The Talk Show to end all Talk Shows:
Comedy, Music, and Unbearable Tension come together in NIGHT FIGHT TONIGHT
After a period of estrangement, Fringe darlings Walter J. Lyng and Leighland J. Beckman are back on speaking terms and ready to unleash NIGHT FIGHT TONIGHT on the world! Following dozens of sold-out Night Fight shows throughout the city, Walter and Leighland were offered a lucrative TV deal and are now more or less ready to record the first six episodes of this dynamic talk show during the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, From June 13-21 at Petit Campus (VENUE 2 – 57 Prince Arthur Street East).
Along with a unique Top 38 List and Stupid Knife trick, each show will feature a different celebrity guest! At present, Walter and Leighland have invited P.K. Subban, Justin Trudeau, Peter Mansbridge, Shania Twain, Russell Peters, Rob Ford, Gordon Lightfoot, Adrienne Clarkson, Glen Gould and many more. With (potential) names like these, NIGHT FIGHT TONIGHT is bound to be a star-studded affair (probably).
In addition to the segments being filmed for TV, the capacity crowd at Petit Campus will also get to experience the off-camera magic, including, but not limited to, painfully awkward chit-chat, screaming matches, egomaniacal ranting, and maybe even a fist fight.
Show dates and times:
Saturday, June 13 – 21:15;
Sunday, June 14 – 14:15;
Tuesday, June 16 – 23:00;
Thursday, June 18 – 20:15;
Saturday, June 20 – 16:15;
Sunday, June 21 – 18:15
Walter J. Lyng:
Dividing his time between stand-up comedy, writing, show producing, club managing, acting and ring announcing, Lyng first took the Fringe Festival by storm in 2012 with his one-man show, Pitching Knife Fight, before going on to host the late night 13th Hour shows the following year.
Beckman and his band, Aural Turpitude , have become
living legends in the local scene thanks to a seamless combination of comedy, music and abject filth. In 2013, he collaborated with the amazing DeAnne Smith for the Off Fringe smash hit, Horrible Things.
This completely legitimate and fully immersive talk show experience comes at the staggeringly low cost of $10 per person, and only $8 for students (plus another $2 that goes to the Fringe Fest bigwigs).