10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in December

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! Get out of the cold and get ready o warm up with some laughter with our top 10 Vancouver comedy events this month.

Kathleen McGee’s Naughty List

Some people wait all year to get on The Naughty List. Kathleen McGee is one of those people. Join her for unwholesome holiday fun along with Graham Clarke, James Kennedy, Amber Harper-Young, Carl Turnbull and Burlesque from April O’Peel.

When: December 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Yuk Yuks – 2837 Cambie Street
Tickets: $14.29 plus tax, available here

Your Sketch Is Showing

Sketch comedy created before your eyes. Your Sketch Is Showing features a rotating cast of comedians, with audiences voting on their favourite live improv scenes and sketches. Most popular sketches of the night will be screen in future shows as fully-produced videos.

When: December 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: XYYVR – 1216 Bute Street
Tickets: By Donation, available here

Mermaid Comedy

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Mermaid Comedy at Railway Club

Vancouver comedians Stefan MacNeil, Brad Dorion and Dylan Williamson deliver heavy laughs at the Railway Club twice a month. MCC showcases some of the hottest comedians in Vancouver and beyond as well as some of the best up and coming talent.

When: The first and third Mondays of the month at 9:00 p.m.
Where: Railway Club – 579 Dunsmuir Street
Tickets: $5, available here

The Hero Show presents Sidekicks: One Year Anniversary

The sister show of The Hero Show, Sidekicks celebrates its one year anniversary with a show chock full of local comedic talent. Sidekicks is a night of sketch comedy performed in duos by some of Vancouver’s funniest.

When: December 3 at 9:00 p.m.
Where: The China Cloud, 524 Main Street
Tickets: $10, available here

Off Key presents Love Musically

A heart-warming musical tribute to the holiday movie Love Actually. Prepare to laugh, cry, and hum along as you watch Off Key Improv dive headfirst into what love and relationships really go through during the holidays here in Vancouver .

When: December 16 to 20 at 8:00 p.m., December 19 and 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street
Tickets: $18, available here

Star Wars Holiday Special Special Edition Radio Spectacular

For the first time ever, the infamous script of the Star Wars Holiday Special will be parodied in a live radio play. Journey to a galaxy far, far away (East Vancouver) and take in the worst holiday special in the history of television as performed by some of Vancouver funniest people.

When: December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway
Tickets: $20-25, available here

The 12 Days of Kickin’ Ass – Loose Cannons 2

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without some action-packed comedy. If you loved Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, or any movie where two buddy cops just can’t get along, you’re going to love Loose Cannons 2 by Instant Theatre. You’re never too old for this s***.

When: December 17 to 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive
Tickets: $8-10, available here

Bianca Del Rio

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Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex Of Hate Comedy Special

Bianca Del Rio, Season 6 winner from RuPaul’s Drag Race, is coming to Vancouver with the Rolodex Of Hate Comedy Special. Get ready for an evening of stories, life experiences and outrageous comedy as Bianca travels through her Rolodex spewing hate along the way.

When: December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Graville Street
Tickets: $20-80, available here

Vancouver TheatreSports League: Year in Review

Vancouver TheatreSports League will take you on a journey back through the headlines of 2015. Who was in the news? Who got elected? Who got married? Improvisers will use suggestions from the audience along with their own quick wit to create scenes.

When: December 26 to 31 at various times
Where: The Improv Centre — 1502 Duranleau Street
Tickets: $10-36, available here

New Year’s Eve at the Comedy Mix

Ring in the new year with four of Vancouver’s hottest comedians: Kyle Bottom, Charles Demers, Dino Archie and host Darcy Michael. There will be party favours, door prizes, and a champagne toast at Midnight.

When: December 31 at 10:00 p.m.
Where: Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street
Tickets: $45 plus gst, available here

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Daniel Chai Daniel Chai is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a comedian who can be seen on various stages around Vancouver. He plans to one day host his own late-night talk show.
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