The Balding – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

From press release

photo of Jeff Gandell by Kiran Ambwani

The Balding

A hilarious race against time, nature, and the terrifying business of becoming a man.

Jeff’s in his early twenties, going bald, and still a virgin. Staring into the abyss of male pattern baldness, he goes on a desperate quest to lose his virginity so he can arrest the terrifying process. Meanwhile, his obsession with finding romance causes him to get into multiple car accidents and to destroy his parents’ house with skunk smell.

The Balding is an uproarious comedy about coming face to face with your own mortality and asking: how does my hair look?

The Balding debuted at the 2013 Montreal Fringe, where it was nominated for Best Comedy award. It has since toured to sold-out houses at Fringe Festivals across Canada. This will be its Toronto debut.

“50 minutes of hilarious truth telling you simply don’t want to miss.” Calgary Sun (2014)

Gandell is an engaging and hysterical storyteller, whose tales always resonate with tenderness and emotional genuineness. This is a show that will leave you laughing and loving your own insecurities a little bit more.

Yarn Productions in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

The Balding
written and performed by Jeff Gandell
directed by Stephen Maclean Rogers
Opens July 5, 2017 and runs to July 16, 2017
The Theatre Centre – BMO Incubator, 1115 Queen Street West

Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 PM
Friday, July 7, 8:15 PM
Saturday, July 8, 3:15 PM
Saturday, July 9, 9:45 PM
Tuesday, July 11, 6:45 PM
Thursday, July 13, 1:00 PM
Friday, July 14, 8:45 PM
Sunday, July 16, 12:30 PM

Tickets go on sale June 8, 2017 and can be purchased online:, by phone: 416-966-1062 or in person at the box office located at the Fringe Club: Scadding Court – 707 Dundas Street West.