Cheyenne Rouleau; Photo by Sewari Campillo

The Cultch and Neworld Theatre Present

Fat Joke

Written and performed by Cheyenne Rouleau

Neworld Theatre (Vancouver)
World Premiere

APRIL 25–MAY 05, 2024

Box Office Hours


Monday 12 -6pm
Tuesday through Saturday 12-4pm

Open 1 hour prior to every show

An unfiltered, hilarious interrogation of fatphobia. 

A mixture of stand-up comedy, storytelling, and fact-blasting, Fat Joke puts fatphobia under the spotlight. Drawing upon personal experience and research, comedian, actor, and writer Cheyenne Rouleau dissects this often-untalked-about topic with eviscerating wit. Think: Nanette by Hannah Gadsby meets Inside by Bo Burnham.

This one-person show invites us to confront assumptions. It’s all the stuff people don’t feel comfortable talking about turned into a comedy show!

“As a fat person, I never thought of myself as ‘sexy.’ Society never allowed me to be. So I got funny.”—Cheyenne Rouleau

The Draw

Delivering far more than punchlines, Fat Joke will challenge the way you think about the word ‘fat’!

Don’t miss this new work, written by Cheyenne Rouleau, a co-creator of The After After Party, and produced by Neworld Theatre, the company that brought you Clean/Espejos and The Boy in The Moon.

Show Credits

Presented and Produced by Neworld Theatre (Vancouver)

Written and performed by Cheyenne Rouleau
Directed by Chelsea Haberlin
Dramaturged by Jiv Parasram

Ticket Prices

General Admission: $25

Anniversary Pricing

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are offering $25 tickets to select performances! That's two tickets for $50!


Thurs, Apr 25, 7:30PM

fri, Apr 26, 7:30PM

sat, Apr 27, 7:30PM

Sun, Apr 28, 2:00PM

Tues, Apr 30, 7:30PM

Wed, May 1, 7:30PM

thurs, May 2, 7:30PM

Fri, May 3, 7:30PM

Sat, May 4, 2:00PM

Sat, May 4, 7:30PM

Sun, May 5, 2:00PM

Evening Shows: 7:30 PM
April 25: Opening 
April 26, 27, 30
May 1–4

Matinees: 2:00 PM
April 28
May 4
May 5

Save up to 30%
with a Season Ticket Package!

Choose 5, Choose 3, and Flex Passes available

The Cultch offers American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances, Live Audio described performance in partnership with VocalEye and Relaxed Performances for a less restrictive environment. Those who do not require these accessibility features will not experience any disturbance to the performance.

Find out more about our Accessibile performance options.