Punch Up – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Kat Sandler and Theatre Brouhaha Punch Up 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival

Kat Sandler and her company Theatre Brouhaha are returning to the Toronto Fringe Festival for the third consecutive year with the premier of another original play titled Punch Up by Kat Sandler.

In the last two years, Theatre Brouhaha has presented two original Kat Sandler plays at the Toronto Fringe Festival: We Are The Bomb at The Paddock Tavern and Help Yourself. Each show had a sold-out run and in 2012, Help Yourself was the recipient of the “New Play Contest Award,” “Patrons’ Pick” and “Best of Fringe.”

Punch Up — Kat Sandler’s latest play, premiering only weeks after she premiered another original piece, Cockfight, at The StoreFront Theatre — is a dark comic tale about the lengths we go to for love and a laugh.


It’s a hard world out there: Pat’s comedy career is dead in the water after his wife stole his material and divorced him. Everyone Brenda has ever loved has died in remarkably unpleasant ways…she’s pretty depressed about it. Duncan has fallen in love with her at first sight and is convinced that if he can make the Saddest Girl in the World laugh, then she’ll fall in love with him too. Needless to say, when Duncan kidnaps Pat to help him win Brenda’s heart, things get a bit complicated.


The Punch Up Cast:

  • Colin Munch (as Pat, the comedian): Canadian Comedy Award Winner, Associate Artist at Bad Dog Theatre and Sex T-Rex, and Theatre Brouhaha’s Sucker;
  • Tim Walker (as Duncan, the Lovestruck Kidnapper): Two time Dora Award nominee, star of 2012 Best of Fringe Help Yourself and Theatre Brouhaha’s Sucker, recent hit Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up.
  • Caitlin Driscoll (as Brenda, the Saddest Girl in the World): 2013 Fringe hit We Are The Bomb.


George Ignatieff Theatre (U of T Campus)

15 Devonshire Pl, Toronto


Show times

Friday, July 4 – 7:00pm

Saturday, July 5 – 11:00pm

Monday, July 7 – 5:00pm

Tuesday, July 8 – 3:00pm

Wednesday, July 9 – 7:30pm

Friday, July 11 – 2:15pm

Sunday, July 13 – 3:30pm



Price: $12

Available at fringetoronto.com or at the venue.