Pick of The Fringe: Toronto 2010 Fringe Preview

From Press Release

Punch In The Box Productions



(Toronto, ON -May 7, 2010) PICK OF THE FRINGE! is a comedy revue written and performed by Second City alumnae Ashley Botting, Karen Parker, and Leslie Seiler.  It makes its debut at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, at The Factory Studio Theatre.

PICK OF THE FRINGE! is a sketch revue with a big mouth.  These ladies have crafted a show about women, men, and the absurdity of everything that comes between them.  A fast-paced, hilarious mix of sketch and song will explore the characters, institutions, and oddities that make life deliciously ridiculous. This show lives up to its shameless title: It’s funny, sardonic, and mildly inappropriate.

The cast and crew of PICK OF THE FRINGE! are Toronto comedy veterans. Ashley Botting, Karen Parker and Leslie Seiler are all Dora-nominated writers, and Canadian Comedy Award winners.  They met while honing their writing and performing skills at Toronto’s legendary Second City Mainstage.   Director Paul Constable is also an alumnus of The Second City, and directed the 2008 Fringe smash-hit Nursery School Musical.

With PICK OF THE FRINGE!, three women have created a must-see show with a cocky title and a ton of balls.


Starring: Ashley Botting, Karen Parker, and Leslie Seiler

Written by: The Cast

Director: Paul Constable

Stage Manager: Christina Cicko

Factory Studio, 125 Bathurst Street (At Adelaide)

Friday July 2, 5:30 PM

Saturday July 3, 12:15 PM

Sunday July 4, 9:15 PM

Tuesday July 6, 6:45 PM

Wednesday July 7, 8 PM

Friday July 9, 11:15 PM

Saturday July 10, 1:45 PM

Tickets $10 at the door

or $11 in advance by calling the Fringe Box Office at

416-966-1062 or www.fringetoronto.com (festival passes also available)