FRINGE 2018: What the Hell Happened to my Patio Furniture?!

What the Hell Happened to My Patio Furniture?! is improviser and storyteller Joshua Budman’s first Fringe show! After years of performing improv and volunteering at the festival, Budman created a hilarious and incredibly charming one-person show about the real life disappearance of his patio furniture from his 16th floor apartment.

Written and performed by Joshua Budman and directed by Jeff Gandell, is a magical and wildly inventive mystery. Budman’s excellent improv skills allow him to perfectly inhabit the bodies of several fun and strange characters. Armed with only a guitar and a wooden chair, Budman transforms Espace B into a fantastical version of Montreal. Budman is able to create so many beautiful, elaborate scenes with his amazing imagination. You’ll really feel like you’re standing on top of Budman’s apartment with him when he’s on stage!

What the Hell Happened to My Patio Furniture?! is surprisingly sweet and insightful. It is both an intense, furniture-themed crime adventure and a moving love story. Watching this heartwarming play will fill you with happiness, excitement and hope. You’ll be rooting for Budman as he steps out of his shell and starts opening up more and more throughout the show!

Budman is an outstanding performer and you can find watch him do improv at Montreal Improv and Théâtre Ste-Catherine on Sunday nights! Watching him perform is an absolute delight and an unforgettable experience!

What the Hell Happened to My Patio Furniture?! is a heart-warming furniture mystery of epic proportions! It ran until June 17th at the Montreal Improv Espace B located at 3713 Saint-Laurent, Montreal!


Patricia Petit Liang is part of CJLO’s Official Fringe Team covering the sights and sounds from the 2018 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. She also hosts Fatal Attraction every Wednesday day from 12 PM – 1 PM, only on 1690AM in Montreal and online at