Fringe Festival “HORRIBLE THINGS” with DeAnne Smith Sunday June 23rd @4pm reg $12 our price only $10
It is our visit to the Fringe Festival
Limited tickets only please respect your rsvp. Please bring EXACT Change $10
Award-winning comedian DeAnne Smith and depraved musician Leighland Beckman join forces to make the horrendous hilarious and the horrible adorable.
This year at the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, DeAnne and Leighland debut a side-splitting hour of comedy, storytelling, music, and special guests, along with apologies and free candy.
DeAnne, a regular on the world-touring circuit, has put on critically acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Fests, Montreal's Just for Laughs, Melbourne International and Sydney Comedy Festivals. You may also have seen her on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Comedy Network's Match Game and Just for Laughs: All Access.
Local "musician" Leighland Beckman, the sick mind behind Montreal's dirtiest band, Aural Turpitude, has the look of a grizzly bear with tenure. He'll act as DeAnne's filthy musical sidekick, duet partner, and protector should the crowd become too incensed by the horrible things discussed.
Of DeAnne, the UK's Telegraph calls her "Smart. Very funny. Effortless charm lets her get away with murder." Of Leighland, The Montreal Gazette has said, "Serial killer jumps to mind." Note: No one will actually be murdered during this show. (Though there will be a story about dead animals. And a fair amount of graphic sexual content.)
--- Showtime –
Sun June 23 @ 4 pm
- Venue ---
OFF A: Montreal Improv
3713 St. Laurent #202
--- Tickets ---
This show is SOLD OUT to Humans but there are a limited amount for our group!
Please respect your rsvp since we only have a limited number of tickets available.
3713 St-Laurent #202, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V7
About THE FRINGE FESTIVAL
A FEW STATS & FACTS
The Montreal Fringe® holds separate lotteries to select 35% Québec artists (half English, half French), 15% Canadian artists, and 15% international artists.
Now in its 23rd year, the Montreal Fringe® was founded in 1991 by Kris Kieran and Nick Morra, both McGill students at the time. Last year, we welcomed over[masked] to the festival.
From June 3rd to June 23rd, the Fringe® will present over 700 performances by over 500 theatre, comedy, dance, music and visual artists.
In 1947, a number of artists who felt excluded from the first Edinburgh International Festival decided to do their shows anyway - at the exact same time. Within a few years, journalists began referring to these shows as the “Festival Fringe” - and an international movement was born!
The first Canadian Fringe Festival was held in Edmonton in 1983; since then, more than 30 Fringe Festivals have sprung up all across Canada and the United States. Most of these are members of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, CAFF.
In Montreal, it was started in 1991 by Kris Kieran and Nick Morra, and took place on and around St-Laurent Boulevard. In 1996, Jeremy Hechtman became producer of the festival, and the Fringe became one of the Plateau-Mile-End's largest cultural events.
After 15 years as producer, Hechtman passed the torch on to Amy Blackmore at the end of the 2010 festival. This is Blackmore's third year as Festival Director. Expect much of the same elements that bring you back year after year: a spirit of respect and acceptance, a neighborhood vibe, a block party feel and an exciting and unpredictable lineup that is accessible to all audiences.