Fringe Fest 2011

We gots reviews! (which, like, almost never happens for improv shows)

Fully Fringed says: (referring to callbacks to earlier scenes) “…It’s these moments of comedic brilliance that make this show worth seeing, regardless of who the storyteller is for the evening.”

Our fist guest Allan Girod says: “These performers are top shelf! They don’t do short throw away skits, they weave longer form stories taken from experiences shared by audience and the guest, with an insane number of big laugh gags all the way through. (My face was sore, I had to stop laughing.)”

The Visitorium says: “Brad, Cari and Al got intuitive timing like nobodies business … Much fun for everyone”


More reviews on the Fringe page:

Here’s a video clip from Sunday of the first minute of our show!


Each show, the Crushians; AL, Brad and Cari, will create stories and scenes inspired by the improvised monologues of a guest performer. Borrowing from formats like Armando (Chicago Improv), Asssscat (UCB) and The Jam (Montreal Improv) and based on audience suggestions, watch as we conjure entire worlds and construct narratives in an environment where anything is possible. Guest performer list online. Smart, silly, seriously funny.


$10 with your Ottawa Fringe Pin
available at the Fringe Office, at the door, or online.

Venue#5: Studio Leonard Beaulne
(135 Séraphin-Marion) – Google Map

The lineup:

Thursday June 16, 9:30pm
(2 for 1 opening night)
Spotlight on Allan Girod!

Saturday June 18, 11pm
Spotlight on Rob Salerno!

Sunday June 19, 5pm
Spotlight on Emily Pearlman!

Tuesday June 21, 9pm
Spotlight on Ryan Gladstone!

Saturday June 25
Spotlight on Nat Quesnel!

Stunday June 26
Spotlight on Margo MacDonald!

Our media kit (press release and photos) can be downloaded here: (6.7MB)
All photos by Andrew Alexander, composition by AL Connors.

The Contest: What classic rock album cover are Brad, AL and Cari paying homage to, in the photo above?

Email “contest [at]” with the correct answer and your mailing address, and we’ll happily send you an Improv Awareness 1″ pin! (while supplies last)