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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.

Earlier Event: August 9
Yumi Nagashima
Later Event: August 13
Open Mic Night!