How to Get Over a Guy in 723 Days (and Other Useful Things I Learned from Afghanistan, the Dildo Dory Grill, and PTSD)
Breaking up is hard to do. Breaking up after working in Afghanistan for four years and dealing with weird PTSD symptoms like crying whenever you hear Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” is just waaaaay harder. Newbie improv/sketch student and performer Judy Reid tells her (mostly) funny story of packing up her motorcycle and heading to Newfoundland, coping with crying jags, freaking out on public transit, and paying good money for shitty under-eye concealer while trying to find her way back to normal… and maybe even discovering something better along the way. Turns out that panicking on stage = less freaking out in life.
Half the profits from this show will be donated to Ottawa’s Improv Embassy to create an “Intro to Improv” class for people dealing with PTSD and anxiety.
A mix of theatre & storytelling, Drunk Girl explores the intimacy, terror and celebration of women who drink. We follow 2 enigmatic characters, asking why so many smart, high-achieving women love a drink or 10. Drunk Girl is that moment the party takes a turn, a rollercoaster of calorie-counting keg parties and false feminisms. Is the drunk girl a contemporary crisis or radical feminist?
Aspergers: A tale of a social misfit is a stand-up comedy show about Adam Schwartz coming to terms with his disability, efforts to try and make friends and win over the ladies.
“It is brilliantly awkward. You will love it.” 4 Stars – Edmonton Journal, 4 Stars – Edmonton Vue Weekly, 5 Stars – Winnipeg Free Press
How important is Art to a society? How will a culture be remembered if it has created no art? Multi award winning actor and playwright Pierre Brault, portrays multiple characters in this homage to his two greatest loves; history and the theatre.
“Brault is pure actor, a pleasure to watch.” – The Sunday Independent (Ireland)
“Pierre Brault is a national capital treasure” – CBC Radio
WINNER BEST COMEDY ADELAIDE FRINGE WEEKLY AWARD 2018
WINNER BEST COMEDY PERTH FRINGE WORLD 2017
WINNER BEST COMEDY ADELAIDE FRINGE WEEKLY AWARD 2017
Josh Glanc completely sold out his 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival season. He won the Perth Fringe Comedy Award, the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Comedy Award, and sold out shows in Australia, Europe and Edinburgh, earning brilliant reviews.
He just finished smash hit seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide where Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian was nominated for the WA Arts Editor Award (the only comedy show to be nominated) and also won the 2018 Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award.
Glanc’s unique brand of surreal, character sketch comedy is not to be missed. Named by major Australian Broadsheet paper The Age as one of the country’s ‘most exciting emerging talents’. He is strange, surreal, sweet and side-splitting hilarious.
‘Glanc is spectacular. ★★★★½’ The Music
‘Ever stepped inside a tornado? Or climbed into Joshua Glanc’s head? Chances are it’s a no but my guess is they’d be one and the same. Surreal, frenetic, peculiar… indisputably energising. ★★★★’ – Herald Sun
‘Bizarre, provocative, random, clever … go see him ★★★★½’ – The Advertiser
‘brilliant beyond belief… brings comedy to a whole new level ★★★★★’ – The Fourth Wall (18 Feb 2018)
“Speechless. Every time I have been privileged to see Josh Glanc in action I leave beaten up by originality, bravery and unadulterated wit. There is a reason he has been nominated and won multiple awards from a range of festivals… I think this type of comedy would be called Comedy Design. Everything is thought through, whether planned or in the moment, it’s all crazily cohesive. Keeping up with Josh isn’t an option. You have to surrender yourself to the ride.” – IN REVIEW (26 October 2017)
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YOU ARE A LIAR!!
But do you lie about love?
Award winning trickster, Red Bastard, stimulates your moral highs and lows as he asks each audience:
WHAT ARE THE RULES OF LOVE?
A hilarious ★★★★★ explosion of fun for singles, couples and anyone who’s dared to adore.
You’ll never look at your fellow audience members the same after this hilariously fun 5-star affair that exposes how we love and why. Former Cirque du Soleil Clowns Eric Davis and Aitor Basauri have created a mind-warping show for singles, couples and anyone who’s dared to adore.
★★★★★ -Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Just go… Hilarious and beautifully written… a tantalizing experience as funny as it is unforgiving. There really is nothing quite like it.”
★★★★★ -The Adelaidian
“An unquestionable must see! Hysterically funny… thought provoking… unforgettable performance.”
★★★★★ -Broadway Baby
Perfectly crafted… a show about lies, love and the lies we tell about love… A bacchanal buffet of frank admissions and delicious guilt.
★★★★★ -Get The Chance
“Hilarious, shocking and fantastic! You cannot help but laugh. Precise and perfect.”
★★★★★ -GLAM ADELAIDE
“Graceful, funny and confronting… Red Bastard raptures the audience.”
The show to see… Never to be forgotten… Utterly spellbinding, even tender. A full standing ovation from the deliriously happy packed room.
Go! Eric Davis is a Master. Hilariously shocking… deliciously rude… Makes us question our moral reasoning- admitting secrets and debating (as he) drags us willingly into his world.
– Across The Arts
A show about a dog; by a dog; for a dog. The family’s older dog had to move to the farm, it was a sad day. But, one day soon after that, the family returned home with a puppy. Still sad about his big brother, the dog of the house was not pleased with four new paws on his turf, at first..
You know they say everyone has got a novel in them?
Well, you know what it’s called, that novel we’ve all got in us?
It’s called I, IDIOT.
With verbal and physical buffoonery, Jem Rolls cartoons the personal and the universal in his own intercontinental epic of blundering idiocy.
33,333 muckups. And counting.
Jem has received 40+ ***** reviews and 200+ ****.
Jem’s last show: The Inventor Of All Things: ***** CBC, ***** Winnipeg Free Press, ***** Edmonton Journal.
Best of Fest, Ottawa Fringe 2017.
More Fringe festivals than anyone on earth.
“Hold still Jem, I’m going in.”
You’ve heard his music on TV with Actors like Kevin Nealon, or athletes like Chris Bosch & Arnold Palmer. Award winning songwriter has opened for acts like Keith Urban, toured 3 continents, and now turns his experiences into a one hour show. We’ll take a comedic look behind the music, sharing stories, original songs & taking audience requests (Top 40, Country, Classic rock).
FREE CD with entry.