10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in March

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Spring is sprung, the grass is riz. Vancity Buzz knows where the laughter is. Here are the top 10 Vancouver comedy events this month.

Dino Archie

Dino Archie

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Winner of the 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition, Dino Archie drops into Comedy Mix for three nights with MC Charlie Demers and Feature Chris James. Catch him so you can say, “I saw him when…”

When: March 3 at 8:30 p.m., March 4 and 5 at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Where: Comedy Mix (1015 Burrard Street)
Tickets: $15-20, available here

Ladies Against Humanity

Who run the world? Girls! Join The Fictionals for a special edition of Improv Against Humanity where some of the funniest women in Vancouver bring Cards Against Humanity to life. Plus who will be crowned this month’s Most Horrible Person?

When: March 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
Tickets: $10-12, available here

Steve Byrne

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa., Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background gave him the comedic material for his first television show, TBS’s Sullivan & Son. Byrne has also been featured on The Tonight Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show and Comic View

When: March 18-19 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Where: Yuk Yuks (2837 Cambie Street)
Tickets: $25, available here

Strapless presents UNSTRAPPED!

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Strapless Comedy is Jackie Blackmore, Lauren Martin, Sidika Larbes, and Iva Kapsikova – four sassy sketch comedians who will tickle your funny bone, win your heart, and then stay the night! This brand new sketch show features appearances by The Golden Girls, Scarface, and a Butchershop Quartet.

When: March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way)
Tickets: $15-35, available here

Juste pour Rire

Presented by Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, the eighth annual francophone comedy night brings together acclaimed Franco-Canadian talents Virginie Fortin, Simon Gouache and Laurent Paquin. Please note, this event will be presented in French

When: March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: York Theatre (63 Commercial Drive)
Tickets: $25-35, available here

Cartems Open Mic

Calling all musicians, comedians and poets. Cartems on Main Street presents an Open Mic series every other Tuesday for performers looking to hone their stage skills. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. Hosted by Jess Vaira.

When: March 8 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cartems Donuterie (2190 Main Street)
Tickets: Free, available here

Pull Festival V

Speakeasy Theatre and Sum Theatre present Pull Festival V, a repertoire of seven ten-minute plays. You’ll laugh, cry and feel with new works by Vancouver’s theatre community showcased on Granville Island.

When: March 24-26 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright Street)
Tickets: Pay What You Decide, more info here

Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Rookie Night

Rookie Night puts VTSL’s young improvisers to the test in a 90 minute improv showcase. Rookie Night players have all successfully undergone improv training via the ICI, and are ready to strut their stuff for you.

When: Every Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Improv Centre (1502 Duranleau Street)
Tickets: $8, available here

The Gay Heritage Project

The Gay Heritage Project

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Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir set out to answer one question: is there such a thing as gay heritage? The result is a hilarious and moving homage to the people who came before and the events that continue to shape our lives.

When: March 22-24 at 7:30 p.m., March 25-26 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone Street)
Tickets: $14.70-28.35, available here

Jokes Please!

Jokes Please! is a weekly standup comedy show that takes place every Thursday night at Little Mountain Gallery in Vancouver. Hosted by Andy Kallstrom, Ross Dauk and Ivan Decker.

When: Every Thursday at 9:00 p.m.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery (195 East 26th Avenue)
Tickets: $5, available here

Bonus Event: Day Old Fools: An All-Women Clown Cabaret

The ASSEMBLY, Vancouver’s only All Women Clown Collective, presents side-splitting solo performances, heartfelt moments of wonder, and a fun-loving spectacle.

When: April 2 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Revue Stage on Granville Island (1601 Johnston Street)
Tickets: $15, 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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