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Runs from Tuesday April 16 2024 to Sunday April 21 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

Event Notes


Highland Arts Theatre Presents


by Kat Sandler

Directed by Birdie Gregor


For the first time in 6 years, catch the HAT Classic from our Original 2015 Season that's won awards across the province: Punch Up!

The Funniest Man Alive tries to make the Most Pathetic Man That Ever Existed make the Saddest Girl in the World laugh. Toronto’s hottest playwright (credits include: SUCKER, WILD WOMAN, & Dora-Winner MUSTARD) returns to Cape Breton with this darkly comic love letter to comedy.

Starring: Wesley J. Colford, Nick Porteous, and Hilary Scott

OUTSTANDING: Production, Ensemble, Direction, AND winner of “Patron’s Pick” —NOW Best of T.O.

WINNER OF Best in Festival at the 2014 Toronto Fringe & 2015 Atlantic Fringe

“Gives the best TV comedies a run for their money.” — NOW Magazine.

“Sandler’s script doesn’t even give you a chance to catch your breath from one joke before you’re onto laughing at the next one.” —Mooney on Theatre

“BUCKLE UP. A hilarious and surprising antidote to sadness.” — Doktor Luke’s Blog 2017

NOTE: This trailer was made for our original production in 2015. This event is not 19+, although viewer discretion is advised due to Mature Language.


Highland Arts Theatre - Sydney, NS


April 16 to 21, 2024

Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm

Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

There is no intermission for this program.


Recommended for ages 16 and up with warnings of Mature Language and... "F Bombs"


Adult Admission: $27.00 +HST

Ages 23 & Under Admission: $17.00 +HST

Pay-What-You-Choose Preview Admission on April 16

Select Seats available for Free every performance while supplies last thanks to Radical Access.

All sales final.

Part of the 2024 Winter-Spring Season.

Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!

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