Comedy is Alive and Kicking in Vancouver

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In an effort to raise funds for her to Team Diabetes campaign, Tanya Davis will be hosting a comedy night at the Jupiter Cafe on October 8th (featuring Paul Breau, Seth Perry, Ivan Decker, and headliner Simon King).

Honestly, this will be the first live comedy I have seen in about 8 years, which is a crying shame since I love to laugh (who doesn’t, really). However, when it rains it pours as I’ve been invited to two other comedy events in the coming weeks. Unfortunately I’m unsure if I can attend but they are definitely both very noteworthy regardless.

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The Metro Vancouver region has its own version of the hit TV show, Last Comic Standing, with its search for the next big amateur comic in Last Joker on Deck.

“The competition is broken into seven “First Round” events, occurring once a week for seven consecutive weeks. Contestants and shows will be subdivided into different groups according to their geographical regions.”

Round one begins Saturday October 4, 2008 @ Dentry’s Irish Grill and will feature: Antoinette Keane, Michael Matic, Melanie Rose, Nic Roy, Ben Dewar, John Stenning, Darrell Bedford.

Show starts at 7:00pm, doors are at 6:00pm, tickets are $10 and you can get them by emailing lastjokerondeck [at] gmail [dot] com.

The next event is also happening this Saturday, presented by Simon Ogden of The Next Stage as a fundraiser for his upcoming production of The 21st Floor by Lyric Studios. The event is an XperiencE party (which have a reputation of always being a good time) and the theme is Laugh Riot.

“Saturday October 4th, Laugh Riot starts at 8:00pm and Cabaret and DJ start at 11:00pm at 341 Water Street, 3rd floor. Your admission donation will be matched by an anonymous donor.”

Aside from having some of the city’s best comics, there will also be a silent auction that will include a signed and framed jersey of our new team captain, Roberto Luongo.

I’ve been hearing about Vancouver’s underground comedy scene for quite some time (mostly from Bradley) so it would be great to not only go out an support these folks, but have a fun night out enjoying their talents.

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  1. Tanya (aka NetChick)Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 — 7:27pm PDT

    Thanks so much for the highlight, Rebecca!

    Tickets can be purchased here:

    It’s going to be a total riot! All the comedians who are participating are exceptional! 🙂 (And, one of my good friends, Paul Breau, is doing the MC’ing for the night — he’s hysterical!)

    Hope to see all you Miss604 readers there!

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