Comedy

Hotter Than Potter

Keith Brown

Expect the unexpected from world-class Magician Keith Brown with his new show Hotter Than Potter. Keith has inspired wonder in over 17 countries and counting. Toronto’s Best Magician & he’s not even from Toronto! See it to believe it! It’s Absolute Magic!

★★★★★ “Don’t Miss This!” -CBC

“You’re INCREDIBLE!” -Dave Grohl

“Mind-bending, mind-boggling and mind-blowing!” -Orlando Sentinel

NEW WORK

Xave Ruth: Music + Comedy + Math

Xave Ruth

Xave Ruth writes comedic songs about love, robots, bicycles, science, people named Steve, and two or three other things. Math teacher by day, his teacherly impulses creep into his show in the form of games, crafts, audience participation, and math-music-pattern-experiments. Come hear some music, laugh some laughs, and play some bingo!

NEW WORK

The Iliad for Dummies

Lauriane Lehouillier, Julie Malenfant & Valérie Soares

Homer’s The Iliad is a complex epic poem that intricates war and politics among the livings and the Gods, making it almost impossible to understand thousands of years after it was first told! Using everyday objects, The Iliad for Dummies takes the essence of the story and vulgarizes it in a modern way that takes away its nobility, its pretension, its censorship and…its decency.

DEB Talks

Deborah Ring

DEB Talks: Some ideas are not worth spreading.

In this for-profit solo character comedy show, you are invited to watch some of the most non-expert experts talk words at you. DEB Talks 2017 is sketch comedy all about the spirit of radically thoughtless ideas.

People have said nice things about Deb: “Ring is deadly funny”, “seriously funny” and she “must have sketch comedy built into [her] DNA.”

Movin’ Melvin Brown: A Man, A Magic, A Music!

Melvin Brown

Let Movin’ Melvin Brown take you on a Musical journey (50’s-90’s) through his incredible life. Best described as ‘The last of the great Song & Dance Men’, his award-winning entertainment career spans 5 decades of singing, tap-dancing, storytelling & laughing with the best.

“Exceptional, sheer brilliance.” -Scotsman
★★★★★ “It’s a rare treat.” -The Age
“Brown was born to perform.” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby

He was a feature artist at Oprah Winfrey’s birthday party for Maya Angelou, he opened for Harry Connick Jr on his Australian tour, he’s appeared with legends such as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and James Brown – and now he’s coming to Ottawa!

A Man, A Magic, A Music has received five star reviews and sold out performances in main Arts Festivals around the world from Edinburgh to Adelaide, Avignon, Brighton, Hong Kong, Macau, Seattle, Edmonton… it’s a rare treat not to be missed!

Winner ‘People’s choice’ award in Vancouver.

“I urge you to go see this show.” -Annie Leo, Rip It Up Magazine
“This guy is beautiful. One of the best nights out possible.” -Steve Jones, dB magazine

BLIND TO HAPPINESS

Tim C. Murphy

A socially awkward dishwasher, his cat, positive psychology, some beer, and perhaps life’s most important question – is happiness a choice?

Best of Fest –  2016 Toronto Fringe

“One of the best the Fringe has to offer. ” -Montreal Gazette
“Engaging and inspiring.” -NYTheatre
✭✭✭✭✭ “Beautiful. A must see!” -Ignite FM Winnipeg
✭✭✭✭ “Thought-provoking.” -Eye Weekly
✭✭✭✭ -Winnipeg Free Press
✭✭✭✭ -Torontoist

Szeretlek: A Hungarian Love Story

The Grand Salto Theatre

Based on a true story. Romance blossoms in post WW2 Hungary when a school teacher from the city meets the village intellectual. An impractical hat. A knife fight. A missing bird. The Grand Salto Theatre brings to life this unique courtship with mask, movement and song.

Praise for The Grand Salto Theatre:

4 stars / Critics pick -Saskatoon StarPhoenix

“Stroke of genius, Spur of the moment glee.” -Hoopla

NEW WORK

Who, Me.

Rob Lloyd

Doctor Who is about to face his greatest challenge: his number one fan.

Rob Lloyd (BBC America’s Doctor Who: Earth Conquest) is putting The Doctor on trial. Is Doctor Who (the television show) guilty of inciting in Rob a debilitating obsession, or has it shaped him into a well-rounded, mentally-sound member of society?

“A great show.” Terrance Dicks (Script Editor of Doctor Who 1969 to 1974)
“A truly funny man.” Katy Manning (Jo Grant. Doctor Who 1971 to 1973)

The Chronic Single’s Handbook

Randy Ross

A chronically-single guy takes a trip around the world hoping to change his luck with love. An unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors. Adult language and adult situations, including a visit to The Curious Finger Body Spa.
“Fun to watch. Four stars.” -Winnipeg FreePress
“Literary” “Raw” -DCMetroTheaterArts
“Sharply funny…a quality solo show.” -FringeReview
Writer-performer Randy Ross is the author of the comedy novel, “God Bless Cambodia.” In 2007, Ross took a trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English?” “Got Pepto-Bismol?” and “Where is evacuation helicopter?” The trip inspired his novel and one-man show, which has been featured at fringe festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland.