The Best Comedy Shows to Check Out This Week

Seven nights of laughs to help you beat the September blues.

jokes-plsThursdays: Jokes Please!

Comedians Andy Kallstrom, Ivan Decker and Ross Dauk host this weekly show at Little Mountain Gallery, consistently bringing in the best and brightest of Vancouver’s standup scene.Doors 8:30/Show 9, Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Ave. Tickets $5 at the door. 

comedrawwithmeFriday, September 23: Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me

Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me at Hot Art Wet City is the perfect antidote to a stressful week. Armed with a cookie tin full of markers and enough paper with everyone, Tobin leads the audience through a silly, low-stakes drawing session before sharing the results for all to see, kindergarten style. Our favourite theme to date: “Draw your favourite animal eating your favourite summertime snack.” This month’s show features standup comedy from special guests James Kennedy, Devin Alexander and Charlie Demers. No artistic skills required. Laughs guaranteed.Doors 7:30/Show 8:00. 2206 Main Street. Advance tickets available at

13938406_10157278832160261_8430994098694133546_nSaturday, September 24: Teenage Dirtbag

 Join host Jacob Samuel and his guests John Cullen, Abdul Aziz, Pam Choi, Alex Sparling, and Levi McCachen as they delve into the best cringeworthy memories of their youth.Doors 7:30/Show 8:00. 2206 Main Street. Advance tickets available at 

Pretty much everything from Duffin's Donuts, 1391 E. 41st Ave., 604-325-5544 "It's a very inclusive restaurant—it's like the last frontier of honest food for everyday people."Sundays: The Sunday Service

If you haven’t witnessed the Sunday Service live, you are truly missing out. Award winning improv comedians Ryan Beil, Taz VanRassel, Caitlin Howden, Aaron Read and Kevin Lee, accompanied by musical director Emmett Hall, are a force to be reckoned with, bringing a surge of absurdist energy to the stage unlike anything else Vancouver has to offer. (Photo: Carlo Ricci.)Doors 7:30/Show 9. The Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street. Tickets $7 at the door (get there early—it almost always sells out).

laughgalleryMondays: The Laugh Gallery

 This it the best $5 you can spend on a Monday night. Join host Graham Clark and his guests for some of Vancouver’s best standup comedy, plus the chance to win one of the many treasures Clark unearths each week at Value Village.Doors 8:30/Show 9:00. Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive. Tickets $5 at the door. 

littlemtnimprovTuesdays: Little Mountain Improv

This crack team of local improvisors produce a loose, fun-filled show at Little Mountain Gallery every Tuesday. Think you’re good enough to join them onstage? Easy, tiger. Take some classes first with Blind Tiger Comedy, also based out of LMG.Doors 8:00/Show 8:30. Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Ave. Tickets $5 at the door. 

13179298_270438026639353_5457193858233159799_nWednesdays: Cords Comedy

Vancouver comedian Chris Griffin hosts this weekly standup showcase in the heart of Kits where you can catch local favourites like Ivan Decker, Kevin Banner, and Dino Archie. Bonus: the pizza is amazing.Show at 9:30. Corduroy, 1943 Cornwall Ave. Tickets $5 at the door.