Just for Laughs features well-known comedians at various venues from May 25th to 29th in 2022. If you like stand-up comedy, this is arguably the best week of the year to be in Vancouver! The Improv Centre at Granville Island also hosts great shows with local talent all year-long, including their new Kids in Charge family-friendly shows on Saturdays.
Stand-up Comedy and Improv in Vancouver
The best places for stand-up comedy and improvisational theatre in Vancouver in May are venues hosting Just for Laughs shows and Granville Island’s Improv Centre. Just for Laughs is a festival featuring world-famous comedians for a week or so each year. The Improv Centre hosts a number of different theatresports-style shows on various nights of the week.
Just for Laughs in 2022
Just for Laughs is a comedy festival featuring dozens of performances in Vancouver. The festival was cancelled in 2021 due to COVID-19 and related provincial health restrictions. Fortunately, Just for Laughs Vancouver returns with in-person performances during the month of May this year. That’s so awesome!
Shows in 2022 run from May 25th to 29th at various locations in Vancouver including the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vogue Theatre and Rio Theatre. Some performances are family-friendly, while others are only intended for adults.
Comedians performing during the Just for Laughs Vancouver festival in 2022 include Trevor Noah, Jimmy O. Yang, Andrew Santino and many more.
The Improv Centre in Vancouver
After being closed for over a year due to COVID-19, the venue reopened in 2022. This year, the theatre offers an impressive selection of shows that are held on a regular basis.
One special show is Drag at The Improv. It runs on the second Thursday of each month, which means May 12th in 2022. The venue’s classic Theatresports shows happen every Friday and Saturday night and The Playground happens on Thursdays. Date Nights is a new series on Wednesdays starting on May 25th this year. Kids in Charge is the new name for the venue’s Saturday matinee family-friendly shows. Stand Up at The Improve happens every other Thursday.
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