Only Human – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Sketch troupe Highbräu proves you’re ONLY HUMAN – until you die laughing

Highbräu presents a high energy and hilarious look at the truths behind what makes us “Only Human”. Love, success, death and omelets all feature in an hour of sketch comedy reserved for the most discerning and attractive of audiences.

Comprised of graduates of Second City’s improvisation program, Highbräu brings together five performers from different backgrounds and combines their individual strengths to create sketches from the patently bizarre to the almost uncomfortably real. Developing sketches and characters through improv and beginning most rehearsals with a home-cooked meal and a bottle of wine, Highbräu have been performing together since 2013, when they beat out 43 other teams to win the Candy Box Crunch improv competition at Second City.

Highbräu has since entertained audiences with sets at Consensual Snacks, Stage Time with Wayne Jones, Dynamo, and Home Sketch.

Audiences may recognize Annamay Pierse from the 2008 Canadian Olympic Team and Mark Shyzer from the past Fringe hit Fishbowl and his new solo show Great Battles in History, also running in this year’s Fringe.

As the first full offering from a group of five talented comedians, Only Human aims to make its audiences leave laughing and ready to carpe the hell out of the diem.


in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

Written by Highbräu
Starring Annamay Pierse, Mark Shyzer, Mary Lougheed, Peter DeCourcy and Rakhee Morzaria.
Lighting design by Oz Weaver
Stage managed by Lynda Yearwood
Opens JULY 3rd runs to JULY 12th, 2014
July 3, 6:00pm
July 5, 1:30pm
July 6, 6:15pm
July 8, 6:45pm
July 9, 8:15pm
July 10, 9:45pm
July 11, 3:30pm
July 12, 1:00pm

Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.

Purchase online:
By Phone: 416-966-1062
In Person: During the Festival: Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St W) or at the door 30 minutes prior to
showtime at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (16 Ryerson Ave).