St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival: part 1 Sassy Jo May 29, 2011 Arts, Comedy, Events & Festivals, In the beginning, Reviews Montreal is a fantastic city.But there’s no Montreal like a summer Montreal. We have festivals coming out the wazoo. We have festivals just for the sake of having festivals. You see we are inside and cold for half of the year, if not more. So when summer comes, we go coocoo. All we want is to be in the sunshine, at any cost. Well here’s a great festival coming up! 21st St-Ambroise Montreal’s Fringe Festival! You can find a little bit of everything. Comedy, dansing, theater, acrobatics… It is essentially the block party of the year. Every year. For one and all! From May 30th to June 19th, the plateau is being taking over by over 500 artist all ready to perform there hearts out for you. What sets the Fringe festival apart from the others is the fact they do not censor you or give you an artistic direction. It is open to all the public and to all artists. No limits, no restrictions. However, there are so many things going on I must plan my time right! I’ll start off by spraeding the word about 3 one man shows. Jess Salomon comes out with her firts FRINGE festival show: Jess Salomon makes her world premiere debut one man show. Jess Salomon: Doing Good. She will talk about not doing much at all! She’s a great storyteller and will talk about doing good in relationships, with family and the world in general. Tickets are 10$ and it will be held at Montreal Improv, 3713 St-Laurent. SHOWTIMES:Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at 11 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at 9:15 p.m. Monday, June 13 at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 17 at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m. Then we have Robby Hoffman. Back this year with: Robby Hoffman: Autobiography. So what you think you’re better than me? A fast rising star, Robby Hoffman will make you laugh while she tells you about how being the seventh child out of ten is that bad. There will be guests like George Hamilton Braithwaite and video interviews from her friends, family, neighbors, local celebrities and comedians. Tickets are 10$ and it will be playing at the Petit Campus, 57 Prince Arthur. SHOW TIMES Saturday, June 11th at 10:15pm Sunday, June 12th at 4:15pm Tuesday, June 14th at 9:30pm Friday, June 17th at 6:30pm Saturday, June 18th at 11:45pm Sunday, June 19th at 7:45pm Dan Bingham is bursting out with his one man show also! A favorite in the circuit, Dan Bingham has put his great skills of a writer, story teller and comedian all together to bring you Adopt This! Join Dan while he tells you the horrors from his youth, the jokes about being adopted and rejoice when he reunites with his biological parents. Tickets are 10$ and this show will be held at the Portugese Association of Canada, 4170 St-Urbain. SHOWTIMES: Saturday, June 11th at 10pm Sunday, June 12th at 6:30pm Wednesday, June 15th at 8pm Thursday, June 16th at 3pm Friday, June 17th at 10:30pm Sunday, June 19th at 6:30pm And that’s not even the tip of the iceberg. Tomorrow, I will hit the improv side of the FRINGE festivel for there is a lot to go through! Alrighty then, have a great afternoon and take care JO http://TuJoHaHa.com Montreal’s hot spot for Comedy!