Jenny Awards 2019!

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We wrapped up our 28th year of doing this with the Jenny Awards on Sunday night and below you will find a list of the participants and winners (in Bold). First a couple notes, the category title that was used during the show for one of the awards (listed below as *12 was insensitive and should not have been used the way it was, we offer our formal apology here and it has been replaced in this list. Additionally, we apologize to those performers and crowd members who were unable to attend and felt excluded due the the King’s Head being a non accessible venue. We have been aware of this for a few years, due to difficulties even some of our own staff have in climbing the stairs to the venue space. However, we do not currently know of any other venue that is accessible that could meet the requirements, including being Fringe friendly, close to Old Market Square, able to seat over 100 people, having a sound system, having reasonably priced food and drinks, and who is willing to do it late on a Sunday night for free. I will also say that if it was not for the continued support of the King’s Head, going all the way back to 2002, the Jenny Revue would probably have ceased to exist long ago. We are open to suggestions, so if you do know of an accessible space that might work let us know.

Murray Hunter

1. Words, Words, Words
(an award for shows with titles of 10 words or more)

  1. Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood
  2. I Married the King of the Underworld and My Mom Freaked
  3. Between Sunset and Sunrise (Or, that time I walked around all night with a guy I met online)
  4. Chase Breyer: Part Time Substitute Teacher, Full Time Canadian Super Spy
  5. Erik de Waal’s TROLLS, BULLIES & ROCK STARS or A Kerfuffle in a Doodlesack
  6. Silence! The Musical (The Unauthorized Parody of The Silence of the Lambs)
  7. The WALK IN THE SNOW: the true story of Lise Meitner

2. Ghosted
(an award that will haunt you)

  1. 13 Dead Dreams of “Eugene”
  2. A Confederate Widow in Hell
  3. Alabama Monster
  4. Yeats’s Ghosts
  5. The Ghost Project
  6. Meatball Séance
  7. Diary of a Monster Kid
  8. Orbituary

3. It’s all True I tell you!
(an award for telling like it was)

  1. Denial Is A Wonderful Thing
  2. The Light Bringer
  3. Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower
  4. Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés?
  5. Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life
  6. Letters
  7. Chase Padgett: Heart Attacks & Other Blessings
  8. The Mercury 13

4. Scriptless
(an award for Just Making the Whole Thing Up)

  1. Free Beer: Brewicide Squad
  2. ImproVision
  3. The DnD Improv Show 12
  4. Improv Comics: The Adventures of Poncho Kid
  5. One Great Winnipeg

5. It’s a Family Affair
(a Relative award )

  1. (Sisterscene) Opera Mouse
  2. How I Murdered My Mother
  3. (Two Son) GOAT: A Sketch Comedy Revue
  4. Dion Arnold: How I Killed My Nan
  5. Motherhood Out Loud
  6. (Son of Kimmy Zee) Quirky
  7. (Not My Favourite Daughter) The Great Pillow War of ’96
  8. Mix Tapes From My Mom
  9. (Merkin Sisters) EYE CANDY
  10. Bad Baby Presents: Rules Control the Fun

6. I’ll Put a Spell on You
(an award for prestidigitation and other magic)

  1. Crazy for Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation
  2. Magic: The Musical
  3. MIND GAMES: Brain-Bending Magic
  4. The Great & Powerful Tim: Clue Dunnit?
  5. Worst Case Magic
  6. Art of Astonishment
  7. The Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood
  8. El Diablo of the Cards

Note: there was a tie between Art of Astonishment and El Diablo of the Cards, the winner was decided by a Magic Trick Battle

7. With a Song in My Heart
(a melodic award)

  1. Musicals Are Stupid: A Stupid Musical
  2. 35MM: A Musical Exhibition
  3. Carey-OK! : Timeless Timely Tunes
  4. Hits Like a Girl
  5. The King in Yellow, a Musical Parody
  6. A Sunshine Odyssey
  7. Tell Me On A Sunday

8. Twisting, Turning, Flipping, Flying
(an award for doing amazing things with your body)

  1. Bamboo
  2. Sansei: The Storyteller
  3. SpinS
  4. THREE
  5. THROWBACK!
  6. Water
  7. INK
  8. Schemas, 1-5

9. And Now For Something Completely Different
(an award for being the unique and Unclassibiable)

  1. Commando: The Radio Play
  2. Jellyfish Are Immortal Returns
  3. A Glimpse of Sunshine
  4. Yellow Den
  5. The Container
  6. FOR SCIENCE!
  7. The Ballad Of Frank Allen

10. Circuses and Fairy Tales

  1. The World’s Fattest Contortionist Presents: “The 5 Star Revue ”
  2. Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
  3. The Robber Bridegroom: A Grimm Fairy Tale
  4. The Witches
  5. Palabra Flamenco: Fox Woman

11. That Sounds Familiar
(an award for adapting or parodying someone else)

  1. Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
  2. Not Quite Sherlock
  3. 12
  4. Bleak Expectations, Dickens’ First Draft
  5. Twelfth Night
  6. JULIET: A Revenge Comedy

*12.
(an award for Teachable Moments)

  1. Wait, So Do I Make Out With A Pan?
  2. Things We (never) Learned in Sex Ed
  3. Is That How Clowns Have Sex? A One-Woman Queer Clown Sex Ed Show
  4. Dear Samantha
  5. PURGE
  6. LARRY
  7. Trendsettlers: Episode IV
  8. Pack Animals
  9. LUB DUB
  10. Lip Service

13. Get Out Here
(a category for places to go, and wishing for a better Fringe Theme)

  1. A Global Village Idiot
  2. Barney Morin’s: Canadian Guide to La Vie
  3. Fire in the Meth Lab
  4. Graceland
  5. Almost, Maine
  6. The Day the Earth Stood Stoned
  7. Setting Sail
  8. A Man Walks Into A Bar

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