Hey pals! February is the month of love, or something, and we love you people SO MUCH that we’re playing TWO SHOWS! We’ll be bringing a BRAND NEW SONG to both, along with our BRAND NEW T-SHIRTS featuring your favourite line from your favourite song, probably! Come hang out with us at:
Booty Goose presents: Pretty Funny
Wednesday, February 3rd – 8:00pm at the 9910 (9910B 109 St Edmonton)
Cupid Can Suck It
Saturday, February 13th – 8:00pm at Bohemia (10217 97th St Edmonton)
That’s right! You can catch Success 5000 at 9:30 on Friday, January 15th at the Waterfront Theatre in Vancouver as part of the 2016 Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival. We’re even sharing a showcase with Peter N’ Chris, who are probably the funniest people in the whole festival/world! Trust us, you don’t wanna miss this one. And lucky for you, tickets are on sale now!
Success 5000 is excited to announce that after selling out every night of its premiere run at 2015 Edmonton Fringe, Rigby Muldoon: Time Traveller For Hire will return for a one-night-only remount on Saturday, December 19th at the Roxy on Gateway! The evening starts at 7 with a pre-show featuring music, classic video games, screenings of past Success 5000 works, and a silent auction, with the show itself beginning at 8. All proceeds from this event will go towards a feature film adaptation of Rigby in 2016.
Awarded four stars by Vue Weekly, this noir-infused sci-fi comedy follows aimless video game designer Annie Sinclair, who hires professional time traveller Rigby Muldoon to change her life’s path. With no one to trust and a futuristic police force hot on their trail, the unlikely duo are transported back to 1995, with only their wits and their laser tag skills to protect them.
Rigby Muldoon: Time Traveller for hire is an original production written by Robyn Slack and directed by Olivia Latta (of acclaimed found-space theatre company Mischief Managed). Tickets are on sale now!
This Wednesday, November 25th, will be the final monthly comedy show at Arcadia Bar (10988 124 St). Come help Success 5000 and a STACKED lineup of other local comics send the ol’ girl off right! Show starts at 9 and is by donation (AKA it could even be FREE if you feel like it). Also, we’ll be playing our BRAND NEW TUNE! Don’t miss this one!
You’ve got two chances to catch Success 5000 in the next week! First, this Thursday at 7 we’ll be performing a set at Culture Collective, an awesome variety show at the Metro Cinema!
Then on Tuesday the 29th at 9, we’ll be hosting the latest instalment of Funny Business, our free monthly comedy show at the Buckingham on Whyte. This month’s headliner is local legend Nadine Hunt!
On Saturday, September 12th, Success 5000 will be headlining the Two Guys Pizza Comedy Tent at the Love & Records Festival in Lethbridge, Alberta. Head to Galt Gardens from 2pm-4pm to catch a free comedy show, featuring our first Lethbridge performance ever! See you there, Lethbridgians!
The reviews are in!
“[Director Olivia Latta] gives her actors plenty of latitude with the script’s well-placed jokes, puns and one-liners, and it shows in the crowd’s constant ripple of laughs. Actors Carina Morton (Annie) and Joshua Lee Cross (Rigby) as principals, in addition to Laena Anderson and Robyn Slack deliver slightly off-kilter stereotypes with just the right cartoonish quirks.”
– Anna Borowiecki, St. Albert Gazette
“As I sat watching the show in silent admiration, I realized how unsurprising it was that it had sold out every night it’s been put on. With its non-stop laughs and impressively subtle twists, it is the undeniable progeny of an unrestrained love for all things nerdy, coupled with an innate understanding of the fundamentals of good storytelling.”
-Brad OH, local blogger
Robyn and Laena also stopped by the What It Is podcast during their live tapings on the Fringe grounds for a brief interview, which you can check out here. Only two shows left, and we’ve sold out every other night of the run, so get your tickets fast!