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The best kept secret in music


"Canada - National"

“You can’t help but be entertained by this show. It’s got great songs, it’s fast-paced, it’s outrageous fun, and it’s beautifully executed… Batalion & Sable have the witty patter of a seasoned comedy duo, genuine musical skills and the kind of razor-sharp delivery needed to pull off a show like this…” - –CBC Television

"Da Hype"

“Hilarious stuff? Hell yeah. The material is every bit original and oh-so-honest in its desire to score big laughs through musical maneuvering… Furiously fun and musically mad, there’s just no dissin’ a creative assault like Hip-Hop 4 Dummeez” - Toronto Stage

"- The Pun"

“An engaging and verbally sophisticated show… The slick presentation displays wonderful comic timing and the two performers repartee is polished yet seems spontaneous.” - Melbourne


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Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion are a multi-talented writing and performing duo who have toured their innovative musical projects for over seven years. They are both musically-trained (Sable completed the 10-year McGill Conservatory of Music program in piano, Batalion is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist touring extensively with Rhode Island’s Zox) and educated (both graduated from Brown University with honors and magna cum laude degrees respectively). Most notably, they are well-seasoned international performers, having played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the world’s largest arts festival in Scotland), the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (the largest comedy festival outside of North America), The Cracker Comedy Festival (Sydney), The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Stand-Up New York and The Comic Strip in New York, The Stella Adler Theatre, Greenway Theatre and The Actor’s Gang in Los Angeles, The Tarragon Theatre and Second City Mainstage in Toronto as well as the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (largest comedy festival in the world) and prestigious Centaur Theatre in their native Montreal (they’ve also played dozens of other venues across North America including over 25 Fringe Theatre Festivals).

Their work has won a variety of awards including BEST NEW PLAY for “JOB: The Hip-Hop Musical” by the Montreal English Critics Circle and Best New Text by Chapters Bookstore as well as “Critic’s Choice” by the Georgia Strait for best play of the 2004 Vancouver Fringe Festival with “JOB II: The Demon of the Eternal Recurrence.” They have toured their work to over 20 cities to date in three countries (Canada, the US the UK and Australia). They have been nominated for 4 Ovation Awards, 3 LA Weekly Awards, 3 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Toronto), 5 Betty Mitchell Awards (Calgary) and 1 Sterling Award (Edmonton). They have received more than two dozen 5-STAR reviews from various media, including the Toronto Star, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Winnipeg Free Press, and have earned over 100 reviews of praise for their different works. They have made countless television and radio appearances in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia. They are currently based in Los Angeles.

Kevin Gillese, a recent graduate of the n Comedy Writing and Performance
program at Humber College in Toronto, Canada, is the Associate Artistic Director of Rapid Fire Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. RFT runs a full season with two weekly shows (Theatresports & CHiMPROV), a province wide high-school tournament and the 2-week-long international festival Improvaganza every June. Kevin has been improvising for ten years, and in that time he has toured the world performing in comedy, improv and theatre festivals. Kevin is one of the founding members of the Grafenberg All-Stars and is featured on the album “G Marks The Spot”under the alias “The RedI Knight”.

To find out more about Sable & Batalion, visit www.sableandbatalion.com

What people have said about Sable & Batalion
“Hugely imaginative” – Atom Egoyan, “Sharp and versatile” – Edmonton Sun, “Hilarious” – The Scotsman
“Intricately Clever” – Seattle Weekly, “Hysterical” – Orlando Jones, “Polished, dazzling and exciting”- eye Weekly, “Funny and entertaining” – Show Business Weekly, “Remarkable!” Theatremania (New York), “One hell of a double act” – Toronto Star, “Clinically precise wit” – Montreal Gazette, “Astonishing” – Vancouver Sun, “Sharp and Versatile” – Financial Times (London), “Simply Brilliant” New York Resident