HOW I MET MY MOTHER

Jonathon Paterson

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

An irresponsible bachelor answers the call to care for his ailing mother, while reckoning with his bad-ass past. But will his new-found skills be enough? A true story of love, family and the power of redemption.

25 year Fringe veteran Jon Paterson (Outstanding Solo Show – London, Outstanding Male Performance – Orlando) premieres his first solo-written show on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit.


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Content Notes: Mental Health. References dementia. There is also mild profanity.

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Meatball Séance

John Michael

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

Did you hear John Michael has a new boyfriend? Oh yes! You and the new beau are cordially invited to meet John Michael’s mom. But she’s deceased… Sad. So he’s gonna summon her from the dead by cooking her famous meatballs onstage! Yay! Wait, what?

Meatball Séance is an interactive comedy. “One of the most outrageous and most original shows we’ll ever see, Don’t miss it -★★★★★, CBC.”


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Puzzles

Joanne Marcia John

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

Puzzles, a family drama that explores a mother-daughter relationship shrouded in guilt and denial, the consequences of a past tragedy. Daughter Gwen returns home after a long absence to reveal new information about her sister’s disappearance when they were children.


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Rachelle Rachelle

Rachelle Rachelle

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • M

“Exquisite performer” -Vue Weekly 20 year Fringe veteran, fabulous Rachelle Elie brings you her latest stand up comedy hour. She has performed in Just For Laughs Zoofest,Hub Cap Comedy Festival,Boston Women In Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Juste Pour Rire.Her CD Shit I’m In Love With You Again plays regularly on Just For Laughs Radio and she is featured on the JFLOriginals Label.


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Content note: Mature Language, Sexual content, swearing and mature themes like sex and drug use.


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Ready or Knot

Jamine Ackert and Pierre Brault

Have you ever loved someone so much that you’d marry them over and over again? Jamine & Pierre are doing just that and you’re invited. Seriously, GETTING MARRIED! Join the journey and watch the fun as two local comedians tie the knot! If you’ve missed a family wedding or event over this pandemic, join ours! Bring your good wishes, sign the guest book and get ready party! Reception to follow.


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There will be an element of improvisation and audience involvement.


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RELIQUARY

Scott McClelland

Reliquary: a container for sacred objects. Yet some things should never be opened.

Scott McClelland brings forth from his mysterious Wunderkammer cursed relics that seem to have a life of their own. A mixture of Magic, Theatre and Classic Horror LIVE on stage!

Scott McClelland has had TV Specials on A&E, The National Geographic Channel and TLC… Experience his newest production RELIQUARY!


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There are a few times the audience is brought up for participation. There is mild profanity a couple of times in the show, but nothing bad. 


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Snap!

Douglas Newham & Thomas Futter

  • 12 + fees
  • 50m
  • PG

In a world where a simple card game is treated like the ultimate sport, Todd tries to make it to the big leagues with pure luck. Facing down gruelling opponents like The Reformed Street Thugs and Shelle, the Snap Queen from west (west) Germany, will coach Bobson teach him the values of the game, or will Todd snap under pressure? Live broadcasted around the globe, welcome to the world of Snap!


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Content Note: In one scene, an actor will interact with an audience member in the crowd. Afterwards, the actor will invite two audience members on stage for a brief moment – no physical contact. There are two swear words (f*** and s***). Additionally, there is a hammer used as a prop. There is one line of dialogue: “you say that s*** again; I’ll shoot you.” But no actual physical violence is displayed.


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Soap & Other Stories

Danielle K.L. Gregoire

  • 12 + fees
  • 50m
  • 14+

Soap & Other Stories is a true, personal storytelling show based on audience suggestion. Danielle K.L. Gregoire is a well of strange and wonderful stories, and with every show that happens new stories bubble to the surface. No two shows are the same, because they take your suggestions (for a gift of hand-poured soap) and create some right there, on the spot. Just don’t ask about the flamingoes.


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Content Notes: The show is an improvised true storytelling show based on audience suggestion based on my own life which means there may be references to mental health struggles, sexual content, and mature language. In the introduction there will be a crowd assessment so that the show is tailored to the present audience. 


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Speech From The Throne – Living With a Disability in Canada

Michael Lifshitz

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • M

Michael is obviously a proud Canadian. Look at him – clearly he likes free healthcare. Winner of the 2019 Yuk Yuk’s Mike MacDonald Summer Comedy Competition, Michael will share his humourous take on growing up as a disabled anglo jew in Quebec. His thoughts on common misconceptions, bureaucracy, language, intolerance and sex (he is disabled….not dead people) will have you ROLLING with laughter.

About Michael
A lost bet over a souvlaki dinner in 2006 led Michael to perform standup comedy. His goal? That he will make you laugh so hard, you will not be able to walk straight either. Michael has performed across Canada and opened for such acts as Mike MacDonald, Angelo Tsarouchas, Nikki Payne and Gilbert Gottfried.


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Content Note: Mature Language, Sexual content


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Please note that the final two performances of Speech From The Throne will be audio recorded.


Stevie Nicks is my Girlfriend

Nat Habib

  • 12 + fees
  • 45m
  • 14+

Amanda has always been terrible at handling her life problems, but Brian has always been ride or die for his best friend. When Amanda’s complicated love life comes back to bite her, Brian agrees to get her out of the latest hole she’s dug herself into. But will they get more than what they bargained for? And will they ever finally come to respect one another’s opinion on Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk?


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Content Notes: This show contains brief audio clips of war sound effects, verbal fighting, threats of violence, mimed stage violence, mature language, sexual references, video projections, and mimed vaping.

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