Described on May 18, 19 and 20, 2017 at 8 pmat Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street (on Granville Island), Vancouver | View map
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can on Thursday, May 18; $20 on Friday, May 19 and $25 on Saturday, May 20. All shows at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Running time 75 minutes, no intermission.
Realwheels is offering free shuttle service to and from the venue. Advance booking required. Please contact: rwshuttle [at] gmail [dot] com
Meet the members of the artistic team and special guests for a free panel discussion on “Humour and Disability” on Saturday, May 20 at 4 pm.
Described by Ingrid Turk.
Realwheels‘ comedy showcase features original material from the talented members of the disability community, including a few friends from the blind and low vision community (Amy Amantea, Cathy Browne, Laura Mackenrot and Brandon Wilkinson).
“A shared laugh strengthens our bonds and dissolves barriers,” says producer and Realwheels’ Managing Artistic Director, Rena Cohen. “Comedy on Wheels will entertain and surprise you with its novel perspective. Prepare to laugh away some of your preconceptions!”
“The show will present members of the Vancouver disability community in performances that capitalize on people’s greatest common asset: the ability to use humour to cope with life’s trials and tribulations.” –Jewish Independent
With special guest, Tanyalee Davis. At 3’6″, Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and kind of racy! Canadian-born and now based in the UK, Tanyalee has performed her one-person show Actual Size in Melbourne and Sydney (2016), was featured on BBCs Live at the Apollo (2015), performed her second solo show, Big Trouble In Little Gina, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland (2013), and did a six-month run of her show, Little Comedian, BIG Laughs in Las Vegas (2011). Tanyalee is a member of the Abnormally Funny People ensemble, performing throughout the United Kingdom, as well as a writer and star of the Channel 4 series, “I’m Spazticus”.
Full cast, in alphabetical order:
Amy Amantea, Emily Brook, James Brown, Cathy Browne, Arnold Cheng, Amelia Cooper, Ian Gregson, Blyth Grimmett, Dannielle Hayes, Art Jonker, Greg Spokes Labine, Laura Mackenrot, Aaron Roderick, Caspar Ryan, Martin J Thomson, Andrew Vallance, Brandon Wilkinson, Kevin Woollard