The Quitter

Quitter Poster Victoria

Quitting and failing aren’t synonymous – although, they can both be equally hilarious. Montreal funnyman Al Lafrance tells tales of giving up and messing up in this solo show. Dollars to donuts, this one’s a must-see for lovers of comedy and storytelling.

WINNER: Just For Laughs award for Best English Comedy at the Montreal Fringe.

What folks are sayin’:

4 STARS, “one you should fit into your Fringe schedule” – CBC Manitoba

4 STARS, “Inspirational and funny, Lafrance has the voice of a well-seasoned orator” – Vue Weekly

4 STARS, “so off-the-cuff and casual, you can’t help but be inspired” – Edmonton Journal

4 STARS, “well-told, relatable” – The Winnipeg Free Press

“hilarious and heartfelt” – CBC Canada Writes

“a gem of a monologue” – Little City

“lots of laughs” – The Visitorium

“engaging, funny, relatable” – Montreal Rampage

“pretty darn charming” – Forget the box

And also check out these great reviews by CJLO,, The Montreal Times, as well as this amazing feature on Newborn Theatre!

And here’s an interview I did for After The House Lights.

The Quitter completed a successful tour of Fringe festivals all across the country over the summer of 2014, was revived briefly in 2015, and will make its 3rd appearance on the Fringe circuit in 2016.

Upcoming performances:

Halifax, NS
The Rainbow Room (Menz and Mollyz Bar)

Friday, September 2nd, 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 3rd, 8:55 pm
Sunday, September 4th, 7:45 pm
Monday, September 5th, 9:00 pm
Tuesday, September 6th, 8:50 pm

Thursday, September 8th, 6:05 pm
Saturday, September 10th, 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 11th, 9:20 pm
Guelph, ON
October 13th-16th, Venue TBA


Past performances:

Saint John, NB
Mary Oland Theatre (New Brunswick Museum)

Wednesday, August 19th, 6:45pm
Thursday, August 20th, 8:15pm
Friday, August 21st, 9:45pm
Saturday, August 22nd, 5:15pm
Sunday, August 23rd, 12:45pm


Montreal Improv, 3697 St-Laurent

Friday June 13th, 11:00 PM
Sunday June 15th, 7:00 PM
Monday June 16th, 10:45 PM
Thursday June 19th, 7:45 PM
Friday June 20th, 22:45 PM
Saturday June 21st, 20:15 PM – SOLD OUT


Unitarian Fellowship Centre, 2700 College Avenue
Wednesday, July 9th – 6:00 PM
Thursday, July 10th – 7:45 PM
Friday, July 11th – 9:30 PM
Saturday, July 12th – 11:30 AM
Sunday, July 13th – 1:45 PM


Venue 21 – Shaw Performing Arts Centre (Manitoba Theatre for Young People), #2 Forks Market Road
Thursday, July 17 – 7:15 PM
Friday, July 18 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, July 19 – 12:00 PM
Monday, July 21 – 10:15 PM
Tuesday, July 22 – 1:00 PM
Wednesday, July 23 – 5:30 PM
Friday, July 25 – 8:45 PM
Saturday, July 26 – 3:30 PM


Venue 10 – Acacia Hall – 10433 83rd Ave NW

Saturday, Aug 16th, 6:30 PM – SOLD OUT
Monday, Aug 18th, 10:45 PM – SOLD OUT
Tuesday, Aug 19th, 9:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 21st, 12:15 PM
Friday, Aug 22nd, 4:15 PM

Venue 8 – The Roxy Theatre – 2657 Quadra St

Sunday, August 24th – 3:00 PM
Monday, August 25th – 8:15 PM
Wednesday, August 27th – 9:45 PM
Thursday, August 28th – 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 30th – 1:45 PM
Sunday, August 31st – 6:00 PM


Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright St.
Thursday, September 4th – 5:15 PM
Sunday, September 7th – 5:55 PM
Monday, September 8th – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, September 10th – 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 13th – 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 14th – 4:30 PM – SOLD OUT


MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent
Thursday, October 2nd, 8PM
Performed as a fundraiser for the SOLOS Festival.


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