Fat Joke (Touring)

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Fat Joke (Touring)

Premiering April 25-May 5, 2024

The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab


“As a fat person, I never thought of myself as “sexy.” Society never allowed me to. It just wasn’t in my cards. So I got funny.” – Cheyenne Rouleau


A fusion of stand-up comedy, storytelling, and unapologetic fact-blasting, Fat Joke thrusts fatphobia into the spotlight. Cheyenne Rouleau surgically dissects this seldom-discussed subject with a razor-sharp wit that leaves the audience confronting their assumptions. Brace yourself for a social commentary that challenges conventions, sparks crucial conversations, and keeps you laughing in the process.


*For more information about seating, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.


Created and Performed by Cheyenne Rouleau

Directed by Chelsea Haberlin

Dramaturgy by Jiv Parasram

Set Design by Jenn Stewart

Sound Design by Mary Jane Coomber

Projection Design by Andie Lloyd

Costume Coordination by Jessie Jade Churchill

Stage Managed by Jasmin Sandhu

Community Development Consultant, Layla Cameron

Accessibility Consultant, Siobhan Barker

Community Outreach Coordinator, Alexa Fraser


Check out our accessible Easy to Read Guide for the show here!


Content Warning: This show contains significant discussion of fatphobia and diet culture. Additionally, it contains sensitive themes, including depictions of child predators and mentions of abortions, complicated pregnancies, cannibalism, misogyny, slavery, eugenics, racism, systemic oppression, and sexual assault. And it’s really funny. Promise.

Creative Team

Siobhan Barker
Mary Jane Coomber
Layla Cameron
Jiv Parasram
Jessie Jade Churchill
Jenn Stewart
Jasmin Sandhu
Cheyenne Rouleau
Chelsea Haberlin
Andie Lloyd
Alexa Fraser

Note on Seating:

Hello our Fat and Fabulous Friends!

We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us at Fat Joke.

Below is some information about our seats at the Vancity Culture Lab that are available to you. All seats are general admission. Below is some information on the seats that we have available.

If you would like to reserve any of the seats available below, please select the ticket type labelled seat request, and our box office will reach out to you shortly after your purchase to take your requests. Please note all tickets are subject to availability.

This includes:

  • 12 large chairs (up to 1000lbs): 23.5 (deep) x 31.25 (wide) x 17.5 (height) inches. No armrests.
  • Variety of couches.
  • Regular theatre seats: 16.5 (deep) x 17.5 (wide) x 15.5 (height) inches. Immovable armrests.

Please feel free to contact our box office should you have any further questions or concerns. Our box office is open M-Sat 12-4PM at 604-251-1363 or email us at boxoffice@thecultch.com.


The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival,

The Province of British Columbia,

The Canada Council for the Arts,

Rumble Theatre. 

Community Partner, KDocsFF

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