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Thursday
19
APR

Comedy Show + book launch of Property Values by Charles Demers

20:00
23:00
Arsenal Pulp Press
Event organized by Arsenal Pulp Press

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Do you like to hear and read funny words? Do you enjoy entertainment that is both cool and fun? Come for the Cool! Fun! comedy show with Toronto's most hilarious comedians! Stay for the Cool! Fun! Toronto debut world premiere of Charles Demers new novel Property Values!

Featuring jokes by:
Charles Demers
Evany Rosen
Arthur Simeon
Jordan Foisy

Free event
19+
Books available for purchase

What the publisher says about PROPERTY VALUES:
The worlds of urban gentrification, overpriced real estate, and gang violence collide in this wry and sardonic crime novel by author and comedian Charles Demers (Vancouver Special, The Horrors).

As a shaky truce between suburban gangsters starts to unravel, schlubby civilian Scott Clark has other things on his mind: if he can't afford to buy out his former father-in-law, Scott's about to lose the only house he's ever called home. In Vancouver's red-hot real estate market, he doesn't have a chance--until he and his best friends take the last-ditch measure of staging a drive-by shooting on the property to push down the asking price. But when Scott's pretend gangland stunt attracts the attention of real criminals, his make-believe crew soon finds itself in the middle of a deadly rivalry.

With wicked humour and a brilliant cast of desperate characters, Property Values explodes the crime novel genre while exploring the absurd lengths to which a man will go to in order to hold onto his home in today's market.

What smart and funny people say about PROPERTY VALUES:

"Demers' book reflects the very real struggle and desperation of average folks just trying to get a fair shake in an unfair world. Thankfully, he's hilarious and the story of a great bad idea that goes very bad is compelling, moving, and FUNNY!"
―Marc Maron, actor-comedian

"Property Values is an absolute pleasure: incisive, LOL comedic, emotional, and full of insightful juxtapositions that define living in Vancouver. Charles Demers has brilliantly twisted a crime novel with a demented coming of age tale and in doing so, expands our definitions of home, family and self-worth."
―Mina Shum, filmmaker, Meditation Park and Double Happiness

"A searing commentary on the commodification of homes and the displacement of lower and middle classes should be neither funny nor entertaining, yet here we are with Charles Demers' hilarious new novel. Like the best literary satire, the jokes are so densely and smartly packed into each page that you forget this is about serious stuff. And trust me: you will, as the non-cool kids say, guffaw out loud."
―Paul Bae, executive producer of "The Big Loop" and "The Black Tapes"

Venue

Comedy Bar