Blueberries Are Assholes

October 19-30

sliding scale | $25 $30 $35 $40
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Show Times
Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm
Pay-What-You-Can Wednesdays at 1pm
(20~25 mins opening act, 15 mins intermission, 1 hour TJ Dawe)
*Please note: PWYC Wednesdays do not have opening acts

The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to present TJ Dawe’s Blueberries Are Assholes.

Fringe legend and beloved Vancouverite TJ Dawe (Tired Cliches, Medicine, The Slipknot, Operatic Panic Attack, One Man Star Wars Trilogy) gives his storytelling muscles a rest to tickle our funny bone with an hour of jokes and observations – riffing on food, the English language, the human body, and the tremendous overall weirdness of the world.

In addition to Dawe’s stand-up performance, The Firehall is excited to shine a light on Vancouver’s stand-up comedy scene with the opening acts.

Opening Acts

Charlie Demers
Oct 19 | 7:30pm
Oct 22 | 3:00pm & 7:30pm

Charlie Demers is an author, comedian, actor, playwright, screenwriter and political activist. His collection of essays, Vancouver Special (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009), was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. He is also the author of Property Values (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018). He is one of the most frequently returning stars of CBC Radio’s smash-hit comedy The Debaters, with a weekly listening audience of 750,000. He has performed for national television and radio audiences and at the Just for Laughs Festival. He is one of the most frequently returning stars of CBC Radio’s smash-hit comedy show The Debaters.

more about Charlie

Yumi Nagashima
Oct 20 | 7:30pm
Oct 23 | 3:00pm
Oct 30 | 3:00pm

Yumi Nagashima is a Tokyo-born actress, writer, and international comedian with an unforgettable allure. If you haven’t seen her viral videos on social media or YouTube, you might recognize her from her many TV appearances on Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC Gem – New Wave of Stand up, Comedy Central Asia or the Jakarta International Comedy Festival. She released her debut stand-up comedy album, My name is Yumi, in 2019 and her fandom has only grown since.

Patrick Maliha
Oct 21 | 7:30pm
Oct 27 | 7:30pm
Oct 29 | 7:30pm

Patrick Maliha is the world record holder for most impressions in one minute beating out the previous record holder, Dana Carvey. His act has been described as Ray Romano meets a 21st Century Don Rickles. A professional Stand-up comedian & talented impressionist, Patrick has Headlined and MC’ed various shows at a multitude of comedy clubs, festivals, and corporate events through out Canada and the U.S.

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Dino Archie
Oct 26 | 7:30pm
Oct 28 | 7:30pm
Oct 29 | 3:00pm

Dino Archie is a writer and stand up comedian originally from Fresno, CA. Born the second youngest in a house of 8 children, Dino learned comedy as a love language. While his older brothers became D1 athletes, Dino exercised his gift of gab as a used car salesman. He honed his stand-up skills on the West Coast in clubs between Los Angeles, CA and his current residence in Vancouver, BC.

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