JFL Northwest comedy profiles – Brian Posehn

Brian Posehn photographed at home August 2015. Seth Olenick photo.

Like fellow comics Patton Oswalt and Chris Hardwick, Brian Posehn has made a career out of being a nerd with a sense of humour.

Besides his stand-up, Posehn’s extensive resume includes three seasons of The Sarah Silverman Show, appearances on comedy TV series Mr. Show and Lady Dynamite and sitcoms like New Girl, voice-acting work for Bob’s Burgers and Adventure Time, and roles in movies like Funny People and the 2015 Christmas movie Uncle Nick. His work has also intersected with some of his beloved interests, including appearances in the 2007 comic-book movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and popular nerdcom The Big Bang Theory, as well as work scripting comic books, such as Marvel’s popular Deadpool series.

We talked to the comedian/actor, who performs with JFL Northwest at Comedy Mix Feb. 16-18, about working in Vancouver, his book, and the evolution of his stand-up.

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JFL Northwest comedy profiles – Brian Posehn

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – Jan. 18, 2017

Photo: SeaSide Signs / Flickr

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos from @Inside_Vancouver!

The talented photographers who snapped these shots have either tagged us in their post or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may see your picture featured here.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – Jan. 18, 2017

Street Food City Food Truck Festival Brings the Best Eats to the Streets

Street Food City Vancouver 2017

Photo from Tourism Vancouver

On these long, dark nights it’s helpful to take solstice in the fact that we’re almost more than half way to summer! If you take a trip down memory lane to last summer, you may recall spending a warm, summer evening checking out the local Vancouver food trucks and dining “a la cart” (pun intended) while watching the sun setting from English Bay.

Oh, it’s still January you say? It’s raining out, you say!? Fear not, Vancouverites are known for their ability to adapt and thrive on these dreary, wet days. For a little taste of summer in the winter, you’ve got to check out the much-anticipated Street Food City Festival that will be happening from January 23 – 29, 2017 in Downtown Vancouver.

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Street Food City Food Truck Festival Brings the Best Eats to the Streets

Vancouver Screen Scene: Deadpool 2, UnReal, Menendez brothers, The 100, and more

The foul-mouthed sequel to the foul-mouth Deadpool, starring the Ryan Reynolds, will be shot in not-so-foul Vancouver.

Well, true believers, the dates have been confirmed for when a certain merc with a mouth will be back to wreak havoc in town (and shut down a few streets).

Also in this roundup, we take a look at a series about TV imitating reality TV, a TV movie about an unsettling murder case from the 1980s, and more.

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Vancouver Screen Scene: Deadpool 2, UnReal, Menendez brothers, The 100, and more

With tickets going fast, here are four Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest events you can still catch

This year, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. So it makes sense that the featured country at this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival should be, well, Canada.

Over 70 Canadian wineries will be featured at this year’s fest, including many from B.C. (of course), but also from Ontario and the East Coast. According to the wine fest, “This marks the largest gathering of Canadian wineries ever at an international festival.”

Other numbers to keep in mind are the dates of the festival, Feb. 11-19; the number of events, 58; and how many, as of this posting, have sold out since tickets went on sale last week, 15 – an amount  that reflects the festival’s ever-growing popularity among oenophiles.

With that in mind, let’s look at a few of the events that still have tickets left.

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With tickets going fast, here are four Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest events you can still catch

Rock Legends

Siwash Rock Sunset Photo: Rob Weiss

From the Commodore Ballroom to Empire Stadium and Rogers Arena, Vancouver has a rich and colourful rock history. Bands like U2, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, David Bowie, Nirvana, KISS and the Police have played our city, yet for those who like to venture outside, there are two headliners that always sell out!   Like their musical counterparts, Siwash Rock and White Rock are true rock legends!

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Rock Legends

25th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Kicks Off January 22

By Kendell Yan

Shake off the winter blues as the bears (and others) come out of hibernation at the 25th annual Whistler Pride celebration! Whether you’re a dancing queen, a ski bunny, or a fire-side cub, there’s something for everyone under the LGBTQ2+ spectrum, including all-ages fun.

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25th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Kicks Off January 22