Success 5000 is thrilled to return to Toronto Sketchfest after their debut at last year's festival, and even more thrilled to be getting the heck out of Edmonton in March! Self-described as "musical comedy that doesn't suck," Success 5000 is bringing a bunch of brand new songs in addition to all your old favourites. The songs themselves range in style from rock ballads to acoustic hip hop, but each one is rooted in absurdist humour tinged with a healthy dose of cynicism and self deprecation.
Success 5000 is an Edmonton-based duo specializing in musical comedy. They have headlined every stand-up night in Edmonton, toured the country, performed on CBC’s The Irrelevant Show, and been featured in comedy festivals such as Vancouver Sketchfest, Philly Sketchfest, Seattle Sketchfest and Improvaganza. They have released two full-length comedy albums: a studio recording entitled Laughcore, and a live album, We’ll Fix It In Post, recorded at the Sewing Machine Factory in Edmonton. Their music blends absurd humour with biting cynicism; a recent review praised their show for its “self-depreciating, nihilistic, and sarcastic humour that’s both current and genuinely hilarious.