Team Trampoline talk to Edge Of The City

26 08 2015


While in Montreal, Whitney and I took time out from out tour to chat to my favourite local Podcast Edge Of The City! We talked about the tour, Trampoline and played some very serious dice game. You can listen to the entire thing HERE!


25 08 2015


So a few years ago I started a dumb little award ceremony at the end of The Edmonton Fringe and this year Murray Utas, The big boss man of the Festival, invited me to present them as part of the closing night celebrations in addition to the “proper” fringe awards. Pretty fun stuff. Fun awesome festival. So for those that were there and for those that are curious, here are the 2015 ZACKIE AWARD WINNERS!

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00. We came saw we conquered AWARD Attendance and participation

WINNER- Everyone!

1.”Hi I’m a dear award – for most endearing portrayal of an animal in a show”
WINNER – Sam Mullins (accepted by Devin Mackenzie)
Honorable mentions – Lawrence & Bever Play Bingo, Bear Dreams, Caws And Effect, Hip-Bangs slow fighting sloths & Shirley Gnome’s camel toe.

2. The Sam Mullins Award for most MIA fringer

WINNER- Sam Mullins

3. The BURN THE WITCH! Show me how that stinking shoe trick is done you harry potter motherfucker

WINNER- Travis Bernhardt

4. Winning streak Best beard award
WINNER – Leif Ingebrigtsen (from Beautiful Nonsense)
Hon mentions – James Jordan, Richard Martizer , Ross Vegas, Kevin from LNC

5. Honey I Shrunk The Fringe Award for littlest fringers –
*The Cast of Fiddler On The Roof couldn’t be there to win because their show was still going
WINNER – Jon Bennett

6. I wanna Spin that propeller yank that scarf award  – Sexy clowns
WINNER- Beau And Aero
Hon mentions – every other clown show

7. The mask doesn’t move and i don’t understand this and I’m scared and hows he gonna fuck the moon nononononono I’m scared – 3 stars Award


8. I got your dick right here and he says congrats on your stupid award Award

WINNER – Tara Travis (from Searching For Dick)

9. The Your happiness and relationship stability makes me sick award (for Cutest couple) Award

Hon mentions- richard&ingrid, beau&aero, martin&vanesssa, tim motely&anyone, erica&paul, jess&chloe (claws and effect) tom&amy
WINNERS – Peter ‘n Chris

10. Self indulgent award for sexiest Australian

WINNER – Whitney Richards (Trampoline)

11. The Are you human? Are you kind? That goat song is never ever leaving my brain and i dont ever want it to award (for most whimsical show)-

WINNER – Yanomi from Kiss Around Pass Around

12. Man if this keeps up I could get four solo shows out of this award for Best Dead grandparent show

WINNER – Katie Dorian (How Often Do I Dream?)
Hon mentions – Andrew Bailey, Adam Bailey and Sam Mullins

13. The Lyle Lovett commemorative golden kazoo award for the funniest musical ladies

WINNER – Shirley Gnome and the Famous Haydel Sisters

14. The Let Me Win An Award Because I Never Win Awards Award

WINNER -Bike Boy

15. That just ain’t Reich award – most swastikas on your poster

WINNER – ingrid garner from Eleanor’s Story

16. The Come flyer with me come flier lets flier away Award – for amazing dedication and scheduling of hand billing

WINNER – Andrew Bailey

17. Breast of Fest Award (for great fringe exposure)

WINNER- Thea fitz-james (Naked Ladies)
Hon mentions – Rosie Bits,  Eleanor O’brien,  Oh Manada and the #yegfringefemmes collective

18. The Jem Rolls award for most jemmy Jem Rolls of the fest Jem Rolls lifetime achievement award


And finally

The Thanks for Letting me Do My Stupid Awards at your awesome fringe award

WINNER – Murray Utas (Festival Director)




17 06 2015


5 06 2014

It’s my favourite time of year again, FRINGE TIME! Montreal is already starting to get a bit crazy with Fringe kicking off this week and all the main shows starting next week! Be sure to check out my sketch show with Flackjack Cadillac called BANANARAMALLAMADINGDONG with my super talented pals Al Lafrance (who also has his own kick-ass solo show that you should see called The Quitter) and Jo Willers! Watch a trailer HERE!



You can also, once again catch me hosting my favourite after-party in the world, The 13th Hour at Cabaret Du Mile End every damn night of the fringe from 1am! Come and drink, unwind, laugh and get ready to DANCE YOU ASS OFF!

13th hour hostsHere are the 2014 hosts! Improv/comedy genius Vance Gillis, the delightfully gorgeous Holly Gauthier-Frankel!

Questionable At Best: More awesome Montreal podcast action

1 06 2014

My very funny friend DeAnne Smith invited me to be on her podcast “Questionable At Best.” Each week, she and a guest attempt to answer life’s big questions and have a great time doing it. We did a super fun “Would You Rather…” edition, check it out HERE.


