Lafflines Comedy Club

Inside The Historic Columbia Theatre

The Columbia, home of LAFFLINES COMEDY CLUB (est. 1988)  

Tracey MacDonald
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tracey MacDonald

After conquering the comedy landscape in Canada, Tracey exploded onto the American Comedy Scene with unprecedented voter support on CBS’S NEW Star Search with host Arsenio Hall. She was the first Comedian to not only win the finals, and then beat out the winners from previous seasons. Tracey was awarded a two year Development Deal with CBS and the grand prize of two hundred thousand dollars.

Tracey performs regularly at the Comedy and Magic Club, The Ice House, The Comedy Store and The Laugh Factory plus...all over the United States and Canada (soon England)

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Tracey MacDonald
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Tracey MacDonald

SATURDAY EARLY SHOW

After conquering the comedy landscape in Canada, Tracey exploded onto the American Comedy Scene with unprecedented voter support on CBS’S NEW Star Search with host Arsenio Hall. She was the first Comedian to not only win the finals, and then beat out the winners from previous seasons. Tracey was awarded a two year Development Deal with CBS and the grand prize of two hundred thousand dollars.

Tracey performs regularly at the Comedy and Magic Club, The Ice House, The Comedy Store and The Laugh Factory plus...all over the United States and Canada (soon England)

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Tracey MacDonald
Oct
19
9:30 PM21:30

Tracey MacDonald

SATURDAY LATE SHOW

After conquering the comedy landscape in Canada, Tracey exploded onto the American Comedy Scene with unprecedented voter support on CBS’S NEW Star Search with host Arsenio Hall. She was the first Comedian to not only win the finals, and then beat out the winners from previous seasons. Tracey was awarded a two year Development Deal with CBS and the grand prize of two hundred thousand dollars.

Tracey performs regularly at the Comedy and Magic Club, The Ice House, The Comedy Store and The Laugh Factory plus...all over the United States and Canada (soon England)

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Dirty Little Secrets Improv
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Dirty Little Secrets Improv

***OUR SEPTEMBER SHOW IN NEW WESTMINSTER WAS INSANE, AND WE ARE BACK FOR MORE***

Born and raised in New York City. Guilty of tickling funnybones in NYC, Vancouver, Dublin and Melbourne for the last five years.

Come and see some of Vancouver's best improv comedians create comedic magic inspired by YOUR SECRETS!

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Phil Johnson
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson is a man who gets mistaken for a woman, but only by those not paying attention. That revelation kicks off a battle for self-awareness where comedy and music are the weapons of choice. It’s a battle that has taken Phil to such esteemed festivals as the Edinburgh Fringe and Sundance Film Festivals and the Top 8 Finals of the World Series of Comedy.

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Phil Johnson
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson is a man who gets mistaken for a woman, but only by those not paying attention. That revelation kicks off a battle for self-awareness where comedy and music are the weapons of choice. It’s a battle that has taken Phil to such esteemed festivals as the Edinburgh Fringe and Sundance Film Festivals and the Top 8 Finals of the World Series of Comedy.

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Steve Gillespie
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Gillespie

A decade into his standup career, Steve Gillespie moved from Minneapolis to LA, recently made an appearance on Conan, and released his critically acclaimed second album, Alive on State, which reached #1 on the iTunes charts. Prior to that, this gentleman degenerate spent most of his life traveling the country regaling audiences with his delightful self-destruction.

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Steve Gillespie
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Gillespie

A decade into his standup career, Steve Gillespie moved from Minneapolis to LA, recently made an appearance on Conan, and released his critically acclaimed second album, Alive on State, which reached #1 on the iTunes charts. Prior to that, this gentleman degenerate spent most of his life traveling the country regaling audiences with his delightful self-destruction.

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Richard Lett
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Richard Lett

Hitting every microphone in the country doing stand-up (and four CDs in the vault), Richard Lett is in his third decade as a headline stand-up comedian, working with such luminaries as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams, Tommy Chong, Janeane Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis. A film actor with dozens of film and television credits to his name, look for Richard starring in a new film “All Joking Aside” scheduled for release in the summer of 2019. Richard is the subject of the full-length award-winning documentary “Never Be Done – The Richard Glen Lett Story”. (www.neverbedone.com)

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Richard Lett
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Richard Lett

Hitting every microphone in the country doing stand-up (and four CDs in the vault), Richard Lett is in his third decade as a headline stand-up comedian, working with such luminaries as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams, Tommy Chong, Janeane Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis. A film actor with dozens of film and television credits to his name, look for Richard starring in a new film “All Joking Aside” scheduled for release in the summer of 2019. Richard is the subject of the full-length award-winning documentary “Never Be Done – The Richard Glen Lett Story”. (www.neverbedone.com)

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Meet Richard Pryor
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Meet Richard Pryor

Meet Richard Pryor is a solo show by Kahlil Ashanti that explores the story behind of the most talented, influential, controversial and enigmatic stand up comedians in the world. From his influences as a child growing up in segregated Peoria Illinois to the height of his fame in Las Vegas, this one hour character driven piece introduces the audience to the life, loves, demons and contradictions that shaped the man who changed comedy forever.

