Five Local Artists Totally Destroy Published Books At Say Wha?! Show

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Like my clickbait headline? Sorry, I had to do it. I’m just so excited to tell you about the awesome Say Wha?! show I produced last week.

The show featured: Emma Cooper! TJ Dawe! LeeAnn Kepel! AND Eric Fell! (Oh yeah, me too.)

A student from Langara College was there on an assignment to report on the event. She nicely summarized the show and wrote about who read which book –  but before you clink on the link, can you guess who read what?

Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought about them in the comments.

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Special Guest Host Eric Fell, Say Wha?!

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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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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 the worst writing in print.
 
Hosted by Eric Fell* (Gentleman Hecklers, The Critical Hit Show)
Featuring:
Carla Mah (You’ve seen her kill it at Rapp Battlez and at VTSL’s Rookie League)
Travis Bernhardt (You know his from the Vancouver Fringe, Instant Theatre and MAGIC!)
Caitlin Howden (You love her at The Sunday Service! She’s a Second City alumni)
 
Tuesday, October 20 – TONIGHT!
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
Sliding scale: Suggested $10 at the door, minimum of $5
Show: 8-10 PM
 
VanCityBuzz:
“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.”
 
*Eric Fell is hosting because I double booked myself, but if anyone was to host the show for me, I know Eric Fell is the perfect person for the job. See below:

Psychic Say Wha?! Recap

 

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Here’s a recap of last night’s Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

The book I chose last week to read at Say Wha?! has been on my Say Wha?! bookshelf for about 6 months now. (I keep my good books separated from my terrible ones). I don’t know why I chose this month to share it. I decided I was sick of dating books, because I’m officially giving up on ever finding love in this city, so I needed something else. Or maybe the spirit world had something to do with me choosing this book.

In The Afterlives of the Rich and Famous Sylvia Browne channels her spirit guide Francine and asks questions about what happened to our favourite celebrities. I covered, Bob Marley, Chris Farley, Albert Einstein and Michael Jackson.

An hour before the show I was at the Cottage Bistro and decided to Google Sylvia Browne one last time to see if there were any funny facts about her I could use in my reading. The first thing that came up was an article from CNN posted 27 minutes prior: Sylvia Brown dies.  SAY WHA?! INDEED! Then Eric Fell yelled out that she died right at the top of my reading and ruined my closer.

Here’s what everyone else read:

Actor, writer, director and Fringe Festival King TJ Dawe made his debut on the show with Steven Tyler’s autobiography, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? Yes. Yes it did.

Comedian and Improvisor Kyle Fines brought to life the ridiculous horror of Someone I Love is Gay, complete with sound effects.

Local improvisor and D & D Critical Hit Show master Eric Fell was back for his umpteenth time with Crash, a famous book turned into a famous movie that I didn’t realize was all about someone walking around with semen in their hands.

MLP: Friendship is Magic director Jim Miller also performed at Say Wha?! for the first time with a book that brought together themes from my book and Kyle’s: Revelations Of – Unexplained Mysteries by Dr. Elnour Bey Iskander The Ancient Traveller.

Closing out the night was comedian Dylan Rhymer who shared his history of drug use and compared it to the teenage ‘journal’ and bestseller Go Ask Alice.

Basically it was a solid show. You missed out. But, you can get some of the Say Wha?! magic on iTunes or RSS or streaming.

 

Say Wha?! Podcast Episode 17

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

In this episode comedian, actor, and improviser Eric Fell reads from The Night of the Crabs.

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

Say Wha?! The Podcast with Eric Fell

Episode eight of Say Wha?! The Podcast is out. I’ve been terrible about letting you blog followers know when new ones are released. I’m sorry. Will you forgive me?

I’m super happy to share this episode with you because it features Eric Fell, the craziest romance novel plot I’ve ever heard of, and I also get to show you the book’s video trailer.

Feast your eyes on this!

 

Now go listen to the podcast. It’s available on iTunes, RSS feed, in blogger format or just stream it here:

Three Years of Say Wha?!

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On June 19 you are invited to come and celebrate the fact that three years ago I  moved back to Vancouver and started another literary/comedy show about bad writing.

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 R. Kelly’s autobiography and was shocked that he once stripped as Darth Vader? Now imagine some of Vancouver’s funniest and most charming performers reading from those books. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

Say Wha? has been featured at the Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Vancouver International Poetry Festival, the Vancouver Fringe Bar, Comedy Waste and in the Olio Festival.

***3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW ***

Wednesday, June 19
Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street
8-10pm
$5-10 at the door

Featuring:
IAN BOOTHBY
IVAN DECKER
ERIC FELL
LAUREN MCGIBBON
RYAN STEELE

Hosted by me, SARA BYNOE!

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Never been? Well, now it’s a PODCAST! You have no more excuses. Go and listen and laugh.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/say-wha-!-the-podcast/id630272018

Say Wha?! December 2012

logoblackIt’s that time again! The third Wednesday of the month is approaching, that means it’s time for 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 Fifty Shades of Grey and screamed at the Twilight Fan-Fiction tripe filled with British idioms and terrible sex scenes? 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.

We read this so you don’t have to!Hosted by Sara Bynoe

Featuring:
Eric Fell
Gary Jones
Devon Lougheed
Julia Stretch

December 19, 2012
8-10pm
$5-10 (sliding scale, suggested $10)
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street (between 28 and 29 Ave, across from Nesters and CIBC)