Aamer Rahman Comedy Show in Vancouver- unceded Coast Salish territories

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 22:30

'Reverse-racism' comic sensation Aamer Rahman is ending his epic solo Turtle Island/North American comedy tour "The Truth Hurts" in Vancouver and you don't want to miss it.

"Fearlessly outspoken." Rolling Stone
"His dry sardonicism keeps the laughs, and the insights, coming." Guardian

Rahman has sold out shows for the award-winning comedy duo "Fear of Brown Planet" at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaine Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. An international comedy competition finalist, Rahman, who also has a law degree, is a remarkable stand up DISHING OUT THE TRUTH that may hurt and will definitely be HILARIOUS!

His recent piece "Reverse Racism" has gone viral internationally. Politics, racism, the War on Terror; this is uncompromising political comedy at it's best.

"Reverse Racism" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw_mRaIHb-M

Interview: https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/reni-eddolodge/‘they-accuse-you-of-being-divisive’-interview-with-aamer-rahman

Fatima Dhowre will be opening for Aamer! Fatima is her mother's favourite comic. Her charming smile and wit have carved her out a space in Vancouver's thriving comedy scene. Fatima's unique perspective on life springs from a healthy dose of stereotyping and being the 'White Sheep' of her immigrant family. A recent finalist in the 2013 People's Champ of Comedy Competition, this girl is just getting started!

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Where: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive Vancouver
unceded Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and Skwxwú7mesh territories

When: Friday, September 26th 2014
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm (sharp! no latecomers)

Tickets: $30 Advance / $35 Door 
(includes $5.25 in applicable box office charges + tax)

TICKET PURCHASE NOW: Charge by phone 604-251-1363 or websitehttp://tickets.thecultch.com/
Get a ticket soon to get a good seat! Assigned seating in place!

There will also be some fantastic stand-up comedians opening the show! All proceeds will be going to support the MIGRANT DETAINEE LEGAL FUND. 

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ACCESSIBILITY:

We have a limited number of complimentary free tickets for unwaged Indigenous people and people of colour. Contact shireen.soofi@gmail.com.

This venue is wheelchair accessible for patrons and performers. The main door of the venue is 47 inches. The outer theatre doors are 77 inches and the inner doors to the theatre are 60 inches. The aisles in the theatre are 43.5 inches wide. Both the mens and womens washrooms have accessible stalls, plus there is a gender-neutral accessible washroom on the same floor as the other washrooms. The main doors to the washrooms are 35 inches with the stall doors themselves being 34 inches.

ASL is in the process of being confirmed.

This event is organized by No One Is Illegal and friends. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact shireen.soofi@gmail.com

York Theatre
639 Commercial Drive
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 43.7556" N, 123° 4' 13.638" W
British Columbia CA

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