Celebrating Canada’s Birthday with Belly Laughs!


WHEN: Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20, 2017
TIME: 8:00pm – THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY (reservations recommended)
RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes (no intermission)
WHERE: Performance Works (Granville Island); 1218 Cartwright Street in Vancouver
TICKETS: May 18, PWYC | May 19, $20 | May 20, $25
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ADDED VALUE: “Humour& Disability” – join members of the artistic team and special guests for a lively, one-hour panel discussion on Saturday, May 20 at 4pm.

All performances are accessible through ASL (American Sign Language) and Audio
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Shuttle service to and from the venue available through advance booking.
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(Vancouver, BC) ~ Need a laugh? Award-winning theatre company Realwheels presents Comedy on Wheels: Celebrating Canada’s Birthday with Belly Laughs! Building from the ground-breaking success of last season’s SexyVoices, this creative and lively disability-inspired comedy variety show combines original stand-up performances, comical scenes, live music, projections, and fun surprises as Realwheels’ community cast tackles some of our sacred cows.

 Comedy on Wheels takes place May 18 to 20, for three performances only, at Performance Works on Granville Island (1218 Cartwright Street). In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Comedy on Wheels will showcase members of the disability community in performances that capitalize on some of our greatest assets – humour and storytelling.

Making a special appearance in Comedy on Wheels is UK-based, Canadian-born comic Tanyalee Davis. At 3’6″, Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and kind of racy! Tanyalee has performed her one-person show “Actual Size” in Melbourne and Sydney (2016), was featured on BBC’sLive 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”.

Comedy on Wheels features a large community cast and is Realwheels’ newest project under the Wheel Voices programming banner. Previous Wheel Voices projects include: SexyVoices – A Burlesque Theatre Cabaret (2016), Super Voices (2015), Wheel Voices to the Max! (2013), Wheel Voices Live! (2012).

“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!”

Credits for Comedy on Wheels: Celebrating Canada’s Birthday with Belly Laughs!:
Producer/Director:  Rena Cohen
Co-Producer:  Lindsey Adams
Comedy Facilitator:  David Granirer
Set and Lighting Design:  Jayson McLean
Projections Design:  Joel Grinke
Costume Design:  Hannah Case
Choreography:  Naomi Brand
Stage Manager:  Jessica Keenan
Publicist:  Teresa Trovato

Featuring the following incredibly talented community cast members:
Amy Amantea
Emily Brook
James Brown
Cathy Browne
Amelia Cooper
Ian Gregson
Dannielle Hayes
Art Jonker
Greg ‘Spokes’ Labine
Laura Mackenrot
Aaron Roderick
Caspar Ryan
Martin J Thomson
Andrew Vallance
Brandon Wilkinson
Kevin Woollard

PLUS Special Guest Comic:  Tanyalee Davis

For more information on Realwheels Theatre, please visit the following platforms:

About Realwheels Theatre:
Realwheels creates and produces performances that deepen audiences’ understanding of the disability experience. We envision full integration of people with disabilities in the performing arts.
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