Tag Archives: Biltmore Cabaret

JFL NorthWest Presents Chris Griffin: I’m Not Your Family Guy At The Biltmore Cabaret October 18th

3 Oct

ChrisGriffinByRebeccaBlissettCalgary-born comedian, Chris Griffin, will be performing two shows at The Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.  Chris has established himself as one of comedy’s most dynamic storytellers. Coming from modest beginnings, Griffin’s work ethic and sheer determination created a self-made comfortable living by his mid-twenties. At 29, he followed through with his lifelong dream of performing stand-up comedy. One year later, he won his hometown’s Great Canadian Laugh Off, leading him to set his academic degrees aside (BAs in English and Political Science), quit his stable job, sold his house, and hit the road to do what he loves best – drinking, making people laugh, and reclaiming his name after enduring over a decade of awful “Family Guy” jokes.

It is a gamble that has paid off. In 2016, Chris Griffin became the only Canadian comic in over 40 years to reach the finals at the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. That same year, he won top prize at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Competition here in Vancouver. He has been featured at JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just For Laughs Festival, for three consecutive years and has shared the stage with such notable ChrisGriffinByRebeccaBlissett2comedians as Norm Macdonald, Doug Stanhope, and Bert Kreischer.   Griffin’s enthusiasm to dive into life’s wildest experiences without any consideration for the consequences has made him a uniquely entertaining storyteller.  We expect his show to be one wild ride. Tickets are $14.99 and are now available through TicketFly.com.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Blissett

JFL Northwest, Vancouver’s Comedy Festival To Take Place March 1 – 10, 2018

19 Feb

JustForLaughsIt’s time to laugh!  Every time we watch the news, we think the world’s gone mad and then think, we really need to laugh more often.  If you are feeling the same way, or just need a good laugh, you have lots of great opportunities to do just that during the upcoming Vancouver Comedy Festival. This event happens at various venues around the City between March 1st and March 10th including the Fox Cabaret, Little Mountain Gallery, Biltmore Cabaret and the Rio Theatre in East Vancouver.  There is an amazing line up of talent including a personal favourite Debra Digiovanni who plays The Comedy Mix March 1st to 3rd. Don’t miss a chance to see her sarcastic wit. In East Van, you will find Sasheer Zamata on March 2nd at the Biltmore Cabaret. Name sound familiar? Think Saturday Night Live cast member for 4 seasons.   Ronny Chieng will be at the Rio Theatre March 3rd and 4th, a well travelled comedian whose most recent gig is a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. We have our eye on Vir Das who will be playing the Rio Theatre on March 8th and Tinder Tales happening at the Fox Cabaret March 3rd. To see the full line of up comedians and to get tickets, visit Just For Laughs.

 

 

Sister Shop Hosts Women’s Vintage Clothing Sale At The Biltmore Cabaret April 1st

27 Mar

SisterShopThe Sister Shop is hosting a vintage women’s clothing sale on Saturday, April 1st at the Biltmore Cabaret from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. They are raising funds for WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre which is a non-profit organization that works to end all forms of violence against women. They provide support and healing to many women locally.  At this Saturday’s fundraiser, they will have women’s vintage clothing for sale. As well some local vendors will be on hand including Jacqueline Klassen with beautiful ceramics, Sydney Gelfer with macramé and plants and some rather sweet feminist buttons/pins by Radical Buttons.  While you shop you have the opportunity to purchase mimosas, Caesars and beer. All vintage clothing not sold this Saturday will be donated to local charity thrift shops and non-profit womens’ groups. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to WAVAW. Admission for this event is a suggested $2.00 donation.  We invite you to stop by and support this community event.

NorthWest Comedy Fest & Just For Laughs Bring Us Comedy In 2017

28 Dec

JFLNorthWest.pngNorthWest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs have teamed up with SiriusXM to bring you JFL Northwest this coming February. The Festival takes place between February 16 to 25, 2017 and will bring some of the best in comedy with stand up, sketch and improv. They have a great line of shows. We’ve set out below some of the shows that have landed in East Vancouver, but if you wish to check the full line up, visit JFL Northwest.

Feb. 17: Graham Clark ‘Quiz Show 3’ – Hot Art Wet City 8:00 pm

Local funny man, Graham Clark, will be presenting Quiz Show 3 at Hot Art Wet City on February 17th.  The evening features Graham cherry picking the best segments of game shows and presenting them all in one bizarre event.  Added bonus, there will be prizes to be won. Tickets for this event are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Feb. 19: Michelle Wolf at The Biltmore Cabaret – 7:00 pm

Michelle Wolf is a New York based writer, actor and stand-up comedian who will be performing at the Biltmore Cabaret on Sunday, February 19th. Michelle currently works as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She has worked with a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her most recent work includes ‘Now Hiring and Used People’, 2 new digital series she created for Comedy Central. Michelle Wolf was named one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by Time Out New York, and made Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 funniest people on Twitter. She also wrote for the 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock. So with this line of up credentials, we expect you’ll be laughing out loud.

Feb. 21: Just For Laughs Showcase – Biltmore Cabaret 7:00 pm

More details coming soon on this event, but as this is ‘the’ Just For Laughs Showcase, you can expect a fun line up and we hear tickets are a very reasonable $7.00.

