JOE:The Perfect Man
16+ ( no children)
Thu 14th Sep 21:00 - 22:00
Sat 16th Sep 17:00 - 18:00
WINNER of the Ottawa Fringe Festival OUTSTANDING COMEDY AWARD
After losing his job, Joe’s passion to play all the lead roles in "THE SCOTTISH PLAY" explodes to the surface. Soon after he stumbles upon a “MACBETH Audition” and sees it as his one chance to fulfill his destiny. Through ridiculous failures and absurd attempts at BRILLIANCE he stumbles through the opportunity of a lifetime.
An absurd comedy directed by “Buffon King” Adam Lazarus (Creator of Toronto Festival of Clowns) and in creative collaboration with Mike Kennard of Award winning clown duo Mump & Smoot. This original comedy is created by and starring award winning Toronto comedienne Rachelle Elie. This character was created with Philiipe Gaulier (Ali G).
“… the most fun you’ll have in a theatre all year.” Eye, Toronto
“she is F****ing funny!” Philiipe Gaulier
“A delightful absurdist comedy…” Uptown, Winnipeg
“…the loveliest celebrations of the human condition seen in some time.” SEE, Edmonton
“…a classic character, one who’s as funny and memorable as the best SCTV or Saturday Night Live creations.” Times Columnist, Victoria.
(4 STARS) EDMONTON JOURNAL
(4 STARS) SEE MAGAZINE
(4 STARS) VUE WEEKLY
(4 STARS) UPTOWN MAGAZINE
has been making people laugh since she was five years old! She failed grade eight which was a loser move BUT she convinced her best friend to fail with her and they weren’t even in the same grade. Now that takes talent! A graduate of Bishop’s University and Vancouver's Studio 58, Rachelle has been studying and performing comedy for over twenty years. She won an Outstanding Comedy Award at The Ottawa Fringe for JOE: The Perfect Man and was recently nominated for a JFL Comedy FRANKIE Award & Montreal Clown Festival AWARD at The Montreal St Amboise Fringe Festival. Elie is also producer of Toronto’s longest running Cabaret The Rag Bag Cabaret. She recently moved to Ottawa after living in Toronto for twenty years and is comedienne in residence for the Alterna Savings CRACK UP Festival. She performs comedy all over Canada, did SheDot festival,Women In Comedy Festival in Boston and is hosting this year’s Women Of Comedy for Crack Up. Clown and stand-up comedy continue to challenge and inspire her.
Photo by Sandy Nicholson