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Graham Clark’s The Quiz Show At Fox Cabaret September 9, 2017

21 Aug

Love to laugh? Or may you just need a laugh. We recommend you check out The Quiz Show coming to The Fox Cabaret on Saturday, September 9th.  The show which was originally featured at the now defunct Hot Art Wet City is back.  Graham Clark grew up loving all the old game shows and has created an interesting hybrid from game shows of the past. The Quiz Show is hosted by Graham Clark and features local comedians as contestants doing their best to make audience members laugh for which they win prizes.   If you are unfamiliar with Graham’s comedic talents, he is a 3 time Canadian Comedy Award winner, co-host of Maximum Fun’s Stop Podcasting Yourself, a regular on CBC’s The Debaters, has appeared at Just For Laughs, as well as Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals and even won best stand up last year a the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. So we would lay bets the guy will make you laugh. Tickets for the show are now available on Eventbrite for $10 in advance of $12 at the door.

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.

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.

Opening Reception of ‘Streets’ Exhibit At Hot Art Wet City September 5th

3 Sep

HAWCtimthumbThis Friday, September 5th, you are invited to the opening reception of a new exhibit titled “Streets” at Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street.  This exhibit brings street art inside and features a number of artists including wheatpaste, iHeart, Joy, Slingshot, Wrk(less) and MW Bowen.    The opening reception kicks off at 7:00 pm and goes till 11:00 pm. If you miss the opening, the exhibit is available for viewing until September 26th with the venue being open Wednesday to Saturday from 12 – 5 pm.


Photo: Hot Art Wet City

Broadway East Art Walk And The Midtown Experiment March 21 – 23, 2014

20 Mar


The Broadway East Art Walk in collaboration with the Midtown Experiment will be hosting a variety of art and community oriented activities March 21st –March 23rd in Mount Pleasant. The event will help raise funds for upcoming activities this summer including an art walk, a community film festival and public art installations. Art work by local artists will be on display beginning Friday, March 21st and will be available for viewing over the weekend from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  A grand opening for the art exhibit is planned from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by Weirdeaux starting at 9:30 pm.

A few Pecha Kucha inspired presentations and short film screenings featuring speakers from Papergirl Vancouver, Dude Chilling Art Exchange, Hot Art Wet City, the Drift, Vancouver Cycle Chic and more will take place on Saturday, March 22nd at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The film screenings will continue on Sunday, March 23rd at 3:00 pm.  A community information fair will take place on Saturday, March 22nd between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. featuring various community organizations including Papergirl Vancouver, 100 in 1 day Vancouver, the St George Rainway Project, Vancouver Farmer’s Market and the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House to name a few. The community fair will continue on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m.

If you are not familiar with the Broadway East Art Walk, the vision of organizers is to transform the stretch of Broadway between Price Edward and Price Albert through community engagement and art. All events are open to the public.  Note: RSVPs are required for the grand opening, film screenings and Pecha Kucha talks. You can RSVP by visiting their Facebook page. A $5 per person donation is suggested to attend individual activities.  Events take place at the Midtown Experiment located at 585 E. Broadway (at Carolina) with the grand opening kick off on Friday March 21st at 6:00 p.m. For more information about the upcoming activities, visit their website Broadway East Art Walk.

7th Annual Ladies First Art Show & Tour Opening Reception Hot Art Wet City February 20th

19 Feb


Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street, plays host to the 7th Annual Ladies First Art Show and Tour.  Beginning with an opening reception this Thursday, February 20th, this event features international, local, up and coming and legendary female pop artists. The show is curated by Tart Arts and after its run in Vancouver, will travel to various US and Canadian cities throughout the year.  Some of the artists included in this year’s show and where they are from are listed below:

Lisa Petrucci (Seattle)
Edith Lebeau (Montreal)
Kirsten Easthope (Denver)
Miss Meow (Vancouver)
Sara Ray (Los Angeles)
Holly Ruth Anderson (Vancouver)
Vicki M. (Vancouver)
Nicole Steen (Vancouver)
Paige Reynolds (Toronto)
Bonni Reid (Vancouver)
Emily Thomas (Toronto)
Iris Satijn (Amsterdam)
Lizzie Carr (Calgary)
Phresha Le Vandale (Vancouver)
Megan Besmirched (Chicago)
Kelly Haigh (Vancouver)
Jenn Brisson (Vancouver)
Avrell Fox (Nelson)
Emma Mount (Wimborne,UK)
Megz Majewski (Vancouver)
Redd Walitzki (Seattle)
Carol Nottingham (Victoria)

Come out Thursday and enjoy the art and music by DJ Kookie.  If you miss the opening reception which kicks off at 7:00 pm, the 7th Annual Ladies First Art Show & Tour runs until March 8th.  Hot Art Wet City is open Wednesday to Saturday 12 – 5 pm.

SayWha? With Sara Bynoe – Readings of Fifty Shades of Grey November 29th

27 Nov


Funny lady, Sara Bynoe, is showcasing her next installment of Deliciously Rotten Writing this Friday, November 29th at Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street. In honour of the upcoming filming of Fifty Shades of Grey in Vancouver, Sara will be highlighting the absurdity within the pages of this book as well as those following in the series, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. This promises to be an entertaining evening and then some. There is limited seating available. If you wish to attend this event, tickets are $10 available online at EventBrite. Doors open 7:30 pm. Show is 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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