Feb. 24-Feb. 25: Colin Quinn “Bully” at the Rio Theatre – 7:30pm

Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn and will be performing at the Rio Theatre Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th. Colin is the comedic talent in MTV’s Remote Control as well as Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.  Colin has performed on Broadway as well as in HBO and Netflix specials. We expect he’ll be able to tickle your funny bone.

New events are being added, so check back to JFL NorthWest for the latest performances. Tickets are now available at Ticket Fly.

Rodney DeCroo Releases New Music Video Created With Templeton Students

28 Sep

stupidboyinanuglytown2East Vancouver folk singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo launched his music video created with Templeton High School students this past weekend. In case you missed the free showing of DeCroo’s new video this past Saturday at The Cultch, it’s now available for viewing on You Tube.  We invite you to check out this unique creative collaboration.  For a bit of background on the creation of the video, check out our write up on September 20th.  If you want to see DeCroo play live and missed the recent show that accompanied the music video launch, you get another chance. Rodney DeCroo and The Dead South will be playing The Biltmore Cabaret on December 3rd. Tickets are available from Tickefly.com 

ICONS Vintage Farewell Market At The Biltmore Cabaret February 20

18 Feb

ICONSFeb20ICONS is back at the Biltmore Cabaret this Saturday, February 20th  for its Farewell Market.  The ICONs Vintage Market represents the racy subculture of modern vintage lifestyle which takes design and style cues from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s as well as a bit of early 90’s cultural icons.  Some of the icons they take cues from include Keith Richards, Bridget Bardot, Iggy, Twiggy, Andy Warhol, Jane Birkin, Farrah Fawcett, Madonna, Steve McQueen and Patti Smith to give you some idea. ICONS is a highly anticipated vintage clothing market. Along with clothing, you can expect to find psychedelic posters, antiques, records, taxidermy, retro lamps as well as small furniture, cameras and a bit of this and that.  For their farewell market, Tacofino food truck will be on hand all day serving up what they do best and Erika the Mystic will be on hand for tarot readings.  Add to that Deejay Dirty Bird will be on hand spinning tunes. The event is being held at the Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward Street.  ICONS gets under way at 11:00 am and goes till 4:00 pm.

JFL NorthWest Brings Comedy To East Van February 2016

14 Dec

JFLNorthwestNorthWest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs have teamed up to bring you JFL Northwest in February 2016. The Festival takes place between February 18 to 27, 2016 and will bring some of the best in comedy with stand up, sketch and improv. They have a great line of shows coming and many, we are pleased to see, have landed in East Vancouver.  We have set out below the who, when & where in East Van.  We do recommend though that you grab your tickets in advance as we expect many of these shows to sell out.  For more details on the comedians performing visit JFL Northwest. Tickets are available at Ticket Fly.

Feb. 19: Instagraham – Hot Art Wet City

Feb. 19: The Lady Show – Little Mountain Gallery

The Lady Show is a hilarious night of sketch comedy, monologues, stand-up comedy and awkward dance numbers. Featuring comedian and actress Robyn Edwards (FOX’s Second Chance), Fatima Dhowre (SiriusXM Radio), Morgan Brayton (OUTtv’s Morgan Brayton and Other People), Katie-Ellen Humphries (Winnipeg Comedy Festival), and Erica Sigurdson (CBC Radio’s The Debaters). Joining these five Lady Show ladies is the very funny Sophie Buddle (Just For Laughs).

Feb. 20: Hasan Minhaj – Rio Theatre

Feb. 20:  Nick Thune – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 20:  Just For Laughs Showcase – Biltmore Cabaret

A newly added show – The Just For Laughs ‘big wigs’ will be in town and they’re looking for the next big thing. So come out and watch the local comedians try to impress the ones with the wigs.

Feb. 21: Bert Kreischer – Rio Theatre

Feb. 21: The Sunday Service – The Fox Cabaret

With a Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Improv Troupe” and international recognition, The Sunday Service presents a fast-paced and unique take on traditional improv. The Sunday Service is Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read, and Taz VanRassel, along with Mark Chavez (The Pajama Men) and musical director, Emmett Hall.

Feb. 23-27: The Nasty Show – Rio Theatre

Feb. 23&24: Janeane Garofalo – Rio Theatre

Feb. 24: Ron Funches – Biltmore Cabaret

Feb. 24: Ring A Ding Dong Dandy – Little Mountain Gallery

Ryan Beil and Graham Clark riff over top of classic wrestling clips along with special announcer Kevin Banner.

Feb. 25: Hari Kondabolu – Biltmore Cabaret

Feb. 26: Kyle Kinane – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 27: Kyle Kinane – Biltmore Cabaret (2nd Show Added)

Feb. 27: Michael Che – Biltmore Cabaret

Michael Che is currently the co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, where he is also a writer and a previous correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Feb. 27: Everything Is Terrible! – Rio Theatre

This is a Legends show which is a culmination of the first eight (of 888) years of work from the video alchemists at EIT! These mindfreaks have taken thousands of forgotten VHS tapes, chewed them up, and spit them back to their young via daily website postings, six movies, and world tours. In that time, they’ve exposed their fans to wonders such as massaging cat ladies, apocalyptic facial exercises, pizza parties in hell, and the immortal party-god, Duane. Time pack up your copies of Jerry Maguire and accept the fact that your life up until this moment has been pointless.

%d bloggers like this: