ZACKIE AWARDS 2015

25 08 2015

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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

WINNER – Loon

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

WINNER- TJ Dawe

And finally

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

WINNER – Murray Utas (Festival Director)

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ZACKIE AWARD WINNERS 2013

27 08 2013

So last at last year’s Edmonton Fringe I started a little tradition called The Zackie Awards, a bunch of made-up (and mostly stupid) awards for all my awesome artist friends in the festival. They proved so popular that everyone asked me to do them again, so at 2am on the last Saturday of the festival we all packed out the Steel Wheels and we presented the 2ND ANNUAL ZACKIE AWARDS!

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Here’s all the winners…

1. The Attendance & Participation Award – Everybody.

2. The”Mad Abs” Award –  from laughing all the way to the bank – Sam Mullins and Andrew bailey

3. Where the fuck is Mullins Award for most absent fringe performer – Jem Rolls
(Honourable mention) Kristian Reimer

4. Most  Disturbing FLYERING presence/OMG do you have you DICK OUT!?! Award –  The Bouffons from “YOU KILLED HAMLET”

5. “I hope you’re  hungry, because you’re about eat a pantload of whimsy/We’ll take you heart fill it with the love and light of 1000 suns and then smash it  into a million pieces Award” – Countries Shaped Like Stars

6. GINGER FIRE AWARD: Why are there so many gingers in this fest? Don’t they know they’ll have to go out in the sun?
Honorable mentions – Vanessa Quesnelle (The Pit)  Christel Bartelse (Circle) & Penny Ashton (Promise & Promiscuity)

WINNERS– Patrick Hercamp (Sound & Fury), Johhny Walker (Amusement), Rebecca Perry (Confessions Of A Redhead Coffeeshop Girl), Sharon Nolan – (Medicine), Holly Von sin (Adore Canada) and  Tara Travis (Til Death)

7. Sorry there’s no artist lounge other than this bit of car park but if you REALLY want, you can sit on my face …Award (for performer that really needs to get laid)
Runner up –  PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY!!!
WINNER – James Jangl

8. Fuck you I want a space helmet! – Charles (Mobyu Alpha) & Johnny Tomorrow Chronicles

9. I like big butts and I cannot lie ice ice baby push it real good AWARD – (best white guy rap presence)
Erika Kate Mcdonald (Tap Me On The Shoulder), Chase Padgett & The Flow Bros, Kevin Gillese and The Duettes

10. Little drummer boy (Best Late Night Cabaret Performance)

Honorable mentions – The Duettes, Little Sam Mullins, Jesse the intern and Martin DOCKERY sucking a vodka tampon.

WINNER – Peter ‘n Chris

11. Worst Aussie accent (& keeping it up all fringe) – Penny Ashton and Matt Harvey

12. Where’s “Seashell & Rocket?” I love those clowns, i wish they had shows this year AWARD – Christine Lesiak (Ask Aggie)  and Adam Keefe (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas)

13. I’d let you put your stick in MY backpack award – king and queen of poster on a stick – Tim Murphy & Annette (Hitler’s little abomination)

14. We Got No place Else To Go Award for best late night hangout – The Late Night Cabaret and Steel Wheels

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A ZACKIE included a bunch of “stars” to use on reviews, an eraser (because we all make mistakes), a spool of your unsold tickets, a six-sided die (because who you get to review your show is always a gamble) and a candle (because chicks dig candles n’ shit)

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See you at the 2014 ZACKIES!

-S





Edmonton Fringe Tickets On sale NOW!

7 08 2013

CLICK HERE to buy tickets to my new show ZACK TO THE FUTURE at this year’s Edmonton Fringe. I’ve a had great time in Edmonton the last two years so I’m super excited to be returning!

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Also for all those who have asked, yes, the ZACKIE AWARDS will be returning this year!





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2012 ZACKIE AWARD WINNERS!

31 08 2012

So, it turns out that if you have a day off and enough spare time, you can actually just start your own Fringe traditions. I decided that it might be nice to give out a bunch of dumb awards to my friends in Edmonton and the whole thing kinda got outta hand, but ended up being a super fun way to  end my tour. SO without any further ado, for anyone that missed them, here are the categories and winners of the 2012 ZACK ADAMS AWARDS (aka THE ZACKIES).

ABOVE: The Captivated ZACKIE crowd at Steel Wheels

BEST ATTEMPT AT AN AUSSIE ACCENT
Male – Peter Carlone
Female – Emilia Gordon (who also won the LITTLE MERMAID AWARD – for the most performances with the least amount if voice.)

WORST ATTEMPT AT AN AUSSIE ACCENT
Male – The Birdmann
Female – Chris Wilson

WHY DON’T YOU GUYS JUST SHUT UP AWARD for most non verbal awesomeness on and off stage- KEYSTONE THEATRE/WONDERHEADS/VERNUS SAYS SURRPISE

WHERE THE FUCK IS MULLINS AWARD – Most MIA performer of the fringe – Sam Mullins

SEXY CLOWN AWARD – (PERFORMERS WHOSE CHARACTERS MADE US FEEL WEIRD IN THE PANTS) – MORRO & JASP/JAYSON MCDONALD /FOOLS FOR LOVE

BEST BAND IN THE WORLD IN EDMONTON
– Die Roten Punkte 

BEST HYPERACTIVE RANT AT STEEL WHEELS & SPIN DOCTOR AWARD FOR MAKING THE BEST IF A POTENTIALLY BAD SITUATION 
– Andrew bailey 

YOU DICKS ARE SO FUNNY YOU ACTUALLY MADE ME KEEL OVER IN PAIN (HOW’S THAT NEW SHOW COMING ALONG) AWARD – Peter ‘n Chris

GROSSEST POSTER OF THE FRINGE – Syphilis a love story 

MUST BE NICE NOT TO HAVE TO FLYER ANYMORE (IT’S PROBABLY BETTER THAT YOU STAY OUT OF THE SUN ANYWAY) AWARD 
– JONNIE AND MORGAN (Redheaded Stepchild)

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED AWARD – For carrying my bags, standing in for me at my tech run, putting up my posters and just being a generally awesomely weird rad dude.
TRENT BAUMAN- aka THE BIRDMANN

HELP ME OBI WAN KENOBI YOU’RE MY ONLY HOPE AWARD… For best stories, anecdotes and advice – Jem Rolls

BREAST OF FESTEmma Godmere, Mikala Dyke, Elizabeth Blue, Emmeila Gordon, Ingrid Hansen and the #babesbabesbabes collective 

WE GOT NO PLACE ELSE TA GO AWARD – Best Fringe Venue.
STEEL WHEELS

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All the winners got 5 STARS, some fake money, an eraser to correct their many mistakes made during fringe and bunch of other random stuff…
Thanks to all who where there, it was a lot of fun. Special thanks to my awesome co-presenter/assistant Elizabeth Blue!

Same time next year?





VUE WEEKLY gives A COMPLETE HISTORY ✮✮✮✮!

20 08 2012

“Filled with hubris and vulnerability, comedy and a lot of heart, this is Fringe performing at its best.” – VUE WEEKLY, Edmonton

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE!