‘Comedians in Cosplay doing Comedy’ has its first installment
By Jillian McMullen, Staff Writer
With the tragic season finale of everyone’s favourite medievalesque drama comes the various interpretations and parodies aimed at coping with its loss.
Comedians in Cosplay doing Comedy, a comedy show where comedians dress as their favourite characters from popular programs like Game of Thrones or Rick and Morty, is another example of “nerd culture” becoming more largely included in the Vancouver arts community. The show will hold its debut installment on September 16 at the Seven Dining Lounge in Vancouver.
The show describes one of its performers, on their Facebook page, as “an engineer who watches My Little Pony to get advice on social interaction.” Megan Milton, another performer slated for the evening, when speaking of her plan for the evening, explained her plan to dress up as Cersei Lannister and simply yell at the audience. Although tempting in and of itself, the show is also offering door prizes for its audience. These include two gift cards for EXP Restaurant, a well-known video game-inspired bar in Gastown, and a free haircut from B-Bombshell Salon located in New West, which according to their Facebook page “primarily caters to people who identify themselves as a part of the Geek community.”
Milton, a resident of New Westminster, also runs a local comedy show just a stone’s throw away from the Douglas campus at Old Crow Coffee Co., aptly named The Old Crow Comedy Sho. If Vancouver is perhaps too far to travel, the open mic-style show will have its first fall show on September 25.