Paul Anthony's Talent Time: Summer Trial!
8:00pm - Thursday, Jun 2, 2022
Paul Anthony’s Talent Time is an innovative comedy/variety/talk show that the Vancouver Sun called, “a phenomenon," returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, June 2.
Vancouver's Favourite Variety Show...? It's the last show of our season (and next year we are only doing three or four shows)!
On June 2, we are being sued and must defend ourselves with the worst character witnesses imaginable. Featuring a courtroom artist and a Real-Life Stenographer creating a transcript of the show you can then purchase six weeks later and read along for years to come.
Thursday, June 2
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $17 | $20 at the door
*Minors permitted (language warning). Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
VETERAN VENTRILOQUIST DON BRYAN!
Mr. Bryan is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s top ventriloquists. He is recognized as a leading expert in the art of creating and carving ventriloquist puppets. He's part of that last remaining ember of a classic style of entertainment that we are thrilled to share with you! He's a master!
FOUNDER OF THE CINEMAZOO: GARY OLIVER!
Gary provided animals for X-Files, Snakes on a Plane and more! What's it like being an animal agent and what cool stuff can he show us?
TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN DANCE TROOP WAILELE WAI WAI!!
So hypnotizing to watch. Graceful, colourful and transcendent.
COMEDIAN SIMON KING!
Robin Williams called him a "truly gifted comedian." Doug Stanhope said he was
"Wicked fucking funny!" And Paste Magazine said he had a "righteous, Bill Hicks-ian fury”. Come get a taste of comedy magic!
REAL-LIFE COURT STENOGRAPHER!
We bring a real one here so we can practice for our impending feared litigation. She will document EVERYTHING
REAL-LIFE COURTROOM ARTIST! There will be a dedicated camera on the real-time pastel creations of our court room shenanigans.
Co-host Ryan Beil from The Sunday Service!
House band: Stephen Hamm & Terry Russell!
Warm up Comedian!
Your chance to win $100!
Surprises & more!
“There is no funner night out... you have to experience it." (The Georgia Straight
"Talent Time is the most innovative, raucus, totally silly and inspired show I have seen in years. Watching it is like freebasing sheer fun!"
(Matthew Hays, Globe & Mail)
"A cult phenomenon that’s been flying under the radar...it defies genre. You have to experience it, to truly appreciate it." (Guy MacPherson, The Georgia Straight)
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