Pacific Coast Stage Company is pleased to announce the lottery winners of the 2018 Nanaimo Fringe Festival!

The Gay Uncle Explains It All To You

The Gay Uncle Time | Seattle

Jeffrey Robert, The Gay Uncle, learned about life through the Pop, Camp, Gay, Underground and Trash Culture of the 60’s & 70’s and wants to celebrate it all with you. A whirlwind tour inside the mind of an upper-middle-aged gay man done with storytelling, humor and graphic novel style brightly colored paintings on cardboard and found objects.


sideshowcomic | Edmonton

comedy contortion

Kitchen Sink   

NickelPumpernickel | Victoria

Exploring the idea of a kitchen sink drama through a repeating fight and a growing amount of actual kitchen sinks. Rediscovering the political nature of this genre with an intersectional feminist framework and a burning disdain for white supremacy.

Robert’s Eternal Goldfish      

Audacity Theatre Lab | Dallas

Robert J. Roberts has a huge problem with the world. In particular he really dislikes people. All people. One day he becomes the unlikely custodian of a magical goldfish and Mr. Roberts’ misanthropic view of the world is seriously challenged. Can a person be frustrated into being a better human being?


GoodSide Productions | Parksville and Vancouver

Getting old is not for sissies – and the journey from denial to accepting the whole sordid business is bumpy and – full of laughs.  This is Susan’s 5th one-woman Fringe comedy.

Buzz Off         

Clever Trever | Gabriola Island

Circus style clown show with juggling and music

Confessions of a Closet Time Traveller         

Fly by Night Productions | Victoria

After a ‘near death’ experience at age ten, Anthony became aware that he can travel through time. He kept this ability a closely guarded secret until a couple of years ago, when scientists announced their discovery that we are actually all time travellers. This performance marks his coming out as a time traveller.

After the Beep

Pamela Bethel | Victoria

Pamela found cassettes from her very own answering machine she had as a teenager during the early 1990’s. Despite the obvious risk of death by embarrassment, she’s sharing this archive of adolescence with live audiences. Part confessional, part show-and-tell, it’s an exploration of awkward times revealed by the recorded voices of BFs, BFFs, a frenemy and wrong numbers.

Ten Tips for a Collapsed Uterus         

Colleen Brow | North Vancouver

An eclectic and humorous look at the many layers (and, wrinkles) of aging. A combination of stand-up comedy and storytelling ensconced in multi-media images (cartoon sketches, still images).

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy     

Mark Hughes | Vancouver

Semi professional bank robber to semi professional stand up comic

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2018 Waitlist