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Hilarapy Comedy Therapy Course Final Show – DECEMBER 2022. (TBC)

Past Events

Connection Please! Hilarapy with Lizzie Allan

June 23, 2022

Connection Please! is a hilarious self-confessional-style stand-up comedy by British-born comedian Lizzie Allan. Guaranteed to bring you to tears with laughter with her unique brand of Hilarapy. Net proceeds from this show donated to Avalon Women’s Recovery Centre – White Rock

Connection Please! Hilarapy with Lizzie Allan

May 28th, 2022

Connection Please! is a hilarious self-confessional-style stand-up comedy by British-born comedian Lizzie Allan. Guaranteed to bring you to tears with laughter with her unique brand of Hilarapy. Net Proceeds from this show donated to Options Community Services.

Connection Please! Fundraiser

April 9th, 2022

A live comedy shows that tackles hard to talk about subjects by harnessing the power of comedy. Self-styled comedy therapist Lizzie is coming in hot this chilly April to warm your funny bones and give you a humorous hug from 6 feet away. Connection Please! Lizzie Allan will bring her British wit to New Westminster.

Presented by Rec Recovery Soccer Association

Connection Please!

March 17th - 19th, 2022

Bringing her British wit to British Columbia, self-styled comedy therapist Lizzie is coming in hot this chilly February to warm your funny bones and give you a humorous hug from 6 feet away. Connection Please!

Comedian, TEDx talker, writer, and creator of award-winning Hilarapy, Lizzie Allan is best known for her honest, shame-busting, stigma-smashing Stand-up Comedy. Connection Please! is a must-see, up and coming, lost and found, spinning out, confessional, laugh-a-minute intimate evening of comedy with the human who brought you [un]expecting.


July 1st, 2021 on various streaming services

Hilarapy your local laugh experts, will be bringing you a Sketch Comedy show about the citizens of White Rock on July 1, 2021.

Lizzie Allan (left) created Hilarapy as a way to process life through the lens of humour, therapy and community. Lizzie and her comedy crew got together to create something unique and hilarious, including a rap and music video about how brilliant the White Rock community is.

Watch here

June 19th, 2021 Via ZoOm

Come join us for an afternoon of laughter as our Hilarapy members perform some of their outrageous stand-up sets using comedy to lighten hearts. Tickets are free! Read more about it in the Peace Arch News.

Mar 27h, 2021 via zoOm

Hilarapy Founder Lizzie Allan joined other spectacular speakers at this year’s TEDx Bear Creek Park event.

In her talk, Lizzie challenges the way we view mental illness, trauma, and loss and highlights how comedy therapy helps the individual embrace the dark as the key to truly knowing the light.

Learn more about Lizzie Allan here

Jan 10th, 24th, Feb 7th & 21st, 2021 via zoOm

Hilarapy presented four Free Laughing Yoga Parties in January and February to help many with those dead-of-winter dreary feelings. People just needed to register for the one they want and show up. We did the rest. Laughing Yoga is known to release the “feel good” chemicals that boost our mood, aid our immune system, reduce stress, and diminish depression while helping our skin glow! It’s truly a powerful modality and an effective social isolation solution. If you’ve ever laughed in your life, you’re in!

All ages and abilities welcome! No mats required! No experience! No special clothing! Just bring your desire to laugh.

Party is FREE to the public.

Hilarapy Virtual Stage

Dec 12th, 2020 via zoOm

Hilarapy members performed some of their outrageous stand-up sets using comedy to lighten hearts and vulnerability to bare their souls on December 12th, 2020. Our comedians touched on hilarious topics including the advantages of being an over-functioning person; core orgasm shame; accepting your body; ironic sports; chicken wings; poo pride and the joys of a Zoom society.

To learn how you can perform, click here to learn about our program

Laughter Yoga HOliday Party

Dec 13th & 20th, 2020 @10am via zoOm
Free events

Hilarapy presents free Laughing Yoga Holiday Parties in December to lift the souls and spirits of the community during the festive season! We recognize that so many people are doing such great work during this difficult time and we would love to add our energy to the pot. The season needs laughter!

To join the party, register here

Seniors Seasonal Comedy Café
FreE Event

Dec 16th, 2020 @ 1pm via zoOm

Enjoy a fun lively afternoon from your safe home, enjoy a beverage and the show with others. Blue Frog Studio Program featuring HILARAPY with Lizzie Allan & Friends
Steve ‘Elvis’ Elliott
With MC Santa Gordie Hogg & Draw PRIZES! Register here

Mother-Drum Healing Arts International Conference with keynote speaker Lizzie Allan

Dec 5th, 2020 9-12pm via zoOm

MODHAFEST 2020 The Arts, a Strong Tool to Bridge the Gap Between Stigma and Wellness. Lizzie Allan, Keynote Speaker – Topic: Comedy as a Tool to Smash Shame and Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and Addiction.
Get your ticket here

Lizzie Allan Mental Health Needs Networking Event Comedy as Therapy Talk 2019

MHNN Knowledge Exchange meeting

Feb 19th, 2020 - Township of Langley

Lizzie Allan is the guest speaker at the Mental Health Needs Networking event. Her presentation is called “Comedy as Therapy?” This event is attended by mental health professionals and community members.

Addictive Comedy White Rock Famous Show


Feb 8th, 2020 - Peninsula Productions

Hilarapy Presents #WHITEROCKFAMOUS featuring Lizzie Allan, Karina Cebuliak, and Ellen Bradley-Cheung. This triple threat of talent brings you an evening of stand-up comedy, improv, lip sync battles, and of course, their famous Quiz Addiction Time. SOLD OUT Event.

