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Where to see cheap, hilarious stand-up comedy 7 days a week in Vancouver

Want to check out comedy every night of the week in Vancouver? A comedy insider suggests some venues for a good belly laugh every night of the week.
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 Photo courtesy of Colin SharpPhoto courtesy of Colin Sharp

Colin Sharp knows a thing or two about the local Vancouver comedy scene.

Not only has Sharp performed in numerous clubs around the city, but he also hosts a weekly show called Full Pint Comedy with Ryan Williams at Castaway Bar & Kitchen. The evening showcases comics who range from professional headliners to strong new acts to those that, "are ready to move beyond open mics." As such, it serves as an important place for new talent to perform, as well as for locals to laugh.

Sharp is also familiar with navigating the world of stand-up comedy as a newcomer, when he performed his first couple of shows in Vancouver. However, he says that his love for the craft developed at an early age.

"I would come home from school and watch The Comedy Network, Just For Laughs, and Club 54," Sharp told Vancouver Is Awesome. "I've been a life-long fan of comedy."

When asked how he prepared for his first gig, Sharp said he went to Komedy at Kino two weeks in a row in order to get a feel for the venue. He knew he'd be performing there, and so he wanted to know how the other comics handled the room. While he says his first show went all right, he admits that his second show was one of his worst bombs of all time.

"People say that Vancouver crowds are tough, but I think that they are just more thoughtful, discerning audiences."

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Want to check out comedy every night of the week in Vancouver? Sharp suggests the following venues for a good belly laugh every night of the week.

Daily Vancouver Comedy

MondayLaugh Gallery at Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Drive), 9 p.m.

A fun and long-running show hosted and booked by Vancouver comic Graham Clark. Clark is a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee and a regular on CBC’s The Debaters. He's also appeared at Just for Laughs, Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Bumbershoot.

TuesdayFull Pint Comedy at Castaway (3293 W. 4th Ave), 9 p.m.

Sharp and fellow comedian Ryan Williams' long-running show in the heart of Kitsilano.

Bonus TuesdayKomedy at Kino at Kino Cafe (3456 Cambie St), 9:30 p.m.

Vancouver's longest running stand-up comedy show. Run by Steve Allen.

WednesdayFox Hole Comedy at The Projection Room above The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St), 9 p.m.
Hosted and run by Jackie Hoffart - women, non-binary, people of colour, and queer performers are the majority of the lineup every time, which provides one of the most unique and hilarious nights of comedy in the city.
ThursdayJokes Please at Little Mountain Gallery (195 E 26th Ave), 9 p.m.
This award-winning stand-up comedy show is hosted by Ross Dauk every Thursday at Little Mountain Gallery.
FridayFatale Fridays at Caveman Cafe (605 W Pender St), 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Vancouver's weekly Fatale Fridays features some of the city's funniest femme and non-binary stand-up comedians.

SaturdayThe Comic Strip and Tyrant Studios above The Penthouse (1019 Seymour St), 9:30 p.m.
Every week this show has three hilarious co-headliners in a very cool and intimate black-box theatre space above The Penthouse.
SundayThe Sunday Service at The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St), 9 p.m.
"There are currently no booked comedy showcases dedicated to only stand-up on Sundays, but this fantastic improv show features a guest stand-up comedian each week and may be the best show in the city," says Sharp.