This past Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2011) Vancouver lost one of its longest-running comedy rooms. Coincidentally, it ended on its creator’s birthday.
For four years, Patrick Maliha’s Tuesday Night Comedy at Darby’s was something of an institution. Pros stopped by to workshop new material and amateurs longed to get a spot.
Its role will eventually be filled by another room, but for now, we remember it fondly.
Tons of amazing comics stopped by to say goodbye. You’ll see Carter Hortie, Mikey Wolfe, Lauren McGibbon, Peter Kelamis, Art Factora, Sean Emeny, Ivan Decker and, of course, Patrick Maliha in this video. Others who stopped by, but preferred not to be recorded, included Darcy Michael, Jane Stanton and Simon King.
P.S.: We have it on good authority that, despite our negative review, it’s not our fault the room shut down. It was something to do with new management and comedy shows not bringing in enough money.