George Braithwaite & Morgan O’Shea bring superhuman comedic buddy-cop parody to Fringe Montreal
Braithwaite and O'Shea began their careers as stand-up comedians in Montreal. As a challenge and, probably, from what I can tell, at least a bit of an amusement to themselves, they began writing for theatre. So far, these two have succeeded twice in the Montreal theatre scene with The Last Hollandaise Sauce (2012) and Failure to Thrive (2013). With their latest piece, Hardcastle and McCormick: Spiceface, Braithwaite and O'Shea are nodding facetiously towards vintage crime television: "It’s an homage to the 80s/90s buddy cop formula'", Braithwaite explains, "with a touch of Blaxploitation thrown in for colour."
Personally, I'm ecstatic that Braithwaite and O'Shea are in the Fringe this year. Though I have yet to see their theatrical works, I have seen both of them perform stand-up and I have laughed to the point of forgetting that there was a beer in front of me, to the point of holding the arm of the person beside me, to the point of cackling. Always funny, these men exude comedy and once you're a fan, you can continue to catch both comics after their Fringe run has ended. Braithwaite is working on an untitled radio play and O'Shea will be performing in The Hard and Slow Tour across the Maritimes with David Heti. Most fortunately, both comics will be performing in July in a 2014 Zoofest stand-up comedy event entitled The Mount Royal Rumble. Of course, if you're exceptionally inclined, you can find both of them performing around Montreal at various venues.
Get your first dose of them TONIGHT at Fringe Montreal.
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Hardcastle and McCormick: Spiceface opens June 13th at Theatre Ste-Catherine
Addicitional runs on June 14-15, 17-18, 21-22
Tickets available now, check here for ticket and booking information.