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Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Pro-Am Night at Lafflines

A full night of laughs, featuring a wide variety of comics plus a professional headliner!

Enjoy a night of comedy at Lafflines Pro-Am! This night features six comics at amateur level (or sometimes seasoned vets!) with a professional headliner at the end. Experience a wide variety of comic styles and genres and get your laughing fix.

Featuring talent: Michael Lothian,Shawn Lawrence,Nina Wilder,Ed Konyha,Alfie Rosselli,and Matty Di!

With your host, owner and instructor for Laughter Zone 101, Janice Bannister and, your headliner, Melanie Rose!

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Open Mic Night!
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night!

Check out behind-the-scenes of Vancouver comedy! Lafflines Open Mic features both new and upcoming comics along with established pros working new material. This event will be a mixed bag of comedy so come prepared for a wild ride of laughs, groans and everything in between! 

Admission: $5!

Drink specials: $5!

Doors open at 7, show starts at 8PM

Email openmic@lafflines.com to request a spot.



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Jono Zalay
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Jono Zalay

Jono Zalay began his standup career in Boston, while simultaneously earning his Doctorate in Neuroscience (he gave cocaine to rats). Since dropping his science hobby to pursue comedy full time, Jono has been named one of Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch,’ and earned international press for his pranks on the DMV. Jono now lives in Los Angeles where he has written comedy for Fox, Amazon, and Comedy Central. He has been featured in over 30 comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown, Big Sky, Limestone, and New York Comedy Festival.

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Jono Zalay
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jono Zalay

Jono Zalay began his standup career in Boston, while simultaneously earning his Doctorate in Neuroscience (he gave cocaine to rats). Since dropping his science hobby to pursue comedy full time, Jono has been named one of Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch,’ and earned international press for his pranks on the DMV. Jono now lives in Los Angeles where he has written comedy for Fox, Amazon, and Comedy Central. He has been featured in over 30 comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown, Big Sky, Limestone, and New York Comedy Festival.

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Brett Martin
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Brett Martin

Having toured nationally across the country Brett Martin remains a comic on the rise. With a reckless style that ranges from zen to irate, his comedy takes an insightful look at both himself and the world around him in a relentlessly honest manner quick wit, unstoppable energy Brett Martin will have you laughing and coming back for more.

With over ten years of experience and a track record that consists of appearances in the San Francisco Comedy Festival, SiriusXM's 'Laff Attack Comedy Network, C.T.V, his hit 'The Brett Martin Show' Brett Martin has brought the hilarity in all sorts of environments!

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Brett Martin
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Brett Martin

Having toured nationally across the country Brett Martin remains a comic on the rise. With a reckless style that ranges from zen to irate, his comedy takes an insightful look at both himself and the world around him in a relentlessly honest manner quick wit, unstoppable energy Brett Martin will have you laughing and coming back for more.

With over ten years of experience and a track record that consists of appearances in the San Francisco Comedy Festival, SiriusXM's 'Laff Attack Comedy Network, C.T.V, his hit 'The Brett Martin Show' Brett Martin has brought the hilarity in all sorts of environments!

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Open Mic Night!
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night!

Check out behind-the-scenes of Vancouver comedy! Lafflines Open Mic features both new and upcoming comics along with established pros working new material. This event will be a mixed bag of comedy so come prepared for a wild ride of laughs, groans and everything in between! 

Email openmic@lafflines.com to request a spot.

GROUND RULES

  • Please arrive by 7:45pm to check in with the host at the door.

  • If you are not checked in by 7:45, your spot may be given away to those waiting. 

  • For walk-in comics, we have a limited number of spots available. You may be put on stand-by and we will let you know by 8pm if you have a spot. Priority will be given to those bringing guests. 

  • Notes are allowed on stage but comics are strongly encouraged to be mostly off book.

  • Spots are strictly 5 minutes unless we have extra time available. Time may be shortened to 4 minutes if it’s a busy night. 

  • We strongly encourage you to not work on your set material during performance, so that your fellow comics have a chance to perform to a captive audience. If you need to work on your notes, come at 7pm! Doors are open! 



