Varieté: Queer Comedy and Burlesque!

Created by Small Fish & How Queer! | Origin: Ottawa
Arts Court Studio

Show Details

Join co-hosts Capital Pride and Ottawa Fringe for a night of Queer entertainment! The night will start off with Small Fish: a comedy and variety show by Glenys Marshall and Maggie Harder. Followed by How Queer!: a bilingual burlesque act hosted by Oliver Easy and Victoria Vermouth. This exciting event is part of both the undercurrents festival and winter pride.

Rejoignez les co-organisateurs Fierté Capitale et Ottawa Fringe pour une nuit de divertissement Queer ! La soirée débutera avec Small Fish : un spectacle de comédie et de variété par Glenys Marshall et Maggie Harder. Suivi par How Queer : un spectacle burlesque bilingue animé par Oliver Easy et Victoria Vermouth. Cet événement s’inscrit dans le cadre du festival undercurrents et de la Fierté Hivernale.

Content Notes

Mature Language, Sexual Content, Loud Music, Flashing Lights, Audience Participation.


  • Saturday, February 108:30pm
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About How Queer!

Join us for a celebration of the multi-faceted world of queer burlesque! How Queer aims to celebrate the diversity of queer bodies and performance styles local Ottawa performance artists have to offer. How Queer is proud to be a completely queer event from production to host to performer. Come indulge in an evening of queer revelry and joy!

Rejoignez-nous pour une célébration du monde aux multiples facettes du burlesque queer! How Queer vise à célébrer la diversité des corps queer et des styles de performance que les artistes locaux d’Ottawa ont à offrir. How Queer est fier d’être un événement complètement queer, de la production à l’animateur en passant par les interprètea. Venez vous offrir une soirée de réjouissances et de joie queer avec nous à How Queer le 10 février !


Oliver Easy and Victoria Vermouth are a queer and non-binary touring burlesque duo based in Ottawa, Canada. Known for their gender bending duets and eye-catching innovative costumes, they are an instantly recognisable pair in the Ottawa performing arts industry. Oliver and Victoria co-produce Bytowne Cabaret and pride themselves on their dedication to promoting Francophone and queer burlesque in the National Capital Region. They have toured internationally and performed at large queer festivals like Fierce International Performing Arts Festival in the USA as well as across Canada.

Oliver Easy et Victoria Vermouth sont un duo queer et non-binaire basés à Ottawa, Canada. Reconnus pour leurs duos sur scène axés sur la fluidité de genre ainsi que leurs costumes innovateurs et flamboyants, ils sont une paire instantanément reconnaissable dans l’industrie de l’art-performance à Ottawa. Oliver et Victoria sont co-producteurs du Bytowne Cabaret et sont fièrement dévoués à la promotion et à la mise en valeur d’art-performance burlesque francophone et queer dans la région. Iels ont performé internationalement dans de larges festivals queers tel que Fierce! International Performing Arts Festival aux États-Unis ainsi qu’à travers le Canada.

About Small Fish!

Welcome to Small Fish, the top variety show for marginalized communities in Ottawa and beyond! Small Fish is a comedy duo made up of Maggie Harder (they/them) and Glenys Marshall (she/her). They run the 8X SOLD OUT variety show of the same name at Irene’s Pub, which highlights marginalized voices in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. They also host a monthly open mic at Haven, improv classes at Arts Court, and SOLD OUT The Mayfair Theatre with a huge NYE Bash to ring in 2024. With 20 years of combined comedy experience, you’re sure to come away with some giggles and two new fishy friends to boot!

Small Fish has cooked up something special for undercurrents 2024. Powerhouse duo, Maggie Harder and Glenys Marshall, are bringing all-things-comedy, including standup, improv, musical comedy, and sketch. A gemini and a libra with 20 years of combined comedy experience – we promise you’ve never seen anything like this before. They can’t wait to steal your hearts (and your wallets at the merch table xoxo).

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