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Protest Comedy with Simon King, Dylan Rhymer & More!
Hosted By Graham Clark. Plus, Live music! Defektors and more!
Prepare yourself for a night of Fight The Power, Kick Over The Tables, Burn It all Down Protest Comedy and Music.
Some of Vancouver's best Comics are coming together to examine politics, power, activism and society.
Followed immediately by a punk-rock post-show protest party featuring live performance by The Defektors and more!
Simon King completely changes a room when he takes the stage. Aggressive, truly insightful and possessing a unique explosive delivery all his own he bombards the audience with intelligent and flat out hilarious material at break neck speed. This coupled with his ability to seamlessly insert characters, impressions and improvisation means he’s unlike anything else in the stand up comedy world.
Being the kind of comic that comes along maybe once in a generation gets you noticed. It wasn’t long before he was being invited to play some of the world’s most prestigious comedy competitions and festival. From his appearances at: the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Edmonton Comedy Festival, The Calgary Comedy Festival, The Moncton Comedy Festival, The Vancouver International Comedy Festival, The NorthWest Comedy Fest, The Kuala Lumpur Comedy Fest, Virgin Music Festival and The Just For Laughs Festival to his breakout performances at the prestigious HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the HBO, TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas: he’s made a huge impact wherever he’s been. His unmistakable style, commanding stage presence and lightning wit will win you over but the scope, meaning and sheer hilarity of his material will blow your mind. There is no question that Simon King is an absolute force of nature
"Wicked fucking funny!"
- Doug Stanhope
Graham Clark (Host)
Graham Clark resides in Vancouver, BC. He is a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee and co-host of Maximum Fun’s Stop Podcasting Yourself. Clark is a regular on CBC’s The Debaters and has appeared at Just for Laughs, Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Bumbershoot. He is a winner of the Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off and has appeared on HBO’s Funny As Hell. He has filmed his own hour-long Comedy Now special for CTV. Graham is also the creator of beardpaintings.com, where he sells paintings made using his beard as a paintbrush and donates the proceeds to charity.
“To watch Clark take control of a crowd is an impressive spectacle” –The Discorder
“Politically charged, brutally honest…changing the face of comedy”
-the Georgia Straight
“Who knew Canadians could be so funny?”
-The Guardian (U.K.)
MORE MUSIC TBA!