Help Me Bring Teen Angst Night to Toronto For OUTtv!

This Saturday, October 10 a very special special airs on OUTtv. Teen Angst Night!

I just came from a meeting with the lovely development team at OUTtv Vancouver and it’s time to get the ball rolling on a show in Toronto. Please share with anyone you know in the greater Toronto area. We’re looking for readers and an audience.

TORONTO, Say Wha?! is back!

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Last summer I produced and hosted a couple of Say Wha?! shows at the fantastic Comedy Bar in Toronto and I’m so excited to be back there next week with another edition of the show. The line-up is fantastic, Toronto audiences are wonderful, and everything about this is making me squeal with glee.

Tell your friends in the big smoke that they should get their butts down to Comedy Bar on Wednesday night for the best $10 they’ll spend all week.

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Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a comedy show where funny people read from the WORST books they can find.

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 Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store?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.

Wednesday, June 17 | 8 – 9:30 PM

Comedy Bar| 945 Bloor Street West
Tickets: $10 
Hosted by Sara Bynoe
Featuring:
Ashley Botting
Jordan Cohen
Erin Rodgers
Sarah Szloboda

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June Shows!

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Hey guys! Here’s what’s going on for me in the month of June. The days are full of sunshine so make the most of it and go see some shows! It’s safe to leave the house.

Sunday, June 7
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 at the door
Funny people reading from the worst books they can find. Like books, hate books? This is your show. Featuring: Brent Constantine, Ross Dauk, Gregory Milne, Heather Ross.
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Wednesday, June 17
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing TORONTO
Comedy Bar | 945 Bloor Street West | 8-9:30 PM
$10 at the door
Funny people reading from the worst books they can find. Like books, hate books? This is your show.
Featuring: Ashley Bolting, Jordan Cohen, Erin Rodgers, and Sarah Szloboda
Facebook event

Thursday, June 18
Twitter Hell
E.L. James is publishing a new Fifty Shades of Grey book. This time it’s from Christian Grey’s point of view. I’ll probably live-tweet this because I hate myself and love you.

Novelty Act FacebookTuesday, June 30
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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Looking Ahead
Teen Angst Night | Tuesday, July 7 | Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street | 8-10 PM
$10 at the door
People reading their old angsty and melodramatic teenage diaries and poetry collections for your entertainment. You held on to those journals for a reason, right? THIS IS THAT REASON!
Facebook event

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.

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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.
Facebook event

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.
Facebook Event

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.
Facebook Event

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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TORONTO!

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

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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Photos from tonight's #saywhashow SO MUCH FUN!

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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!

Want more frequent updates? Follow me on Twitter or Instagram. 

Say Wha?! Toronto Edition No. 3

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THIS IS HAPPENING SO SOON! Are you excited? I’m excited! It’s time to tell your friends!

What, you want to know what is this all about?

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 Sara Bynoe – “One of Vancouver’s most hilarious people” – WE | The Westender

Featuring readings by:

Erin Rodgers (Awkward show)
Lauren Prussky (Dawn Patrol)
Anders Yates (Bad Dog/Uncalled For)

Tickets: $10

Thursday, August 7 | 8 PM | Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West | Facebook Event | Twitter #SayWhaShow

Now in podcast form:
https://sarabynoe.com/category/podcast

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Toronto Observations – Part 2

I’m still alive in the big smoke! And I’m no longer living with cats!! I’m so excited to not have hair all over my clothing or being woken up by random mewing. Although it was really cute when the scaredy cat finally warmed up to me (before she decided to sleep on my chest every night).

So, what’s been going on?

Well, I was hanging out in Trinity Bellwoods Park, as all semi-employed artists do, and a butterfly landed on me. Then it flew away. Then it flew back and landed on me again. This happened two more times. Basically, it was my longest relationship in years.

Plus, it means good luck, right? Or is that getting pooped on by a bird, because that happened too.

One thing I’ve noticed about Toronto is there are a heck of a lot of psychics with storefront businesses. I haven’t looked into this too much but it’s kinda neat. Mostly in the sense that so many of them can pay their rent. Then again, they could be the Toronto equivalent to Vancouver’s ‘late night massage parlours.’

I was lucky enough to go to a TIFF screening of Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s new film – the guy that did Dazed and Confused and those Ethan Hawk walking around Europe movies. Check out the trailor for it here. It’s a great film. Great meaning I balled my eyes out at the end.

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Saw it. It's fantastic.

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Here’s my real observation. Segways are to Toronto what unicycles are to Vancouver. They haunt me and apparently, I’m the only one of my friends here that sees these things all the freakin’ time!

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Another day, another #Segway sighting in #Toronto

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Now, how are you doing?