Venue 5 – La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins - Studio B

BEST OF FEST – La Nouvelle Scène – Studio B

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SUNDAY, JUNE 24

On closing night, the Festival’s best selling shows – one from each of the Fringe’s six lottery venues – will stage a round of encore performances.

Best of Fest winners will be announced online on Friday, June 22, with the performances serving as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe. Ticket revenue from these performances are split 50/50 between the artist and the Festival.

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.

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Dating Myself

Rob Corbett

A romantic comedy with a big heart on. Computer dating in your 50’s sucks and blows but sometimes that’s a good thing. Join our hero on his journey of surviving and celebrating love, sex, distance, kinda open relationships, and dad bods. Losing yourself and finding what you really want? That’s a reason to swipe right.

3 reasons why you should come and see DATING MYSELF:
1) Where else can you laugh at a naked, grown man with a less than perfect body and not feel like an asshole?
2) Because we’ve all been confused about love, sex, relationships, middle age, distance relationships or internet dating. If you’ve never been confused by any of these things, then go see one of the other awesome fringe shows, this one will confuse you.
3) Because neurotic, big-hearted, romantic comedies are awesome.

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Warning: contains nudity.

Agent Madeleine

Chlesea MacKay

1944. War. In London, a secret government organization is given one command: “Set Europe ablaze”. Captive in a Nazi prison, Agent Madeleine fights to keep hope alive. To not reveal anything, even her remarkable story, even her name. This is the story of the most unlikely of heroines, a woman who shattered stereotypes and sacrificed everything to be named Britain’s first Muslim war heroine.

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Red Bastard: Lie With Me

lawrence eric davis

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.
-The Scotsman

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

The Music Buffet with Rory Gardiner

Rory Gardiner

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.

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Fool Muun Komming! [BeBgWundrful/YEsyes/4sure.Hi5.TruLuv; SpankSpank:SOfun_Grate_Times]

Sam Kruger

An otherworldly being is coming to meet you. Hurtling towards Earth inside a gigantic asteroid, it comes in peace! It loves humans, It would never hurt you. Well, not intentionally… With whiplash physicality, and kaleidoscopic imagination, École Philippe Gaulier grad Sam Kruger, presents a love letter to Sci-Fi and oddballs everywhere.

Winner: Outstanding Solo Performance – London Fringe

CLIT WIT!

Colette Kendall

From the 3X Canadian Comedy Award Nominated creator of THE COCKWHISPERER-A Love Story comes CLIT WIT-A Feminist Rude Awakening! A shoddy at best feminist navigates a life of CCM bikes, novelty t-shirts, middle-age, love at first sight and other similar nightmares.

“A fearless performer, her candor is often shocking but it’s also hilarious” – Georgia Straight

“A Masterful storyteller” – 5 Stars Ed Sun

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