Toronto Comedy at Fringe 2016

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 🙂

Ian

 

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/

Post City’s Steve Fisher: http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/Do/June-2016/Five-tips-for-Toronto-Fringe-but-also-see-something-strange-and-unexpected/

Derryck Chua: https://www.facebook.com/notes/derrick-chua/2016-toronto-fringe-picks/10153903151148393

Toronto Comedians at Fringe 2016 (This page is a work in progress with more photos & reviews to come so check back often)

Ryan-Dillon-Fringe-CropRyan 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/

 

Songbuster-FringeSongbuster – A Completely Improvised Musical

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/

Reviews!

Mooney on Theatre: http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2016/06/24/songbuster-an-improvised-musical-songbuster-musical-2016-toronto-fringe-review/

NNNN from Now Magazine: https://nowtoronto.com/stage/fringe-festival-toronto-2016/review-songbuster-and-improvised-musical/

Helder-Brum-FringeHelder 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/

 

 

 

Tonights-Cancelled-FringeStacey 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/