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Toronto: Anesti Daniels’s “Six Frets Under” plays at the Toronto Fringe July 3-14

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Fresh off a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Variety Act, Musical Comedian on the rise, Anesti Danelis, returns to the Toronto Fringe with Six Frets Under premiering at The Tranzac Club Tiki Room for 10 performances July 3 - 14, 2019. 

Having been surrounded by loss this past year, Anesti Danelis took refuge in his guitar and created a brand new hour of comedic music. Directed by Tricia Black (She the People, Extravaganza Eleganza) this brand new hour reflects on all the fun moments in life like: identity crisis, invincible youth, inescapable rumours, stealing from work, goats? and more! With a style snuggled between Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords, and now with 100% more piano and violin, Anesti Danelis creates a unique concert experience of music and comedy that asks life’s biggest questions while toe-tapping that existential dread away. 

“Brilliant blend of sharp wit, optimism, and perfectly dark humour” 

 ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Anesti Danelis is a Toronto-based musical comedian who has charmed sold-out audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his unique blend of optimistic and dark, grounded and absurd, witty and ridiculous humour. He recently taped his television debut for the CBC at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, has performed at the Montreal Sketchfest, the Toronto Sketchfest where he also opened for Adam Conover, has been featured on Global News Montreal and the viral platform 9GAG, and has released his debut comedy album of his critically acclaimed show Songs for a New World Order on Spotify and iTunes, a show which earned him a nomination for Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.

Tricia Black (Director) studied sketch, improvisation and musical improvisation at The Second City Training Center in Toronto and Chicago, as well as iO Chicago. Tricia was a member of the inaugural Featured Players at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, and a recent cast member of The Second City House Company. She is a current member of the Toronto Sketch troupe The Sketchersons, a member of the LGBTQ improv troupe Kinsey Fail, and was recently in the Canadian Comedy award nominated show Yes, Android (Bad Dog Comedy Theatre). Tricia is the Artistic Producer of a Broadway World award winning theatre company, Tweed & Company Theatre, where she has written and composed several new Canadian musical works. Currently she can be seen performing in The Second City’s second installment of She the People, and soon a remount of the hit queer sketch comedy Extravaganza Eleganza.

Anesti Danelis in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival presents…
Six Frets Under
Written and Performed by: Anesti Danelis, Directed by: Tricia Black
Tranzac Club Tiki Room: 292 Brunswick Avenue
July 3 - 5, 10 - 12 at 8pm — July 6, 13 at 5:30pm & 7pm

Tickets: $13 ($11 ticket, $2 service charge) and can be purchased as of June 6 online at (, by telephone (416-966-1062),
or from the Festival Box Office at Scadding Court (707 Dundas St. W.).
Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible 
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify: @anestidanelis #SixFretsUnder

Photo: Anesti Daniels.