The SHOW SHOW: A Lip Sync Battle ft. Kristian Bruun, Matty Burns, and Steph Malek

In this episode, Ruth and Liz challenge smash Fringe sensations/musical improv troupe Songbuster to a lip sync battle. Featuring Steph Malek, Matty Burns, and Orphan Black’s Kristian Bruun.

If you missed episode 1 of The SHOW SHOW, where Theatre Brouhaha’s Kat Sandler and Tom McGee get tipsy and recount the history of the Fringe Festival, don’t worry! You can watch it here

About Songbuster

Nine musical theatre performers set out to create their own legendary musical from scratch, right before your eyes. Will it turn into a Little Shop of Horrors? Will they Grease the audience? Will the sun come out tomorrow for this group? Your suggestions help drive the creation of a never-seen-before-and-never-seen-again musical!

Directed by Carly Heffernan and performed by Tricia Black, Kristian Bruun, Matty Burns, Ashley Comeau, Alexandra Hurley, Stephanie Malek, Josh Murray, Nug Nahrgang, and Connor Thompson, with musical direction by Tom King.


The SHOW SHOW features aspiring hosts Ruth Goodwin (The Howland Company) and Liz Johnston (Bad Dog Theatre) as they interview theatre artists and comedians about life in Toronto as a performer, on their show, about shows.

Eager to conduct the greatest interview of all time, The SHOW SHOW is a mishmash of various styles—one minute it’s a lip sync battle, the next it’s Theatre Brouhaha drunk in a living room. Directed by the incomparable Jacqueline Andrade.

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Ruth and Liz are Toronto based performers who have been friends for far too long. Liz is an accomplished improviser and sketch comedian who performs regularly with Bad Dog Theatre and the Monkey Toast Players. Ruth works as actor and producer and is a founding member of The Howland Theatre Company. You can also catch them both on TV plugging the occasional Tim Horton’s Breakfast Wrap or Kit Kat bar. They get along great. Here is a horrible picture of them in high school. @Ruth_Goodwin @LizJohnston12

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Jacqueline is a Toronto-based producer and director. Her work has been featured in various festivals such as Montreal World Film Festival, Hollywood North Film Festival, and Muskoka Independent Film Festival. As a recent graduate from the Humber FMTV program, she is now working with a variety of film studios including The Young Astronauts, Unikron, and Two Bit Circus.