Summer Say Wha?! Recaps

 

Summer is over and I neglected to post about the two wonderful Say Wha?! shows I produced in Toronto at Comedy Bar. Oops.

Here’s what happened.

June14 Say WhaConsidering that it was Father’s Day and the season finale of Game of Thrones it was pretty amazing that anyone showed up for this event. I was lucky enough to have an audience of more than 50% at The Comedy Bar on Sunday, June 16. I’ll credit that to places like Blog TO, the Torontoist and others adding this event to their Picks of the Week lists. Yay!

Featured readers were:

Chris Wilson – The Marshal’s Witness by Lena Diaz

Kyle Bottom – Happy Cat, Happy You by Aiden Moore

Craig Anderson – Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy

Teddy Kellogg – A book his friend wrote that shall not be named online

Amanda Brook Perrin – Breathe by Abbi Glines

Sara Bynoe – hosted

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This show was so much fun. Not only did several blogs and magazines make it a recommended event but I was brought into CBC Radio to appear on Here and Now, the afternoon show in Toronto. Suffice it to say, the house was packed and I was thrilled with the show.

Here’s what was read by whom on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Anders Yates – Delta Search by William Shatner

Lauren Prussky – Afterlives of the Rich and Famous by Silvia Brown

Erin Rodgers – Those Who Trespass by Bill O’Riley

Sara Bynoe – The Book That Shall Not Be Named by Some Person (TOP SECRET READING – if you know or can guess what book I read please don’t let the secret out. I like living.)

When’s the next show? I’m hoping to confirm that in the next week. When it the next podcast? Yeah, yeah, I neglected to update that this summer too. I hope to have another episode out in the next two weeks.

 

I’m back in Vancouver for the time being and have so much to catch up on. Stay tuned!

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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.

Four Years of 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 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.

This show has been going for nearly 4 whole years AND I am is going to take a sabbatical from Vancouver until the fall so this is your last chance to attend this show for a while.

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

Featuring readings by:

Brent Constantine
John Cullen
Riel Hahn
Cameron Macleod
Lauren McGibbon

Reviews:

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

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