Hypnogogic Logic – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release


From press release

Montreal’s Uncalled For Return to Toronto With Their Sleeper Hit Hypnogogic Logic

JUNE 28th – WAKE UP! Montreal’s premiere comedy troupe and longtime Toronto Fringe favourites Uncalled For hijack your subconscious with their award-winning creation Uncalled For Presents: Hypnogogic Logic – a smart, hilarious, furiously energetic ride through the world of dreams. The show runs from July 8th to the 15th at the Bathurst Street Theatre.
The company’s 5th scripted show, Hypnogogic Logic won Uncalled For their second Just For Laughs Award for the best comedy at the Montreal Fringe. The show is a clever, charming and tightly constructed exploration of the hypnogogic – the hallucinatory state between waking and sleeping. In Uncalled For’s collective hive mind, this means an absurd and inspired dreamscape, filled with dictionary preachers, post-apocalyptic cooking shows, ticklish piano teachers and a reincarnated Freddie Mercury.
This extra-epic remount of Hypnogogic Logic also features Toronto improviser Colin Munch, of brainiac heartthrobs Sexual Tyrannosaurus. He’s stepping in for one of Uncalled For’s founding members, writer/performer Mike Hughes, who is currently on tour as a clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion.
Uncalled For have had good reason to question reality lately: first, Hypnogogic won the Just For Laughs Award at the 2010 Montreal Fringe. Then the show played to a packed crowd at a special one-night-only presentation on the fabled Second City Mainstage, of which Torontoist’s Steve Fisher raved, “Hypnogogic Logic was the smartest and funniest thing I saw on stage in theatre or comedy all year” (EYE Weekly’s “The Year In Toronto Comedy”, December 2010). This was followed by an encore performance at the Toronto Just For Laughs later that same week. The troupe was then nominated for a 2010Canadian Comedy Award for their previous show, Today Is All Your Birthdays. They were invited to perform Hypnogogic in the Wildside Festival of Montreal’s venerable Centaur Theatre. And finally Hypnogogic Logic was voted one of the Top Ten Best Plays of the Year in the Montreal Mirror’s 2010 Readers’ Poll. Sweet dreams indeed.
Uncalled For is an improv and sketch comedy troupe who have been performing together for over ten years. Fringe Fest mainstays in both Montreal and Toronto, they have won the Montreal festival’s Best Text Award once and the Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award twice. They have also received the Second City Best Of The Fest Award at the Toronto Sketchfest, and have been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Comedic Play. In July 2011 they will be launching a series of web videos on their new site, WeAreUncalledFor.com.
Uncalled For Presents : Hypnogogic Logic
at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival
Venue 3 ● Bathurst Street Theatre Mainspace ● 736 Bathurst St.
Fri. July 8th, 8:45 PM ● Sat. July 9th, 1:45 PM ● Sun. July 10th, 10:30 PM
Mon. July 11th, 6:30 PM ● Tue. July 12th, 3:15 PM ● Thu. July 14th, 7:30 PM ● Fri. July 15th, 3:30 PM
60 mins. ● Appropriate for all ages!