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Steev Letts
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Steev Letts

Steev is a mildly thuggish but extremely lovable gay oaf. He finds inspiration in the many gross rituals that unite us all, and aims to make you laugh at that which makes you cringe. Steev’s style is loud, sweaty, self-deprecating and oddly sweet. Watching Steev perform is like seeing a caged bear try to befriend its own reflection – equal parts cute and sad with lots of confused grunting and moaning.

Steev won the Vancouver’s Funniest Amateur Comic contest in 2016, won the 2018 Vancouver Yuk Off, won Breakout Artist of the Year at the 2019 Vancouver Comedy Awards and has performed on showcases for Just For Laughs, JFL Northwest and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

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Steev Letts
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Steev Letts

Steev is a mildly thuggish but extremely lovable gay oaf. He finds inspiration in the many gross rituals that unite us all, and aims to make you laugh at that which makes you cringe. Steev’s style is loud, sweaty, self-deprecating and oddly sweet. Watching Steev perform is like seeing a caged bear try to befriend its own reflection – equal parts cute and sad with lots of confused grunting and moaning.

Steev won the Vancouver’s Funniest Amateur Comic contest in 2016, won the 2018 Vancouver Yuk Off, won Breakout Artist of the Year at the 2019 Vancouver Comedy Awards and has performed on showcases for Just For Laughs, JFL Northwest and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

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Shady Comedy with Steve McGowan
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Shady Comedy with Steve McGowan

Forget tan lines, get laugh lines! Come inside for a night of comedy with the much adored, local headliner Steve McGowan

Steve brings a fun and exciting stand up experience to the stage with his likeable and commanding presence. Combining observational stories of the day to day, tales of past relationships and today’s single life, Steve has an energetic cheeky rage that audiences enjoy. Being open and honest, he has a wild frat boy style of comedy and makes it feel like a party where everyone is welcome. He has toured all around Canada, performing in Northwest Comedy Fest, in Vegas, and has even been featured on the Slice Network and Global TV. 

Also featuring: 

Ola Dada (MC)

Accounting student by day and comedian by night, Ola is a Nigerian-Canadian raised in Alberta with a unique take on what its like to live in Vancouver. He regularly produces his own show, Black Out Comedy and is currently in the running for Sirius XM's Top Comic for 2019. 

and Nina Dosdall

Vancouver born and raised, Nina has always had a special place in her head for comedy. Bubbly, quirky and maybe a little bit frustrated, Nina has a lot to say about being a woman, a millennial, the fitness industry...okay the list goes on. Nina also works as an Actor, Personal Trainer and Writer. 

Special Guest: Jenny Russell 

A regular host of Magic Mic in downtown Vancouver, performing all over the Lower Mainland, Jenny will blow you away with her edgy humour and sultry sass. She is a comic not to be missed! 



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Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show

This event takes place downstairs from Lafflines Comedy Club inside the Columbia Theatre

Watch a cast of top Vancouver and New York City improvisors in a night of being inspired by YOUR anonymous secrets in the fabulous Columbia Theatre in New Westminster. 

*Doors at 7:30PM* 

Show 8PM-9:30PM 

ADMIT IT! Everybody must spill a secret to enter. 

Secrets must be:

a) TRUE 

b) YOURS TO SPILL

Starring The Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show Cast & Crew as seen at www.dirtylittlesecretsimprovshow.com

Check us out dirtylittlesecretsimprov on Instagram to see past secrets and get inspired.

PREMIERE SHOW SPECIAL: Use Promo Code SECRETS for $5 off VIP and Premium Seats AND receive one free admission to Lafflines Comedy Club for any ticket purchased. (Valid for Fridays until September 31, 2019)

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Lafflines Pro-Am Night
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Lafflines Pro-Am Night

Enjoy a night of comedy at Lafflines Pro-Am! This night features six comics at amateur level (or sometimes seasoned vets!) with a professional headliner at the end. Experience a wide variety of comic styles and genres and get your laughing fix.

Featuring talent:

Emily Bilton,

Erin Jeffery,

Aaron Ariya,

Steve Sidi,

Simi,

and Alannah Brittany!

With your host, Alex Biron and, of course, your headliner:

Larke Miller!

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Open Mic Night!
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night!

Check out behind-the-scenes of Vancouver comedy! Lafflines Open Mic features both new and upcoming comics along with established pros working new material. This event will be a mixed bag of comedy so come prepared for a wild ride of laughs, groans and everything in between! 

Email openmic@lafflines.com to request a spot.

GROUND RULES

  • Please arrive by 7:45pm to check in with the host at the door.

