THE DISNEY DELUSION
2022 Fringe Festival Tour
Montreal | Regina | Winnipeg | Hamilton | Edmonton | Vancouver
ABOUT THE SHOW
Award-winning comedian and playwright Leif Oleson-Cormack pushes confessional comedy to its limits in this show about a methodically moronic plan to double-down on unrequited love through a disastrous trip to Disneyland. Featuring criminal acts, surgically-altered sugar daddies, Sinatra impersonators, and a cynically-charged "coming out", this (unfortunately) true story is not to be missed.
“Leif Oleson-Cormack shows how two things — storytelling skill and pure fearlessness — can make for truly captivating theatre.”
- Fish Griwkowsky, The Edmonton Journal
“[T]he show is an unusual fusion of stand-up comedy and theatre. And it capitalizes on the particular appeals of both — the bright forward energy (and sharp-eyed comic observations) of the former, the narrative structure and momentum of the latter. Both the current and the younger Leif’s occupy the stage, in a vivid way. And they make great company for a Fringe hour.”
- Liz Nichols, 12thnight.ca
“This is a great one-person autobiographical Fringe show — it’s a honest story above love that manages to be very funny, even though there are some darker moments in this tale. Oleson-Cormack is very likeable and combined with a story full of twists, he keeps the audience engaged in his adventure.”
-Justin Olynyk, UMFM Theatre Reviews
“Feverish, funny and fantastical, this adventure delivers entertainment on all fronts. Love it.”
-Ray Yuen, JennyRevue.com
“Leif Oleson-Cormack shows us where the future of stand-up comedy should lie.”
-Tamara Kamermans, View Magazine (Pick for ‘Best of Fringe’ 2022)
Nominated for the Just for Laughs Award for Outstanding English Comedy in the Frankie Awards (2022 Montreal Fringe)
ABOUT THE PERFORMER
Before entering the world of stand-up comedy, Leif Oleson-Cormack was an award-winning Juilliard-trained playwright who designed video games for a living. Since them, he’s been performing his tightly written, storytelling-driven style of comedy for audiences all across North America. He was the winner of the 2019 Calgary FunnyFest Comedy Competition and has been featured in the Park Slope Comedy Festival, The Edmonton Fringe Festival, and the District Queer Comedy Festival. His play Dead Peasants was the winner of 2012 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Award and he is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center.
The Disney Delusion is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton.