Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival
August 2nd – 14th
Laughing Horse @ The Place – Room
34-38 York Place, EH1 3HU
August 2nd to August 14th – 10:30 pm
Running time: 50 minutes | 14+
After performing to sold-out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret returns to the Edinburgh Fringe 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 alumnus 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 Anarchist Cookbook 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 Mainstage, OneNightt 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 one half of musical comedy duo Death Ray Cabaret and can be seen and heard performing regularly with Bad Dog Theatre, The Social Capital and Oakville Improv Theatre. Jordan is Musical Director at the Second City Toronto, has worked with world music and dance ensembles Samba Squad and Ballet Creole, the Toronto Fringe Festival (People Suck, Shakespeare’s Ghostbusters), One Night Only (2016 Dora award nominee, best musical direction) and created music for Haunters, a darkly comic musical web series about ghosts available on Youtube.com Twitter: @JstrongMusic Instagram: @jstrongitsme
Kevin has been performing improv and sketch comedy in Toronto for the past twelve 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 Cracked.com.
Kevin also teaches sketch comedy writing, improv levels A-E, improv for teens and long-form improv at The Second City Training Centre.