Vancouver Alano Club Lonely Hearts Comedy Slam 2019

Lonely Hearts Club Comedy Slam

Feb 14th, 2020 - Alano Club Vancouver

Our graduates performed beautifully at this event celebrating sobriety and proving that life in recovery does not have to be boring!
Hosted by Comedian and Host, Richard Lett

Addictive Comedy Therapeutic Comedy Student Graduate Showcase November 2019

Addictive Comedy Student Showcases

Nov 16th & 23rd, 2019 - Elks Hall

Our November Class graduates of the Therapeutic Comedy Course took to the stage at Elks Hall in White Rock. Read the news article for this show.

White Rock 5 Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival 2019

White Rock 5 Corners Buskers & Comedy Festival

Sept 28th, 2019 - Laura's Coffee Corner, White Rock

Local White Rock comedian and Addictive Comedy visionary Lizzie Allan in the intimate Laura’s Coffee Corner as part of the 5 Corners Buskers & Comedy Festival! Presented by the City of White Rock in partnership with the White Rock BIA. The lineup for this event includes Lisa Person, Richard Lett, Ryan Lachance, Karina Cebuliak, Jirair Garabedian, Chris Doherty, Jacques Lalonde, and MC Ellen Bradley-Cheung!

Madhatters Tea and Fashion Fundraiser 2019

Mad Hatter's Tea and Fashion Fundraiser

Sept 22nd, 2019 - Elgin Hall, Surrey

A comedy fundraiser tea and fashion show with prizes, entertainment and more. We raised over $6500 to support the Addictive Comedy Bursary and The Launching Pad Addiction Rehabilitation Society. Read the news article about this show.

Lizzie Allan (un)expecting One Woman Show white Rock Players Club August 2019


August 9th & 10th, 2019 - White Rock Playhouse

Artificial insemination coupled with internalized homophobia sets the stage for an hilarious redemptive expose of shame! The brilliant solo debut from UK comedy therapist, Lizzie Allan. Read the review about this show.

Edgewood 25th Celebration Addictive Comedy Show Nanaimo

25th Anniversary Celebration of Edgewood Treatment Centre

April 14th, 2019 - Malaspina Theatre, Nanaimo

Addictive Comedy performed  two shows at the Malaspina Theatre in Nanaimo to celebrate Edgewood’s 25th Birthday.  This show featured Lizzie Allan, Karina Cebuliak, Ellen Bradley-Cheung, Terry Wiebe, Carolyn Barone, Leanne Utendale, Anna Sheree, Tanya Horne, Aimie Wallace, and Anne Hosking

Addictive Comedy therapeutic Comedy show April 2019 Elgin Hall

Addictive Comedy Showcase

April 12th, 2019 - Elgin Hall, Surrey

This show featured our February Therapeutic Comedy Course Graduates and some of our support team. It was an amazing night where we ran 2 shows back to back. Read more about this show in the news.

Addictive Comedy The Crew One Night Only Show

Addictive Comedy - The Crew - One Night Only

Feb 22nd, 2019 - Elgin Hall, Surrey

This show featured Lizzie Allan, Karina Cebuliak, Ellen Bradley-Cheung, Anne Hosking, and a special appearance by Carolyn Bryson

Marijuana Anonymous Convention Addictive Comedy Show

MAW Convention

Feb 15th, 2019 - Richmond

Addictive Comedy opened the 25th Marijuana Anonymous World Convention, hosted for the first time in Canada. We are big fans of MA and grateful to have been there to support this great convention.

Addictive Comedy October Therapeutic Comedy Showcase october 2018

Addictive Comedy Showcase

Oct 19th & 20th, 2018 - Star of The Sea, White Rock

These two shows featured our graduates from the Fall 2018 Therapeutic Comedy Course. We were so proud of how far our graduates have come. Their performances were epic!

Recovery Day BC Addictive Comedy Show 2018

Recovery Day BC Fundraiser

June 16th, 2018 - Massey Theatre, New Westminster

Over 1000 fans packed the Massey Theatre in New Westminster to see Addictive Comedy perform to raise money exclusively for Recovery Day BC. Over $14,000 was raised from this show.

Addictive Comedy Fundraiser February 2018

Comedy Fundraiser

Feb 3 & 10th, 2018 - Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock

TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS in support for Avalon Recovery Society in White Rock – A society dedicated to helping women in recovery from addiction. Addictive Comedy raised over $10,000 from these shows. Read about this show in the news here.

Addictive Comedy Comedy Fundraiser September 2017

Comedy Fundraiser

Sept 22, 2017 - White Rock Elementary Theatre

SOLD OUT SHOW. Raised over $6,400 for the Launching Pad Addiction Rehabilitation Society- An abstinence based mens recovery house. Read about this show in Peace Arch News here.

Addictive Comedy First Comedy Show White Rock June 2017

Addictive Comedy takes over White Rock

June 2 2017 - Centennial Centre, White Rock

Our first Addictive Comedy in Canada. We are now a firm fixture in White Rock, B.C. Addictive Comedy raises money and awareness about abstinence based recovery. Please note that our jokes are about anything and everything. There is life after drink and drugs and we can, and do have fun! We are not affiliated with any particular modality of recovery. All are welcome including “normal” people. Everyone is recovering from something because BEING ALIVE IS TRAUMATIC.