  • If you are not checked in by 7:45, your spot may be given away to those waiting. 

  • For walk-in comics, we have a limited number of spots available. You may be put on stand-by and we will let you know by 8pm if you have a spot. Priority will be given to those bringing guests. 

  • Notes are allowed on stage but comics are strongly encouraged to be mostly off book.

  • Spots are strictly 5 minutes unless we have extra time available. Time may be shortened to 4 minutes if it’s a busy night. 

  • We strongly encourage you to not work on your set material during performance, so that your fellow comics have a chance to perform to a captive audience. If you need to work on your notes, come at 7pm! Doors are open! 



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Yumi Nagashima
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Yumi Nagashima

Yumi Nagashima is a Japanese comedian, now based in Vancouver. In less than three years, Yumi has taken comedy audiences by storm, not just in North America, but worldwide.

Yumi is a mainstay on the Vancouver comedy scene, but you may have additionally heard her on the CBC radio program, ‘The Debaters’, seen her on CBC TV at the 2019

Winnipeg Comedy Festival, or seen her perform at JFL Northwest in Vancouver. Or you may have downloaded or streamed her debut album "My Name is Yumi". released in 2019 on 604 Records' comedy imprint Comedy Here Often. Or you may be one of the millions and millions of views that her YouTube clips have racked up. Her comedy is sophisticated, audacious and unpredictably brilliant. She effortlessly covers a broad range of topics from gender politics, to cultural politics, to racism, all with a super fresh yet hard to define perspective.

Yumi’s star just keeps on rising. In 2019 she will appear at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, as a part of the New Faces Showcase, she will attend the Jakarta Int'l Comedy Fest in August of 2019 as a headliner, and will be performing in a Comedy Central special to be filmed in Singapore in October 2019. A year of many accomplishments for Yumi also include Hollywood Talent Agency APA signing her for representation in comedy and acting and Simkin Artist Management signing her for personal management.

As well as live performances, Yumi is a rising star on YouTube, with some of her videos reaching over 2 million views. She debuted her own web series this Summer, "Japanese Goddess Room", which can be found on her YouTube channel. In addition, Yumi is an accomplished actress and has many acting credits to her name, including HBO’s, "The Man in the High Castle.”

FEATURE: Roy Haber

Whether it’s making fun of his height (5’2), tackling personal issues, slamming an analytical magnifying glass on world events and society in general, or sharing a story from his travels – Roy’s comedy is live, direct, and playfully honest.

Fan’s rave of his wit, and all who have seen him appreciate his will to speak his mind. Though he often leads his audience to the very edge, he shows great tact in realizing where it is and attempts to tread past the threshold only when necessary and never for the cheap, yet often sought-after “shock value” laugh. His set material focuses on self-deprecation, hypocrisy in politics (is that redundant?), double standards in culture, and his ability for story telling of topics that all audience members can enjoy. Not only will Roy’s show have you doubled over with laughter, but it will also undoubtedly move you to thought and reason. No, really…

Roy has performed throughout the USA, Canada, and for the United States troops, both abroad and on U.S. soil. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Jim Breuer, Tommy Davidson, Don Rickles, Kevin Nealon, Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Arnold, Tim Wilson, Tom Green, and many more. He was also a semi finalist in the prestigious International San Francisco Comedy Competition (past competitors include: Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Sinbad and Dana Carvey, to name a few). He was also recently a participant in the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Comedy Festival. So, come on out to the show, warm up your face muscles, and prepare your tear ducts for an evening of hilarity. You’ll be sure to have BIG fun with this little dude!

MC: Devon Gollinge

Devon Gollinge first began his comedy career in his hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC in 2010. He gained valuable experience working for a year as the house emcee in a local club. In 2012, Devon moved to Atlanta to take advantage of the growing comedy scene, in which he has become a favorite among both his peers and audience members.

In 2014, Devon performed in the Accidental Comedy Festival in Cleveland and the Scruffy City Comedy Festival in Knoxville, TN. 2017 found Devon at the first annual Cola Comedy Con in South Carolina, and 2018 he was a performer in the 9th annual Cape Fear Comedy Festival. He also performs at various clubs throughout the country. Likable and quick-witted, much of Devon’s comedy explores what it’s like growing up as a self-proclaimed nerdy introvert who never quite fit in. Fortunately, college was where our lonely little caterpillar broke out of his cocoon and developed a personality. Whether looking back on his video game addiction or detailing his sexual misadventures, Devon has been described as “smart storyteller.” Simply put, Devon is hilarious, and you’re missing out if you haven’t seen his show.

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