Save the Rio Telethon at the Rio Theatre

On Sunday, April 1, Vancouver comedians Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha will be your co-hosts for an amazing, old-school style 30-hour #SaveTheRioTelethon fundraising event at the Rio Theatre.

Over the course of 30 hours, Fell and Maliha will co-host a cavalcade of some of the greatest stars/future-stars/all-around-cool people that have ever graced the Rio Theatre’s stage. Get ready for an old-school telethon with your favourite comedians, burlesque dancers, musicians, improv artists, singers, bands and more! Yes, you read that right – a solid 30 hours’ worth of entertainment to count down to the final hours of the Rio Theatre’s, #SavetheRio campaign.

For more information on the Rio’s #SavetheRio campaign and to donate to it directly, head to:

Sunday April 1
Doors 5:00 pm | Event starts 6:00 pm (until midnight on April 2!)

2 Day Pass $30.00 advance  (Full in-and-out privileges throughout the 30-hour telethon; required for entry) / $35.00 at the door, (PLUS a donation if you want)

Single Entry Tickets $15 Advance/ $18 at the door

Advance tickets available —> HERE

*This event is 19+ w/ID only for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.

As the Rio Theatre enters its final days of the #SavetheRio IndieGoGo campaign to, #SavetheRio, what better way to usher in the new era than by having a good old fashioned, Muppet movie style, old-school telethon? During the 30 hour festivities, Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha will be your co-hosts bringing you some of the greatest performers the Rio has ever had! Plus, special guests, guest appearances, prize giveaways and of course that giant tote board on the screen to see just how close we’re getting to our final IndieGoGo numbers!!

Scheduled Performers (subject to change)
The Gentlemen Hecklers
Instant Theatre Company: Improvised Shakespeare
The Fictionals Comedy Co.
Storm Crow Tavern Storm Crow Alehouse Trivia w. Eric Fell & Mister Nickel
Story Story Lie
C.R. Avery Words & Music
Kitty Nights West‘s Burgundy Brixx and The Purrfessor
Toby Hargrave
Roman Mancini
So many more to be added!

Charlie Demers
Simon King
Katie-Ellen Humphries
Gina Harms
Roman Mancini
Shakespeare After Dark
Oli Maughan
Melanie Rose
Ross Dauk
Lydia King
TJ Dawe


Science Demonstrations from Science World
Magic by Travis Bernhardt
Storm Crow Trivia with Eric Fell and Mister Nickel
A phone call from Shirley Gnome
Celebrity Appearances by Bonnie Kilroe
Blood & Iron

If you’re interested in performing please send an email to [email protected]


Set Times Announced! Subject to change*

April 1st 6pm- April 2nd 12AM!

18:00 Eric and Patrick
18:30 Geekenders
19:00 Shakespeare After Dark
19:30 Getaway Van
20:00 Charlie Demers (Stand-up)
20:30 Darcy Michael
21:00 April O’Peel
22:00 Fab Fourever
22:50 Oli Maughan
23:00 Kathleen McGee
23:15 Colin Sharp
23:30 Talk Felty To Me
0:00 Queerprov
12:30 StormQuiz
1:00 Melanie Rose
1:10 Ross Dauk
1:30 Chica
1:50 Eric and Patrick
2:00 Ed Konyha (Stand-up)
4:00 Live Streaming: Dead Space 2
6:00 Flash Gordon Riff
6:30 Sleep Deprivation Theatre
7:30 Megan Milton
7:45 Live Streaming: Darkwing Duck
8:30 Katie-Ellen Humphries
9:00 Kyle Bottom
9:30 Harris Anderson
10:00 Training Videos
10:30 Sara Bynoe
11:00 John Cullen
11:20 Suzy Rawsome
11:30 Paul Anthony
12:00 Tanner McCoolman
12:05 Marlene Swidzinski
12:15 Matty Vu
12:25 Alannah Brittany
12:35 Roman Mancini
13:00 Science World
13:30 Travis Bernhardt
13:45 Eric and Patrick
14:00 Fusionstein
14:30 Barbara Beall (Glow poi, then Stand-up Comedy)
14:45 Ben McGinnis
15:00 Mike The Magician
15:30 Gina Harms
15:40 East Van Opry
16:30 TJ Dawe
17:00 Maddy Kelly
17:10 Chris Griffin
17:30 Bonnie Kilroe
18:00 Gentlemen Hecklers
18:30 Elisha Tatiana
18:40 Cass King and The Next Right Thing
19:00 Improv against Humanity
20:00 Story Story Lie
20:30 Fatima Dhowre
20:40 Kevin Banner
20:50 Eric and Patrick
21:00 Simon King
21:30 Kitty Nights
22:30 CR Avery

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About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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