Could a common cold really have changed the course of history? At the 1812 Battle of Borodino, Napoleon has a lot on his mind while trying defeat the Russians. If only he could stop sneezing! Soon he must seek help from the unlikeliest of places: his loyal (but bumbling) valet, Claude Pagaille. Join our reluctant hero in this hilarious blast from the distant past.
James & Jamesy
“I CANNOT THINK OF A SHOW THAT WILL LEAVE YOU MORE PROFOUNDLY HAPPY THAN THIS” (Stage Door).
England’s 16-time BEST-OF-FEST winners, 3-time recipients of London’s IMPRESARIO Award, and 2016 Canadian Comedy Award winners, James & Jamesy accidentally flood the world with tea, clinging to their friendship and imagination to stay afloat. “One of the most popular Fringe duos ever” CBC.
★★★★★ “Outrageously funny, magnificently written.” -London Free Press
★★★★★ “Anything is possible.” -Torontoist
★★★★★ “An irresistible delight.” -Stage Door
Everyone has secrets, some are just dirtier than others. Inspired by Agatha Christie, ten strangers are lured to the middle of the Nevada desert to shoot a porno film with the promise of a huge payload. Little do they know they’ve been marked, not for their taste in entertainment, but for their taste for murder. Trapped by an erotic artist with a lust for blood, will any of them come out alive?
A BETTER PLAY THAN HAMLET is the keynote speech about Shakespeare’s play by a professor who, like the subject of his discourse, may or may not be going insane.
Written by LORNE ELLIOTT, performed by RICK COUSINS.
Lorne Elliott is unable to attend this year’s Ottawa Fringe in person, but has found a logical choice to play the part of a possibly insane professor–Rick Cousins, the fringiest member of the fringes of Ottawa’s fringe scene. “Typecasting,” says Rick. “You owe me one, buddy,” says Lorne. “Touché,” Rick replies, “Think anyone’ll notice the difference between a Canadian celebrity like you and a nobody like me?” “If they don’t, they’d have to be blind and deaf,” is Lorne’s all-too-honest answer. “So the secret is to keep the lights down low and hand out earplugs at the door…?” asks Rick. Lorne’s reply to THAT cannot be printed here.
Quest Friends Forever
Join us for an amazing adventure, the like of which will never be seen again! Literally. Quest Friends Forever is a completely improvised Fantasy Adventure based on the classic Role Playing Game: Dungeons & Dragons! The audience will control the story by rolling dice to aid (or hinder) the heroes. Will good prevail or will evil reign? It’ll be funny, it’ll be heartfelt and it. Will. Be. EPIC.
Nick Di Gaetano with Teddy Ivanova
Nick Di Gaetano is an inter-dimensional refugee. He is also an astronaut whacked out on light speed and a corporate spokesperson for Google. He is also one of the Eight Raccoon Kings of Great Garbage Land and a Cat who is also a Wizard. Join him for songs, comic monologues and video sketches in this space-time odyssey through the multiverse.
From 8 time Fringe Fest Award Winning Magician Tim Motley, creator of 2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick…
★★★★★ “Spellbound.” – Australian Stage.
A mind blowing mentalist collides with thrilling danger in an ALL NEW nail-biting film-noir murder mystery adventure. Featuring unbelievable magic tricks to confound the senses and a rapid fire comedy to fracture the funny bone, this hilarious psychic detective with the winning smile puts on a killer show… literally.
★★★★★ “Incredible mental abilities” -Edmonton Journal
★★★★★ “Dry wit and slick delivery” -Vancouver Sun
“A mind blowing mentalist show. Perfectly executed.” – The Revue
Ottawa Winner: “FUNNIEST SHOW”, London Fringe Festival Winner: “BEST OF FEST” Edmonton Fringe Festival Winner: “PICK OF THE FRINGE” -Victoria Fringe Festival Winner: “PATRON’S PICK”, Winnipeg Fringe Festival Winner: “CRITIC’S PICK” Cincy Fringe Festival
Kate Smith & Will Somers
Famed Australian children’s entertainers HOOTENANNY! have been touring the world together for the last decade, but it sure hasn’t been easy. Full of catchy songs, video segments and dance breaks, Hoot and Annie grit their teeth as they hurtle toward the final curtain.
“[They] are absolutely to die for…” ★★★★ -On Stage Magazine
WINNER Outstanding Ballyhoo Award, 2016 London Fringe Festival
Space Jameration: A Stand-up Special! Produced by Slippery Slope Productions.
Some people found movements; Greg Houston founded a generation. Somewhere between Gen X and the Millennials (and not the Pepsi Generation) is a silly, quirky group, known as the Space Jameration.
“Houston is definitely funny – great laughs.” -New Ottawa Critics
“Houston earns many laughs with his self-deprecating sense of humour.” -On Stage
Every show Houston will be joined by a special guest: Deborah Ring, Lauren and Amanda Do It, Crush Improv, Tavis Maplesden, Laura McLean, and more!