There is No I In Fail is “an anti-motivational comedy” about lowering your expectations that is extremely heartwarming and exceeds all expectations! Trent Baumann’s Australian one-man show is one of the most uplifting performances you’ll have the pleasure of seeing at this year’s edition of the Montreal Fringe Festival. With balloons, milk crates, newspaper and an original soundtrack by the lovely Japanese composer Sachie, Baumann will charm you to pieces!

Baumann’s comedic deadpan and expert circus techniques transform the Studio Multimédia du Conservatoire into a circus of wonder. This existentialist comedy turns motivational speaking on its head and celebrates tiny, achievable accomplishments in the most satisfying way.

Baumann is an incredible performer, slowly revealing his talents to the audience and leaving them in complete awe! Over the course of the show, Baumann builds a real connection with the audience through his vulnerable interactions with them. Baumann’s loveable persona and underdog role will make you root for him throughout the entire show.

The is No I in Fail is a weird, dreamy must-see experience! Baumann is able to make coffee cups, newspaper and milk crates outrageously beautiful and fantastical. Because Baumann sets himself up to fail at the beginning of the show, everything he does in There is No I in Fail is exciting and successful. Even tiny, regular mistakes made during the show feel deliberate and purposeful. There is No I in Fail celebrates the mundanity of life by finding beauty within it!

There is No I in Fail is an inspirational comedy and resounding success! Check it out until June 18th at Studio Multimédia du Conservatoire located at 4750 Henri-Julien, Montreal!


Patricia Petit Liang is part of CJLO’s Official Fringe Team covering the sights and sounds from the 2017 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. She also hosts Fatal Attraction every Thursday from 12pm – 1pm, only on 1690AM in Montreal and online at