Uncomfortably Live featuring Paper Machetes
Story & Music by Paper Machetes
Karenina Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
When Paper Machetes, a tired indie band, finally gets a chance at stardom by landing a slot on a well-known nightly talk show, they find themselves in the middle of an existential crisis. On live television.
Uncomfortably Live is a goofy absurdist comedy featuring live musical performances by Christy Taronno (co-creator of 5 STAR Bizarro Obscure and composer of the original soundtrack for 4 STAR The Manic Pixie Dream Girl) alongside Danny Nguyen (drums) and Anton Voronin (guitar.)

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $11

Parental Guidance
Warnings:Coarse language, strobe lights
Thu July 20 2:00 PM
Fri July 21 7:15 PM
Sun July 23 12:00 PM
Mon July 24 5:15 PM
Tue July 25 11:00 PM
Thu July 27 3:30 PM
Fri July 28 9:15 PM
Sun July 30 2:00 PM

Uncomfortably Live featuring Paper Machetes

Karenina Productions—John Hirsch Mainstage

The programme says the show is a “goofy absurdist comedy” and that pretty much nails it. The premise is a band “The Paper Machetes” have gotten their big break on a live broadcast of a popular show, but while performing the underlying tensions in the band start to break through and cause turmoil. The musical trio of Christy Taronno (keyboards and vocals), Danny Ngyuen (a fab wolfman looking character with an Animal from the Muppets T-shirt on drums), and Anton Voronin (guitar) form the band and the original music is really good. They really put their talent on display doing a cover of the Beatles’ Don’t Let Me Down which brings them all back on the same page. My only complaint was some of the vocals were drowned out a bit, so I missed some of the lyrics in the original songs.

Murray Hunter