Comedy

God of Carnage

Yasmina Reza

Two couples get together to discuss an altercation their children had on the playground the day before. What starts out as a civilized conversation, soon escalates into a world-win of savagery and chaos. Lines are crossed, phone calls are made, hamsters are murdered, vomit is induced, and rum is drank. Join Stendhal X on this shamelessly immersive journey.

Banned In The USA

Gerard Harris

James Bond was my boyhood hero but I didn’t become a spy. Really. So why is a superpower trying to mess with me? Find out in the iNSAne, action-packed true story of a British secret agent comic’s exploits in cybersecurity, border security and job insecurity on a simple MI5sion impossible of high-altitude stakes, fake nations & improvised murder.

“Hugely talented, a cut above most storytellers” – CBC

The Biscuiteater

Jim Loucks

**THE FINAL TWO PERFORMANCES OF THIS SHOW HAVE BEEN CANCELLED**

 

Jim Loucks’ rollicking solo performance, based loosely on his childhood, told in his Southern storytelling style with songs and humor. Granddaddy was his hero, a big man with a bigger personality, haunted by his days as Chief of Police. As he nears the end of his life, he seeks redemption through teaching his grandson to respect life and to respect himself. A moving tribute to an imperfect hero. Winner- “Best Solo Performance”- Tucson Fringe 2017.

“Loucks has the master storyteller’s art locked.” CRITIC’S PICK Cincinnati CityBeat

“Loucks is an excellent performer, and theatergoers should watch for him in any future shows. The Biscuiteater is recommended for all.” Central Texas Live Theatre

“A powerful piece about guns, death, and dignity.” Arts in LA

Written & Performed by Jim Loucks
Directed & Developed by Lisa Chess
Produced by Deb Loucks

Follow Jim on Facebook at facebook.com/cemeterygolfjimloucks
On Twitter at @_Biscuiteater
Website: jimloucks.com

The Date

Phoebe Webber

Dating isn’t easy. Phoebe has a blind date. As a woman of a certain age, she knows what to expect. Join her as she waits for his arrival with a calm maturity that is in no way influenced by her fear of the unknown. Plus various opera arias.

A Brief History of Petty Crime

Jimmy Hogg

The British comedian, storyteller and Fringe favourite returns with tales of juvenile delinquency; physical, fast-paced, hilarious storytelling with a car crash and plenty of tangents.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY: 2009, 2011

“Part Rik Mayall, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard, bellowing British comedy-actor Jimmy Hogg whips around the stage like an excitable Labrador puppy. Hysterically tangential.” – Now Toronto

Becoming

Erum Khan

A woman confined in purgatory grapples with fractured memories of her life. Inspired by the work of avant-garde filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist Maya Deren, Becoming delves into a stream of consciousness exploration of our identities and their ongoing metamorphosis of continued motion through discontinued space. Developed at the Emerging Creators Unit at Buddies. Directed by Liz Peterson.

Photo credit: Dahlia Katz

The Shit Hot Shit Show

Deborah Ring

The Shit Hot Shit Show is thrilled to showcase at Ottawa Fringe our best material along with some new sketches too. Laugh along with our gang of misfits including outdated phone sex operators, feral hipsters, disgruntled Oompa-Loompas and politician-lusting inanimate objects (based on a true story, probably). In fact we have so many sketches, we don’t have room for other acts this time around – just shit hot skits. So get your tickets and join us, have a drink and laugh at LIVE on Elgin!

 

Staying Alive

Janice Israeloff & Michael Smith

Comedian and Recreation Therapist Janice Israeloff shares stories of the horror and joy of aging: a geriatric survivor’s guide drawn from personal experiences of growing old while providing therapy for very old people with Alzheimer’s. Be prepared to laugh and cry. BYOAD (Bring Your Own Adult Diapers).

“…a stand-and-deliver approach…moving, funny and uplifting…” – Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator.

NEW WORK

Lip Service

Ashley Whitehead & Natalie Tin Yin Gan

They’re pink! They’re passionate! They’re practically perfect in every play. Through saucy song and aggressive choreography, this hilarious duo dives into cheeky vulva personas in search of acceptance of themselves and of each other.

“Clever, fascinating, and absorbing” – Plank Magazine

“Humorously subverts societal expectations in unexpected ways” – Vandocument

NEW WORK