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


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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Say Wha?! The Podcast Episode 31

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 the wonderful TJ Dawe reading from Steven Tyler’s autobiography. TJ is a great performer, writer, and director and he is touring the Fringe Festival circuit of Canada this summer. You can see his calendar HERE. Go see one of his shows, I highly recommend them.


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Teen Angst and Say Wha?! Review


The Charlebois-Post is a blog that focuses on Canadian performing arts, mostly theatre.

TJ Dawe has recently participated in both Say Wha?! and Teen Angst Nights and wrote this lovely review of the shows. Who’s TJ Dawe? Well, he’s one of my theatrical heroes. He ruled the Canadian Fringe circuit for many years. He’s a writer, director, and performer who is always doing great and interesting work. 

You can read his full review here. Highlights below.

“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.”  – About Teen Angst Night.

“I almost pissed my pants. Which is its own kind of catharsis.” – About Say Wha?!

” If you get a chance to attend one, or participate – take it. It’s a healing experience.” – About both shows.

The next Say Wha?! show is Wednesday, January 15 at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, 8-10pm 

The next Teen Angst Night is Sunday, February 23 at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, 8-10pm

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.