In Cringe (playing at the 2021 Toronto Fringe Festival), solo performer Sam Roulston has cobbled together 25 minutes of sketches which touch on a variety of subjects. The pandemic is a major throughline, as is Roulston’s queerness.
What Are You Supposed To Be? (playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival) turns upon the events at a backyard princess party. The birthday girl is awfully mature, the parents are behaving oddly, the location is eerily convenient for the star attraction — and before the afternoon winds down, Rapunzel will confront a dilemma they certainly wouldn’t put in a Disney movie. Continue reading What Are You Supposed To Be (All Day I Dream About… Theatre) 2021 Toronto Fringe Review
In A Totally Sick Online Show (playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival), co-creators Benjamin Liddell and Lucas Carravetta explore a specific idea: an awful lot of pop culture is just white guys jerking around, often without even the pretense that anything entertaining is going to happen. Podcasts where nobodies discuss nothing; vapid late-nite TV; YouTube content built for an algorithm instead of an audience; Jordan Peterson. Continue reading A Totally Sick Online Show (Looe Box Media) 2021 Toronto Fringe Review
Good News, Toronto (playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival) is an attempt to catch lightning in a bottle. Running since 2013 as a live sketch show, the Fringe version is a pre-recorded comedy newsdump, featuring diverse correspondents gnawing away on all sorts of stories. Continue reading Good News, Toronto (Good News, Toronto) 2021 Toronto Fringe Review
Hello, my new friend! Would you be interested in an exciting new book club? Because I have got good news for you, my friend! In Waking Life (playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival) is definitely an exciting new book club, and definitely not a hilarious and memorable group seance with two of the best mediums you’ll ever meet. What’s more, it is one of the very best book clubs you’ll see at the festival! Do not miss it, for their finger sandwiches are unforgettable!