chris wilson & peter carlone
Peter N’ Chris’ Toronto Fringe show Here Lies Chris, which plays at the Randolph Theatre, is a hilarious and joyful sketch comedy show that tells the story of Peter, who accidentally kills his friend Chris, and devotes himself to travelling to far off dimensions searching for another Chris to replace him.
The result is a hilarious assortment of scenes that build on one another, on the expectations of comedy and of sketch, that further explore Chris and Peter’s friendship and take us to imaginative places and silly scenarios, with a lot of heart and adept exuberance.
Peter Carlone brings a sweet earnestness to the urgency in this quest to find another version of his best friend, and as he is thrown into scenes with movie battlefield Chris, shitty Toronto Chris, and Electric Chris, the audience becomes more and more invested in finding a suitable Chris and bringing him into our own dimension so they can live happily ever after. Chris Wilson’s sassy goofiness serves him well in the playing of various versions of himself, and also, as it turns out, two different versions of Peter.
The physicality in this show is infused with energy and super-precision, the ideas explored in each sketch build nicely on each other creating a extremely satisfying whole and lots of laughter.
TWISI FRINGE RATING:
Here Lies Chris plays at the Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst Street) as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival at the following times:
July 09 at 09:15 PM buy tickets
July 10 at 03:30 PM buy tickets
July 11 at 07:30 PM buy tickets