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Crumbs: Made Up Truths

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If you’re a Winnipegger and a fan of improv, hopefully you’ve already booked your tickets for Crumbs. Grizzled veterans of the festival, Stephen Sim and Lee White are back for their 17th fringe in a row. You don’t sell out fringe shows for that long without being consistently excellent and this year’s show, Made Up Truths, is no exception. They ask brave souls in the audience for a painful or embarrassing secret and then mine it for an hour of comedy gold. Sim and Lee invent a cast of characters and devise stories before your eyes, all with witty musical counterpoint courtesy of DJ Hunnicutt.

All these years together has helped them hone their skills to the point that they seem to be communicating telepathically. As with any improv, there are always moments that will fall flat, but Crumbs shows are exceptionally low on filler.

— Ben Wiebe

 

From the Fringe program:

Director: aSimaLee

Cast: Stephen Sim, Lee White

Crumbs is back with DJ Hunnicutt at the King's Head Pub again. The King's Head serves food and beverages, DJ Hunnicutt serves you the musical soundtrack and CRUMBS serves up the hilarious two-person improv comedy show with a side of truth. CRUMBS has been making up shows at the Fringe for longer than anyone alive, and has toured all across Canada and Europe for over a decade. The truth is, CRUMBS just puts on a damn good show.

Audience Classification: Mature

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings:

Licensed Venue - Under 18 NOT ADMITTED WARNING: Improv means anything can happen, and usually, anything does!

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