Several of our friends have invaded the Toronto Fringe, and I wanted to let you know about what they’re up to. I have no affiliation to these shows, but if you’re a Fringe Fan I wanted to help put a spotlight on them
Disclaimer 1: I haven’t seen all the shows yet (I’m moving this weekend)
Disclaimer 2: I am not a journalist (I’ll never pretend to be), and I am totally super biased. Just to be clear 🙂
That being said, here’s some Fringe Picks from credible and unbiased sources:
Now Magazine’s Glenn Sumi: https://nowtoronto.com/stage/fringe-festival-toronto-2016/fringe-q-as-laugh-lines/
Toronto Comedians at Fringe 2016 (This page is a work in progress with more photos & reviews to come so check back often)
Ryan Dillon – Collapse
Ryan Dillon just wants you to be happy, and it’s making him miserable. In a lifelong quest to please everyone around him, Ryan takes us through the many hilarious & awkward moments that pushed him to the brink of collapse.
From a traumatic event at a movie rental store, to why carrots haunt him, Ryan will make you realize that you just can’t please everyone.
Tickets and Details: http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/collapse/
10 musical theatre performers set out to create their own legendary musical. Will it turn into a Little Shop of Horrors? Will they Grease the audience? Will the sun come out tomorrow for this group? Your suggestions help drive the creation of a never-seen-before-and-never-seen-again musical!
By: Tricia Black, Kristian Bruun, Matty Burns. Ashley Comeau, Alexandra Hurley, Stephanie Malek, Josh Murray, Nug Nahrgang and Connor Thompson, and Tom King
Tickets and Details: http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/songbuster-an-improvised-musical/
Helder Brum – Born with a Tale
Storyteller and comedian, Helder Brum, accidentally tests the limits of the human body – specifically, his human body – over and over in this series of personal stories culminating in a showdown with an angry bull.
“Born with a Tale” expertly deconstructs machismo and masculinity from head to…
Tickets and Details: http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/born-with-a-tale/
Stacey McGunnigle & Jason DeRosse – Tonight’s Cancelled
Tonight’s Cancelled! Or at least Stacey & Jason will assume so. Ok, sure, people may say stuff like “McGunnigle deserves the comedy equivalent of a Dora”(NOW) or “DeRosse is one of the most naturally gifted sketch and improv comics”(NOW).
Whatever. Ugh. Come see them probably eat, talk about their crappy bodies and get too emotional… before it’s cancelled
Tickets and Details: http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/tonights-cancelled/