Ned Petrie, Toronto Comedian

“The Halifax Fringe has several qualities I wish other festivals would adopt. Foremost among them is the Artist Pass system. Every Fringe has a procedure where artists may attend each other’s shows, but the Atlantic Fringe is the only one where artists can attend AND contribute to each other’s box office. Word of mouth is crucial to building a Fringe audience, and the best way to achieve word of mouth is a Fringe performer recommending shows to their own audiences. Thanks to the Artist Pass system, the Halifax Fringe gives performers a great incentive to support and help market the work of their peers. It helps build a unique Fringe community that benefits everyone.” -Ned Petrie, Toronto Comedian