Kitsilano has a long history in Vancouver’s comedy scene thanks to Brent Butt’s run as host of the Urban Well’s comedy night where Hapa Izakaya now stands on Yew Street.
While the location wasn’t ideal – female patrons have to cross the stage to get to the washroom – the Urban Well became a comedy institution. So much so that whenever Robin Williams was in town he would drop into the Well to do a five minute set.
For the younger crowd out there, the host of last night’s Saturday Night Live has even performed at the Urban Well.
But where can you go to get your comedy on now??
- Mondays at 8:00pm – Urban Improv at Rowan’s Roof – 2340 West 4th Avenue – Phone: 604-733-0330
- Tuesdays at 9:30pm – Stand-Up Comedy hosted by Patrick Maliha at Darby’s Pub – 2001 MacDonald Street – Phone: 604-731-0617
- Wednesdays at 9:00pm – Comedy Night at Nevermind presented by Kevin Foxx – 3293 West 4th Avenue – Phone: 604-736-0212
Remember that Vancouver’s comedy scene is constantly in flux, so I suggest that you call venues to confirm before heading out for a laugh.
If you have any other local suggestions, let us know and we’ll add them.
Last modified: March 13, 2011