On The Edge Fringe Festival returns this August 7th to 13th, and Tony Molesworth is joining the lineup with a five-show run at the Capitol Centre. It’s a one-man comedy show called “Banjoker,” and yes, the routing contains much “banjo schtick,” explained a recent release.
The festival makes great use of the Capitol Centre, harnessing all rooms of suitable size as venues for the various performances throughout the week. Audiences can catch the “Banjoker” show in the Kennedy Gallery, with the first show on Tuesday, Aug. 9th at 6:30.
There are four more chances to catch the act—August 10th at 8:00 p.m., at 6:30 on the 11th, 5:00 p.m. on the 12th, and the final show is at 5:15 on Saturday the 13th. Tickets are $15 per show and the run-time is around 50 minutes.
Molesworth is a veteran of the stage, with over 25 years experience making people laugh. Expect “comedy with class” at a Molesworth show, complete with music, juggling, and some magic thrown in for good measure.
Since he was 14, Molesworth has been on the road entertaining audiences. He started out in the circus and soon made the leap to a solo show, appearing on countless television shows and writing and performing many solo theatre shows.
Fellow Canadian comedian and actor Howie Mandel calls Molesworth “The most versatile and funniest new vaudeville comedy performer” the country has produced, adding “his skill, talent and reputation rank with the best in this country.”
“Banjoker” took home the Funniest Show award at the 2019 Nanaimo Fringe Festival, and now it’s coming to your back yard. Tickets can be purchased at the Capitol Centre via its website or by calling the box office at 705-474-4747. Tickets will also be available at the door, if available. For a full line-up of events for this year’s On the Edge Fringe Festival, visit the festival website for all the details.
David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of BayToday, a publication of Village Media. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.