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Little Mountain Gallery celebrates new home with 24-hour comedy show

Juno nominated comedian Graham Clark set to deliver a comedy marathon

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Little Mountain Gallery comedy venue is celebrating its return and its new home with a 24-hour comedy show.

A staple of Mount Pleasant the 100 per cent community programmed, non-profit Little Mountain Gallery was forced to shut its doors in December 2021 when the building it was in was slated for demolition.

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As of April 12, it will now call 110 Water Street in Gastown home.

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“(It’s) super exciting! It’s been a long time coming, and we’re looking forward to re-establishing ourselves in the comedy scene, and hopefully helping foster and support local comedic talents,” said Niki Mohrdar the programming director for Little Mountain Gallery in an email. “Gastown is obviously very different to Mount Pleasant, so we’re looking forward to getting to know everyone in the community there.”

To celebrate the reopening Juno Awards-nominated comedian Graham Clark is hosting a 24-hour comedy marathon.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. on April 12th and run to 7 p.m. on the 13th.

“Little Mountain Gallery means the world to me,” said Clark via email. “It is a gift to a city that finds itself constantly losing art spaces. Vancouver’s comedy community is resilient and has weathered many storms over the last few years and this has been something myself and fellow comedians have been looking forward to. I wouldn’t stand for 24 hours straight for any other venue … maybe the Roxy … but probably not.”

This performance marks Clark’s third time doing a 24-hour show.

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“At around 3:30 a.m., the mind starts to melt into something the consistency of a melted gummi bear, so I’m ready to meet that head on,” said Clark when asked about the show’s format.

During the 24-hour show, local comedians will drop by to cheer Clark on and offer up jokes for him to read and review live on stage. The event will also be livestreamed, so audiences from around the world can tune in and comics will be able to participate as well.

“The writers who are joining me, start to spin into inside jokes and inside jokes about those jokes until it’s all a swirl of jokes that couldn’t be written by anyone in their right mind,” said Clark.

The event serves as a fundraiser for Little Mountain Gallery, with partial proceeds going to WISH Vancouver, a charity that helps women engaged in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade.

Tickets for the 24-hour show are available at Showpass. Tickets are sold for a specific, 90-minute time-slot over the full day starting at 7 p.m.

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