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Maddy Kelly joins Pop-Up Comedy Jam on July 16 at Cafe Deux Soleils

We’re keeping the July jokes rolling with Pop-Up Comedy Jam on Tuesday, July 16 at Cafe Deux Soleils! Our stand-up guest this week is the hilarious Maddy Kelly!

Maddy Kelly

At only 22 years old, Maddy Kelly has established herself as one to watch in the Vancouver comedy scene. In 2018 during the JFL NorthWest comedy festival, Maddy opened for the Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng, and her monthly show All You Can Eat Laundry was nominated in the Vancouver Comedy awards for best variety show. On stage, Maddy blends relatable jokes about life and relationships, with more personal anecdotes about her life and insecurities. She also loves to talk to crowds and do transatlantic accents.

Maddy’s stand-up will inspire the improvisers along with your suggestions, so come join the fun! Hot Improv Tuesdays on July 16 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!

Pop-Up Comedy Jam welcomes Janice Bannister to Cafe Deux Soleils on July 2

Kickoff a joyful July with an Improv & Stand-Up Mashup at Cafe Deux Soleils! Our Pop-Up Comedy Jam special guest on July 2 is Janice Bannister of Laughter Zone 101!

Janice Bannister

Janice Bannister is an international headliner who hails from New Westminster via the West Kootenays. She is a two time winner of BC’s Funniest Female, and has been featured on CBC, CTV and the Women’s Network, along with Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and JFL Northwest. She has toured with the “I am Woman Hear Me Laff” (2014 & 2018), and the HA Ha Sisterhood.

She is currently a producer of numerous comedy events including  the “F is for Funny” series, The “Mother of All” Comedy shows, and BC’s Funniest Female Competition (2014-current). Janice is also “Comedy Momma” to over 732 comedy students that she has worked with in her Laughter Zone 101 stand-up comedy classes. She also teaches an Arts and Brain Fitness, and Stand-up comedy classes for SFU Continuing Studies.

Janice’s stand-up will inspire the improvisers along with your suggestions, so come join the fun! Hot Improv Tuesdays on July 2 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!

Kwasi Thomas joins Pop-Up Comedy Jam on June 18 at Cafe Deux Soleils

Another epic Improv & Stand-Up Mashup is happening at Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, June 18! Joining us for Pop-Up Comedy Jam is stand-up special guest Kwasi Thomas!

Kwasi Thomas

Kwasi Thomas began his stand up comedy career in Montreal in November of 2002. He has performed all over the country, including Laugh Shop in Edmonton, Heckler’s in Victoria, and Comedy Nest in Montreal. He also represented Montreal at the Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition. Now residing in Vancouver, Kwasi can be found performing his irreverent east coast style of stand-up on at Yuk Yuks, Lafflines, Comedy Mix, and more.

Kwasi has also been featured in television shows and movies such as “Altered Carbon”, “iZombie”, and the upcoming “SnowPiercer”.

Kwasi’s stand-up will inspire the improvisers along with your suggestions, so come join the fun! Hot Improv Tuesdays on June 18 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!