“@zachsherwin’s crossword show brings all the best things together: comedy, crosswords, and hip hop.”
The Crossword Show is a live comedy performance hosted by Zach Sherwin (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Epic Rap Battles of History”) in which a panel of guest entertainers solves an actual crossword puzzle on stage in front of an audience, with everything displayed on a big screen so the crowd can follow along.
Every time the solvers decipher a clue, Zach launches the show down a rabbit hole that’s somehow related to the answer word. There’s a multimedia slide presentation, tons of comedy, wordplay, and pop culture trivia, and even a musical element: while the clues work like those in a normal crossword puzzle, they also happen to be rhyming hip hop lyrics.
You’ll laugh. You’ll be dazzled by the connection between the puzzle’s words and themes. You’ll even leave feeling like you learned something. And you absolutely do not need to be a crossword enthusiast to be enthralled by this unique, joyful experience!
Saturday, June 3
Doors 6:15 pm | Show 7:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Comedians solve a crossword puzzle live on stage, unlocking rabbit holes of comedy, music, and trivia with each clue they decipher.
*Minors OK (mild content warning.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. All seating is General Admission.
*Online ticket sales end an hour before showtime. All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.
*Unless otherwise noted, tickets are also available for purchase at the door.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
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
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