Rotten writing fuels comedy

Words that will make you Say Wha?!

Vancouver's Sara Bynoe is hosting the Victoria debut of her popular literary comedy show Say Wha?! at Cabin 12 April 29.

Words that will make you Say Wha?!

 

“And then it hit me, the best idea ever. I need a spray tan!!!!!!!!!!!” declares Jennifer Love Hewitt in her novel, The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I’m a Love-aholic.

This gem of inspiration came from her list “10 Things to do Before a Date,” and has lived on thanks to the comedic stylings of Sara Bynoe, creator of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing, which is making its Victoria debut this week.

Staring Pamela Bethel, Morgan Cranny, Dave Morris, Christina Patterson, Matthew Payne, Missie Peters, Chris Vickers and Alex Walsenko, the show will feature some of the best worst writing around, with a comedic twist personalized by each performer.

“The books are great entertainment on their own, but with a comedic mind in conjunction, the funny asides makes them doubly hilarious,” says Bynoe, who will host the event.

Bynoe was inspired to create the show after discovering a Harlequin romance novel at a hostel in Bath, England.

“I would read excerpts from the book for my friends and we laughed hysterically the whole weekend,” she says.

Co-produced by Not Your Grandmas Poetry, this show will feature works including celebrity novels, self-help books, bad fiction, bad non-fiction and anything that would spark a “Say Wha?!” reaction,  Bynoe says.

Say Wha?! is a monthly regular in Vancouver and Bynoe wanted to spread the laughs around, so she decided to take the show on the road.

“I’ve read a lot of really bad books this year, including all of the Jersey Shore books, which is Say Wha?! a plenty,” she says. “I read them so you don’t have to.” M

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