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Sunee Dhaliwal: Live Stand-Up At The Rio Theatre August 4th

1 Aug

SuneeDhaliwal.pngYou are invited to a special taping happening this Thursday at the Rio Theatre.  Local comedian, Sunee Dhaliwal is taping a new comedy special.  If you haven’t checked out this rising star, we recommend you see him now while a ticket price for his show is only $10. We first saw Sunee as the warm up act for a comedian at a New West comedy club a couple of years ago.  He stole the show.  What can we say about this comedian, he has stage presence and at 6’5” that is in part why, but he is very affable, likeable and most of all funny.  Sunee hails from Abbotsford and had planned on a very different career path which included working at Staples while working towards a degree in criminology.  A former boss signed him up for an open mike night and a new career path began. He brings some interesting life experiences to his comedy from his Indo-Canadian background which included some funny dating experiences with a large extended family running a commentary on your life and adding in their cultural expectations.  Sunee has been doing stand up comedy for many years now and has been touring as a headliner across Canada, appearing at festivals and in various TV specials.  We encourage you to check out this local talent this Thursday at the Rio Theatre. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show gets under way at 8:00 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.

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