Celebrating Canada’s Birthday with Belly Laughs!

WHEN: Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20, 2017
TIME: 8:00pm – THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY (reservations recommended)
WHERE: Performance Works (Granville Island); 1218 Cartwright Street in Vancouver
TICKETS: May 18, PWYC | May 19, $20 | May 20, $25
Available online at www.comedy-on-
ADDED VALUE:      Audio Description provided by VocalEye
All performances are accessible through ASL (American Sign Language)
Shuttle service to and from the venue available through advance booking


What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th than with laughter? A shared laugh strengthens our bonds and dissolves barriers. Whether you self-identify as able-bodied or as having a disability, come giggle and be entertained. And, be prepared for a challenge to any and all preconceptions!
– Rena Cohen, Realwheels Theatre

(Vancouver, BC) ~ Award-winning theatre company Realwheels presents Comedy on Wheels: Celebrating Canada’s Birthday with Belly Laughs! This community-based performance has absolutely zero intention to inspire, but every intention to make you giggle. Comedy on Wheels takes place May 18-20, 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 one of our greatest assets – the ability to use humour and storytelling to cope with life’s challenges.

Canadian-born and now based in the UK, Tanyalee Davis will make a special appearance in Comedy on Wheels. 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’s “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”.

Realwheels welcomes Tanyalee back to Vancouver and invites everyone to Comedy on Wheels, featuring a large community cast, and 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).

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 & 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
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
PLUS Special Guest Comic:  Tanyalee Davis

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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.