COMEDY NIGHT: Mavericks fills a void in East Van with its incomparable beer prices and free laughs

HOLLYWOOD HARV
VANCOUVER DESI

Hollywood Harv

A bit of a maverick himself, Hollywood Harv hosts a free weekly comedy show at Mavericks Sports Lounge in Vancouver. Submitted photo

With more and more bars and pubs becoming “craft houses” with genetically modified barleys and extra hops, it makes you wonder where you can just get a well-priced “regular” beer and watch a game.   Let me tell you, Mavericks Sports Lounge is the place.  The owners proudly claim the best beer prices in Canada!  Now that’s a statement.  If you are a Canucks fan, you will find an HDTV screen in every corner and plenty of Canucks memorabilia on the walls provided by The Fan Zoo.

But it’s not just the prices and extremely friendly staff that make this a great hidden gem.  Add in the daily specials, ample free parking, central location, affordable pub grub, and free shows to make Mavericks the place if you just want a frosty beverage without having your ears and wallet violated.  Manager Matthew Kittle calls it “East Van’s only true sports bar that feels like your best friend’s living room.” (If your best friend had a hot mom who makes great chicken wings.)

Tuesday night is 25 cent wing night.  Wednesday is karaoke night.  And Thursday is comedy night.  And that right there is why I know so much about this place.  Every Thursday night I put on a comedy show from 9-11 p.m.  We feature some of the best comics in Vancouver changing every week and all for FREE.  Why would a bar with the cheapest beer in Canada also put on a weekly comedy show for absolutely free?  Manager Matt says “we are a true neighbourhood sports bar and we love supporting local talent.  We have the only free comedy night in Vancouver and we are proud of that.”

Now you can continue reading about me shamelessly plugging my own show, or you can come out and see it for yourselves.  The location is very easy to remember because it’s in the lobby of the Howard Johnson, which used to be the Biltmore.  It’s a Vancouver landmark!  There is always plenty of street parking at the corner of Kingsway and East 12th or you can park for free upstairs.  Come say hello and I will make sure you leave with a smile on your face.  (Did that sound weird?)

And if you’d like to see my entire one-hour comedy DVD also for free, I have uploaded it to YouTube for your viewing pleasure.  I do have to warn you to put the kids to bed and hide from your boss.  I tend to use some colourful language in my stage show.  But here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H96rHwrLglw

Hollywood Harv Puni is a comedian from Richmond.  You can follow him on Twitter at @hollywood_harv or he can be reached at hollywoodharvcomedy@gmail.com

Tags: , , , ,





Featured

Samir Suhag

India’s top polo player and his wife narrowly escape death as their car bursts into flames

CEN AGENCY One of India’s top polo players has spoken of the moment he almost died when his car burst into flames as he was…
Continue Reading »

Rashida Samji

B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER – A B.C. Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100-million fraud….
Continue Reading »

crime-sexually touching minor

West Vancouver police looking for woman who yelled at man accused of inappropriately touching minor girl on bus

THE CANADIAN PRESS Police in West Vancouver are investigating a disturbing incident involving a man accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl on a bus….
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

BC Sikhs

Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
Continue Reading »

Rashida Samji

B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER – A B.C. Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100-million fraud….
Continue Reading »

crime-sexually touching minor

West Vancouver police looking for woman who yelled at man accused of inappropriately touching minor girl on bus

THE CANADIAN PRESS Police in West Vancouver are investigating a disturbing incident involving a man accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl on a bus….
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

BC Sikhs

Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
Continue Reading »

A hangman's gallows sits idle at the Benghazi Central Prison on March 1, 2011 on the outskirts of Benghazi, Libya. Inmates broke free of the prison during the uprising a week ago in the city. John Moore/Getty Images

Indian state offers fat pay raise in attempt to attract applicants to jail hangman job

RAMESH BABU HINDUSTAN TIMES The Indian state of Kerala is offering a pay raise worth thousands of dollars in an attempt to attract more men…
Continue Reading »

An Indian woman herds her cattle past an almost dried-up water body on the outskirts of Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Delayed monsoon rains have raised fears of possible drought in some regions with the meteorological department reporting an acute deficit in rainfall in many areas, according to news reports. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

Armed bandits demand north Indian villagers deliver 35 buckets of water a day during drought

BISWAJEET BANERJEE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LUCKNOW, India — Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35…
Continue Reading »

Narinder Kaur Kalsi, who has been on life support, since a domestic dispute at her Surrey home last week has died. Kalsi was pronounced dead just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, said police. Her husband Beldev Singh Kalsi was arrested and charged in connection to her death. — Facebook Photo.

Surrey temple president charged with murder as wife dies in hospital after alleged domestic assault

CHERYL CHAN  VANCOUVER DESI The charge against a former Surrey temple president has again been upgraded after his wife, who suffered severe injuries in an…
Continue Reading »

Sikh American designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia is featured in a Sikh American PSA. Screengrab/YouTube.

U.S. organization launches first-ever Sikh American PSA featuring Waris Ahluwalia to combat racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI An American Sikh organization has created the first-ever Sikh American public service announcement in an effort to combat an ongoing “anti-turban bias” across…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Mary Kom’ to have world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

IANS Toronto – Priyanka Chopra-starrer “Mary Kom”, based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF),…
Continue Reading »

Nargis Fakhri

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri bruised, battered after shooting for “Devil” item number

SUBHASH K JHA IANS Mumbai – “Rockstar” fame actress Nargis Fakhri may be in bed resting it out after sustaining injuries while shooting her “devil”…
Continue Reading »

Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan speaks during an appearance on a television show in Mumbai  June 5, 2014. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Shah Rukh Khan’s one-year-old baby AbRam likes Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball

IANS Mumbai – Usually parents are cautious about their teenage children, but superstar Shah Rukh Khan is wary of his one-year-old son AbRam, who was…
Continue Reading »