Starting tomorrow, Friday December 17th at 8pm until Saturday December 18th at 8pm Clark will perform 24 consecutive hours (with only a few bathroom breaks) of stand-up at Little Mountain Gallery, 195 E. 26th Avenue. With the impending closure and demolition of Little Mountain Gallery, which has been home to Vancouver’s many DIY comedy shows and a safe space for budding young comedians, Graham’s 24-hour stand-up feat aims to raise money for a new location for the venue.
The veteran comedian is launching into this marathon set with inspiration from his talented team of comedians as they feverishly write jokes for him to read, riff, and rate. “Little Mountain Gallery’s closure is a big loss for the comedy scene in Vancouver,” says Clark. “We’ve had two full-time comedy clubs close and another long-time comedy hangout, The Kino, also shuttered. Our comedy community needs a place to really be able to experiment and build new audiences. I will try to keep this in mind when I’m at hour twenty.”
In addition to his many comedy awards, Graham Clark co-hosts Maximum Fun’s Stop Podcasting Yourself, which just celebrated its 700th episode. He has toured his one-man show, Graham Clark Reads the Phone Book, across the globe and has appeared on CTV, CBC’s “The Debaters”, Just for Laughs, and HBO’s “Funny As Hell”. Most recently, Graham served as the West Coast Correspondent for “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”. Tickets are $20 to watch live are available at standupfor24hours.com, or watch the livestream on Twitch, details also available online.
Audience members will have to present their vaccine passport along with a government-issued photo ID upon arrival. Masks are also mandatory.