Cheyenne Rouleau; Photo by Sewari Campillo

A Cultch and Neworld Co-Presentation in association with Rumble Theatre

Fat Joke

Written and performed by Cheyenne Rouleau

Neworld Theatre (Vancouver)
World Premiere

The Femme Festival is made possible with the support of Charlotte and Sonya Wall Arts Fund

APRIL 25–MAY 05, 2024

Box Office Hours

Phone: 604-251-1363

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

A Cultch and Neworld Co-Presentation in association with Rumble Theatre

Written and Performed by: Cheyenne Rouleau
Director: Chelsea Haberlin
Dramaturg: Jiv Parasram
Set Designer: Jennifer Stewart
Assistant to Set Designer: Naju Ururahy
Sound Designer: Mary Jane Coomber
Lighting and Projection Designer: Andie Lloyd Costume
Designer: Jessie Jade Churchill
Stage Manager: Jasmin Sandhu
Community Development Consultant: Layla Cameron
Accessibility Consultant: Siobhan Barker

Artistic Director: Chelsea Haberlin
Managing Director: Alen Dominguez
Producer: Raes Calvert Community
Engagement Manager: Angelica Schwartz
Community Outreach Coordinator: Alexa Fraser
Production Manager: Raes Calvert
Technical Director: Jamie Sweeney
Assistant Technical Director: Brianna Bernard
Video Editor: Pedro Augusto Meza


Photos of Cheyenne Rouleau, Chelsea Haberlin, and team by Baevocative


Ticket Prices

General Admission: $35 

Indigenous Pricing

Self-identifying Indigenous patrons can get tickets (sections A / A+) for just $15!

Use promo code: Indigenous

Valid for performances APR 25–MAY 05
Not applicable for Anniversary show (APR 30)

Cultch Connects:

Our Cultch Connects program provides free tickets for families, community groups, artists, and others who might not be able to otherwise experience our shows. If you would like to learn more about how to access Cultch Connects tickets, please reach out to [email protected].

Anniversary Pricing

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are offering $25 tickets to select performances of Fat Joke!

ASL Performance

Join us for an ASL Performance on April 30! $15 tickets are available for self-identifying Deaf patrons.


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.