You can also check out DeAnne’s first appearance on UP LATE LIVE here.

And just for fun, here’s an episode of her web series Life Made EZ in which I featured.

Working 9to5…sort of

23 05 2014

Wanna hear me chat to Keith and Walter from Montreal’s #3 Podcast, 9to5’s Go Plug Yourself? Then check it out HERE! I sat down and talked candidly about Trampoline, Zack Adams, Transformers, Australian actors and bunch of other stuff…it was great fun.shanegpys

A few new Trampoline Reviews

14 05 2014

There’s been some lovely reviews popping up around Montreal (and one from our recent Perth season) that I thought I’d share.  We still have three shows left May 14, 16 and 17 at Mainline Theatre, tickets available ONLINE or at the door!

“Adamczak’s trademark lighthearted humour will appreciate an interesting change of pace as this dark comedy reveals moments of real heartbreak… But that’s not to say your face won’t hurt from laughing as you leave the theatre. Layered and touching, Trampoline is a gorgeous piece of theatre you won’t soon forget.” -Bloody Underrated

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“This is a well written and cleverly acted play that will delight and amuse but also make you questions your notions of normal” – The Australian Times

“Adamczak again displays his natural ability to completely immerse himself in his characters and draw the audience into his world. Along with the equally excellent performances by Stevie and Vance  the play is both touching and hilarious.” – Culture Plus

Bloody Underrated – Review, May 2014

The Australian Times – Review, May 2014

Culture Plus, Montreal – Review, May 2014

Montreal Rampage – Review, May 2014

Daybreak, CBC Montreal – Interview, Audio (Scroll down to “Fringe Favourite back with feature play” story)


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Photos from the debut Montreal production by by Louis Longpré

TRAMPOLINE tickets on sale now!

24 04 2014

Montreal Trampoline Cast Ticketek - Hero titleTickets for the Montreal debut season of TRAMPOLINE are on sale now through the Mainline Theatre Website.

The ZACK ADAMS Project goes into “indefinite hibernation”

21 04 2014

Last night I performed the final night of of the “Zack Adams Trilogy” at Mainline and apparently everyone decided “Love Songs For Future Girl” was the show that they wanted to see, so last night was packed to the rafters (literally) in the Minimain at MainLine Theatre. A sincere thank you to all who came out, I have performed that show (at last count) around 150 times and last night was easily one of the funnest and most generous crowds I have ever had. 

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So after almost ten years, 6 live shows, two EPs and two live albums, countless stand-up shows and hundreds of performances at Festivals all around the world, Zack Adams” is now officially on “indefinite hibernation”. The Zack Adams Projects have been a huge part of my life and played a big role in getting my career to where it is now, but I feel like I’ve told all the stories I want to with Zack, for now at least, and I really want to focus on other projects that are still really exciting and challenging me, Trampoline, for example.

It was great to go out on a high last night, “Love Songs” is a show that has always meant a whole lot to me and I was glad so many people got joy and laughter out of it over the years.

Thanks Zack, I’ll be sure to “hit the cable with the hammer” at ever opportunity.

P.S. If you’re really after a Zack Adams fix, you can download a bunch of live, rare and studio tracks HERE!

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Canadian Cast of TRAMPOLINE announced!

11 04 2014

I’m super excited to finally announce the two wonderful performers who will be joining me onstage for the Canadian debut season of Trampoline. I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with both these guys before (You may recognize one from ROCKY HORROR and the other from CAPTAIN SPACESHIP) and am super excited to be working with them both again on my new play!

STEVIE PEMBERTON – Kelly/Dr. Vangillies

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Montreal-based actress Stevie Pemberton is thrilled to be part of the Montreal edition of Trampoline. Graduate of the Dome Theatre Program, credits include: Janet (The Rocky Horror Show), Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Nadine (The Wild Party), Eve (Waiting for the Parade), Miss Prism (The Importance of Being Earnest), Madame Ranyevskaya (The Cherry Orchard).


VANCE GILLIS – Pizza Guy, Cowboy,Cousin Frank, Others

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Vance Gillis is a Nova Scotia-born actor, improvisor and writer. He teaches and performs at Montreal Improv Theartre as a member of troupes Megafauna, Dream Hunks and Monsters. He is also a member of the cast of Wild Heart Acres, a monthly mini-series. He has previously performed in Shane Adamczak’s serialized sci-fi comedy Captain Spaceship and does sketch comedy with 52 Pickup, who performed in Best Of The Fest at the 2013 Montreal Sketchfest. He is lead writer for 2014 Sketchfest troupe Ghost Town and will be directing an improvised mini-series this summer called 1979 about the fall of disco.