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Pretty Beast ()

Produced by

Karate Chop Teriyaki Production

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Creator: Kazu Kusano
Director: Jane Morris


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


July 4th, 2024 – July 13th, 2024


Born into darkness, comedy is her superpower! Growing up in a dysfunctional family in Japan, Kazu dreams of escape. Raised by a mother suffering from schizophrenia and an alcoholic father, forced to combat sexist stereotypes, she discovers her voice and purpose in comedy.

Japanese comedian, Kazu Kusano delivers a one-two punch of wry observation, and raw physicality. (


Kazu Kusano Performer

Creative Team

Kazu Kusano Creator
Jane Morris Director


Allen Gittelson Media Contact