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Fringe Review: AL Connors: DJ Detective

By Brenda Dunn on June 13, 2017

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AL Connors: DJ Detective
by AL Connors

50 min / Comedy, Storytelling / PG

In AL Connors’ opinion, “even the most tame room of people can achieve a maximum, level 3 party” provided the DJ can successfully decode the mood of the room. With a request box in the lobby before the show, Connors proceeds to set a largely improvised soundtrack to a tight 50 minutes of storytelling about being a DJ since the age of sixteen.

There’s a lot of happy head bobbing and not all of it due to the beats. Connors can pull off a full-body impersonation of a drunken, middle aged woman’s shuffle, while delivering a perfectly sober aside to the audience from the neck up. This show has all the authenticity of an improv set, with the tight curation of a professional storyteller. Go and learn what goes on behind the turntables, get a brief history of the mirror ball, and stay for the level 3 dance party.


AL Connors: DJ Detective is playing at Studio Léonard-Beaulne (135 Séraphin-Marion) until Sunday June 18, 2017. Tickets cost $12 online and at the door. Visit ottawafringe.com for the show schedule and box office info. Read more reviews at apt613.ca/fringe.


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