Can Comedy Change the World? … And Other Small Talk


Friday, February 16


VFS Cafe

Doors Open


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The Creator's Series



Chris Gethard - Comedian, actor, Author, podcaster, and founder of Laughing Together
Sean Devlin - Comedian, writer, director, producer, prankster, and community organizer
Aparna Nancherla - Comedian, actress, writer and author of Unreliable Narrator: Me, Myself and Imposter Syndrome
Erika Soto Lamb - Vice President, Social Impact Strategy, Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios at Paramount Global


Dating back to the first punchline ever told, comedy has helped us make sense of the world and ourselves. The reflexive and disarming nature of laughter engages, evokes emotions, fosters empathy, and has the ability to disrupt and change the perceptions of even the most skeptical audiences.
In this panel we’ll talk to some of the most hilarious social changemakers in comedy about how they have used their platform to spotlight inequities and alter the narrative around cultural representation, mental health and social justice issues all with the power of jokes.
Ticket proceeds donated to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

All Ages (mature content)

Wheelchair Accessible