“Our only rule is that we don’t want to do any sketches that we wouldn’t let our mothers see… our openminded left-wing mothers.” Sam Mullins. FAFH

Think Saturday Night Live meets Theatre Sports. This show created and performed by 6 young Vancouverite comedians (Peter Carlone, Jamie Edwards, Bryan Nothling, Duncan Paterson, Chris Wilson, and Sam Mullins) is the perfect excuse to get off the couch and go see some live comedy theatre.

“We all graduated from the University of Victoria’s Acting program in the last couple of years.” – Says Sam Mullins, member of FAFH -“Despite our school’s attempts to beat the funny out of us, we emerged desperate as ever to create some comedy. So, we went out and found a quaint little venue where we would have the freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want – and we hit the typewriters. ”

Tuesday 22nd February was both their 9th show and their one year anniversary. To celebrate such an auspicious occasion they invited some special guests:

The Pump Trolley Comedy Collective, a small comedy group who did some short sketches after the intermission; and musical guest Dominique Fricot, who played two songs throughout the night.

But the main act of the night was FAFH. Last night was the third time I’ve seen this ensemble perform, and they get better each time. They write and perform their own sketches, and the more you go see them the more you’ll get the inside jokes and the recurring characters.

Sometimes their sketches are hit and miss – you can tell they are still experimenting with different themes and comedy styles, and they could use some editing so that the humor doesn’t get diluted by scenes dragging on too long. But over all they offer variety, wittiness and great fun energy. Their physicality is outstanding, particularly when Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson go on stage together.

Furious Anger Fun Hour plays every two months at Cafe Monmatre at 4362 Main St here in Vancouver. It’s a very chill, warm and intimate place with charming decor such as tricycles hanging off the roof and vintage french posters on the walls. Make sure to get there early, space is a bit limited and you do want a good spot!

Their next show will be in April, 2011 were they will bring new material. Date TBC.  Come on down and support local emerging artists. It’s only $5 dollars, plus all the food and beer you can get!

PS: Bring cash, the cafe doesn’t accept debit or credit.

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