. It’s going to be a great night of poetry, comedy, and awesomeness.
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Say Wha Facebook Event Image 2Looking Ahead

I’m coming back June 17 with at Say Wha?! show at Comedy Bar. SAVE THE DATE

Bynoe and Hahn!

This event is so soon! Woohoo!

We know it’s been hard to describe this event. If you’ve been before we welcome your comments and insights.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect to happen at tomorrow’s Novelty Act:

* We will check in on what’s been going on in our lives (teaser – someone went on a few OKCupid dates)
* We will try to out re-act each other. That’s right it’s a re-act off!
* We will take questions from the audience. Want to know more about us? Need to know how to iron shirts? Should you break up with your best-friend? Just ask!
* Dance monkey dance – is there something you want to see us do? Now is your chance to demand it from us!
* And more!

Tuesday, April 28 | 8-10 PM
Tickets $8 in advance | $10 at the door | Advance tickets close at 5 PM
The Emerald | 555 Gore | In the back cabaret room where it’s nice and sexy

February Fun Times!

Here’s a quick run down of the shows I’m producing this month. Save the date, make a date, go on a date.

Teen Angst Facebook Event

Teen Angst Night – February 17

I’ve been doing this event for 15 years! The next one is Tuesday, February 17 at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street. 8-10 PM, $10 at the door. Details. Facebook.Get there early, the last one filled up by 7:50 PM.

Novelty Act Facebook

NOVELTY ACT – February 24

It’s me & Riel Hahn on stage, doing whatever the frack we want. Tuesday, February 24, The Emerald, 555 Gore, 8-10 PM. $8 in advance.$10 at the door.Facebook.

10947357_709989915781387_4072448254397504594_nTEEN ANGST KARAOKE – February 26

A night for people that didn’t keep their teenage diaries to share at Teen Angst Night. It’s an evening of stories & songs. If you made it toTeenage Wasteland in 2013 you know how much fun this was. Thursday, February 26, Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street, 8- close. Details. Facebook. By donation.


Also, things are moving ahead with my partnership with OUTtv and Teen Angst Night. If you are or know someone in Vancouver who intensifies as part of the LGBTQ community and you’ve got some angsty writing from your teen years then you should sign up HERE – part way down the page. The show is happening March 19. I can’t wait!

January Fun

Happy New Year!

I’m starting the year by getting excited about what makes me happy: performing in and producing shows! Here’s a look at my January.

Teen Angst Facebook Event

Tuesday, January 13
8-10 PM | $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
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I’ve been running this show where people share their old embarrassing teenage angst creations since 2000. Several brave souls will get up on stage and read from their diaries, poetry books, short stories and more.

Say Wha Emerald 2015
Tuesday, January 20
8-10 PM | $10 in advance (possible door sales)
The Emerald, 555 Gore
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Another classic show I’ve been running since 2010. Funny people reading from the worst published books they can find.

Novelty Act FacebookTuesday, January 27
NOVELTY ACT presented by Bynoe and Hahn
8-10 PM | $8 in advance $10 at the door

What is this all about?
Lots of things.
Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn present a night of comedy, storytelling, and joy.
Why novelty act? Well… sometimes women in comedy get referred to as a ‘novelty act.’ Bynoe and Hahn think that’s bullshit, so they got together and have decided to do a night of whatever they want to do and if that’s a novelty act, so be it!
It’s Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn on stage. And you! That’s it. That’s plenty!
Whatever this night is, we guarantee it will be fun! And we’ll probably wear lipstick.
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Saturday and Sunday, January 24, 25
PuSH Festival | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
1 & 4 PM Rain or Shine | Free Event
If you’ve followed me for a while you know that I’ve been involved with the PuSh Festival for the last 5 years. This year I am dancing in this performance along with 80 or so other Vancouverites who love to dance. If you want to see me in all my glory (or catch my mess ups) I’m positioned at the corner near Cambie and Georgia.

Don’t live in Vancouver?
That’s okay, you can experience the joy of Say Wha?! through the magic of podcasting. Click here for links to iTunes or streaming audio.