Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

From Press Release

Anesti Danelis returns to the Toronto Fringe to help you bury all your existential dread…

Fresh off of a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Variety Act, musical comedian on the rise, Anesti Danelis returns to the Toronto Fringe Festival to premier Six Frets Under, a delightfully dark musical comedy tackling the happy highs and lousy lows of our everyday lives.

Having been surrounded by loss this past year, Anesti Danelis took refuge in his guitar and created a brand new hour of comedic music.

Directed by Tricia Black (The Second City, She the People, Extravaganza Eleganza) this brand new hour reflects on all the fun moments in life like: identity crisis, invincible youth,
inescapable rumours, stealing from work, goats? and more! Now with 100% more piano and violin.

With a style snuggled between Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords, Anesti Danelis’ unique concert comedy and music experience asks life’s biggest questions like ‘why are we here?’ and ‘if people print their missing cat posters in black and white, do they even want to find their cats?’ in hopes to help us understand
our existence and toe-tap that existential dread away.

About Anesti Danelis
Anesti Danelis (writer, performer) is a Toronto-based musical comedian who has charmed sold-out audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his unique blend of optimistic yet dark, witty but ridiculous humour. His 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show ‘Songs for a New World Order’ was nominated for Best Comedy Show in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards and now lives as an album on Spotify and iTunes.

He was recently nominated for Best Variety Act in the Canadian Comedy Awards, and he just taped his television debut for CBC at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

About Tricia Black
Tricia Black (Director) is the artistic producer of a Broadway World award winning theatre company, Tweed & Company Theatre, where she has written and composed several new Canadian musical works. Currently she can be seen as part of The Second City’s second edition of the smash hit She the People, and in the
upcoming remount of the hit queer sketch comedy Extravaganza Eleganza.

‘Brilliant blend of sharp wit, optimism, and perfectly dark humour’
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Anesti Daniels delivers the funny with a hefty side of heart. Not only were his songs expertly composed, the
lyrics were freaking hilarious’ Mooney On Theatre

Written and Performed by: Anesti Danelis, Directed by: Tricia Black
Location: Tranzac Club Tiki Room: 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7
Performances: July 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th at 8:00 PM — July 6th, 13th at 5:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Tickets: $13 ($11 ticket, $2 service charge) and can be purchased online at (, by
telephone (416-966-1062), or from the Festival Box Office at Scadding Court (707 Dundas St. W.).
Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible
*Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.