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Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival

August 3rd- 13th


The Cellar Monkey, 15 Argyle Pl.


August 3rd to August 13th – 10:55pm
Running time: 55 minutes | PG -13

Extra Shows

August 7th – 9th


The Counting House – Lounge 38 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh


August 7th – 8:30PM
August 8th – 7:15PM
August 9th – 12:00PM
Running time: 55 minutes | PG -13

After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret make their Edinburgh Fringe debut on what “may” be the very last night on Earth. Silly, dark and delightful, come celebrate human life as we knew it with hilarious songs and character monologues while you still can!

Toronto Sketch Comedy Fest faves and alumni of the legendary Second City, Jordan Armstrong and Kevin Matviw are also a real life couple. They invite you to join them on a very special night of catchy melodies and quick-witted lyrics that explore everything from Brazilian waxes to the apocalypse in their own brand of high brow goofiness directed by Shari Hollett, acclaimed director of award winning theatre and comedy (Second City Detroit, nightkitchen theatre, Tarragon Theatre).

Death Ray Cabaret is written and performed by Matviw (Just For Laughs, Sunday Night Live) and Armstrong (Musical Director – Second CIty National Touring Company, One NIght Only/Dora Award Nominee, Ballet Creole)

The funniest thing since sliced bread, you’ll leave the theatre with a song in your heart, a smile on your face and a skip in your step as you head towards your impending doom.

“DRC manages to perform in three big, high-energy dimensions.
The result is difficult to resist.” – BlogTO

“Hilarious… You just have to watch and see for yourself!”
– The Insider, CBS Television

”Wonderfully executed… too infectious to ignore.” – Plank Magazine

“Saturday Night Live-worthy. ” – The Globe and Mail


DEATH RAY CABARET is the musical comedy show from Toronto Second City veterans Jordan Armstrong and Kevin Matviw. DRC’s surreal character monologues and original songs are the funniest thing since sliced bread!

Jordan is a music educator, multi-instrumentalist and composer. She is the Musical Director the Second City’s National Touring Company and performs regularly as a part of the Toronto improv and sketch community with Death Ray Cabaret, Bad Dog Theatre, Oakville Improv Theatre and One Night Only (Dora Award nominee, Best Musical Direction)  and as part of world music and dance ensembles Samba Squad and Ballet Creole. Most recently Jordan was assistant musical director for the 2015 Fringe hit People Suck. She is currently creating music for Haunters, a musical web series about ghosts.

Kevin has been performing improv and sketch comedy in Toronto for the past eleven years and has written and performed for The Second City Educational Company, The Second City National Touring Company, the Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch show Sunday Night Live and The National Theatre of the World’s The Carnegie Hall Show. Kevin can also be seen on the Food Network’s hidden camera show Giving You the Business, and various radio and TV commercials. His writing has been featured in Canada’s National Post, and on

Kevin also teaches sketch comedy writing, improv levels A-E, improv for teens and longform improv at The Second City Training Centre.