Matchstick Theatre and Hello City present Punch Up by Kat Sandler

Matchstick Theatre and Hello City team up to co-present Kat Sandler's tragicomedy Punch Up, playing at the Bus Stop Theatre for two weekends December 8th-11th and 15th-18th!

Tickets are entirely Pay What You Can on a sliding scale. 
(If a $10 reduced ticket cost is still not accessible for you, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at and we can accommodate).

Tickets go off-sale at Noon on the day of the show. After that time, please buy them at the door, or contact us at to save your spot.

Select performances will be ASL Interpreted (Saturday, Dec. 10th at 2:00pm, and Sunday, Dec. 11th at 7:00pm)


What happens when the most pathetic man ever kidnaps the funniest man alive to make the saddest girl in the world laugh?

Duncan is trying to make Brenda laugh so that she will reconsider taking her own life. There is only one problem: Duncan is not funny. The solution? He kidnaps funnyman Pat to help him write the perfect stand-up routine. 

Punch Up shows just how far we will go for a laugh, the hilarity found within despair, and the profound healing power of comedy.


We're also incredibly excited to have an amazing roster of special stand-up comedian guests joining us for each show! 🎤🎤🎤

Shahin Mohammadi, Travis Lindsay, Trina James, Luba Magnus, Gil Anderson, Colin McGuire, Clare Belford, and Adam Myatt will all be joining us throughout the run with some short opening stand-up sets.

Check out each show's specific listing for which stand-up acts are featured that night!

The Bus Stop Theatre

2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3B5