Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 07/11/2011 2:19 PM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 07/17/2011 12:55 PM | Updates
Son Of Warehouse (Venue 5), to Saturday
Flatland comedy serves up a mixed menu of sketch comedy, dancing (well, sort of), animation and live-action video.
The results are as varied as the ingredients. Some sketches and videos are just pretty dumb (the "writers’ meeting" video where the guys snort whipped cream while one of them goes off to the toilet to turn into the Incredible Hulk — or something — is a case in point), while others are far better.
There’s a great running gag regarding troupe member Jon McPhail’s constant attempts to sneak plugs for his (real-life) bakery into the show, and another series of short videos poking fun at the Métis heritage of Christian Goulet by portraying him as a mystical shaman with assorted strange powers. The final video, depicting members Nick Janusz and Aaron Zadworny as sliding into unemployment and living in their car, is also really funny.
When it falters, it’s about as appealing as cold soup. But when it works, it’s tasty.
— Janice Sawka
From the official Fringe Festival program:
Nick, Jon, Christian and Aaron have been performing comedy for the last six years all across Canada.
This variety show, which intertwines video and live stage action, is hotter than two rabbit balls deep in a wool sock.
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 MIN
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students
Under 15 not admitted.
Babes in arms permitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity, Gunshots
Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM CDT: Adds review
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly