Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

Carceral Cultures Cabaret

Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Conference
"Carceral Cultures"

Even though prisons have been central to modernity, we live in a time of enormous carceral expansion. The West Bank and Gaza have been described as the world’s largest open-air prison, where carceral logistics permeate all forms of life on a daily basis. Across the globe, refugee camps, immigrant detention centres, and mass incarceration projects have targeted racialised and marginalized communities. While in many cases actual prisons and architectures of detention are hidden from view and remain inaccessible to the public at large, the impact of incarceration—its breadth and extension—is rendered as a set of logistics that work their way through material and affective economies.
We invite participation in the CACS meeting for 2018 on the theme of carceral cultures in order to examine the myriad ways in which the carceral has come to shape the economies, ecologies, aesthetics, and social and political experiences of contemporary culture. Carceral logistics are structuring our society in unprecedented ways, leading to fundamental challenges to the meaning, expression and experience of freedom. While the historical route of carceral logistics can be found through the Black Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, they are also present in white settler nation states through land dispossession, enclosures, and the reformation of property law. Carceral logistics have informed the contemporary era of border technologies, data aggregation, and surveillance. They are found in the ubiquitous technologies of the state to organize and govern populations, to establish forms of segregation and partition.
Productive forms of resistance and challenges to carceral logistics are varied and strong, from the BDS campaign to solidarity movements between #blacklivesmatter and Palestine. The formation of prison solidarity in places such as Cairo, Abu Ghraib, and Guantanamo, are stories that underscore how freedom can be struggled for even at the heart of the carceral state. Indigenous movements and migrant justice networks have continuously struggled to capture and redefine freedoms that can exist outside of this logistical matrix.
The conference is hosted at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver Campus on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Səlí" lwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Papers, panels and workshops are invited on (but not restricted to) the following topics:
+ Representational strategies concerning incarceration and freedom ! Data, surveillance, sousveillance
+ Abolition movements
+ Carceral intimacies
+ Capital and labour in the carceral state
+ Enclosure, segregation, apartheid, partition
+ Prison literacies
+ Military occupation
+ Carceral mobilities
+ Legacies of internment
+ Cultural memories of incarceration
+ Embodied in/carcerations
+ Carceral feminism and its alternatives
+ Poetics of resistance
+ Freedom from Ferguson to Palestine
+ Black Lives Matter
+ Politics of containment and resistance
+ From slavery to incarceration
+ Indigenous dispossession and incarceration
+ Carceral logistics at the level of domesticity and social reproduction ! Red zones and other carceral geographies
+ Community responses to urban policing and punishment
+ Pedagogy and the carceral, eg Teaching Inside/Out
We strongly encourage pre-constituted panels/workshops and alternative approaches to academic presentation styles. Proposals for presentations/papers, panels, roundtables and workshops will be due October 15, 2017. More details about submission and registration will be forthcoming. For more information please contact cacs@sfu.ca.
Conference Chair, Davina Bhandar; CACS On-site Committee Chair, Zoë Druick

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Kenny vs Spenny live in Chilliwack
Nov
24
9:00 PM21:00

Kenny vs Spenny live in Chilliwack

I'm Opening for the Canadian Comedy Legends!

Friday November 24, 2017

Doors at 9:00

An evening with Kenny vs Spenny with opening skits by DTG!
Tickets to go on sale September 15th @ 10 am

Pre sale tickets $30
Regular Admission $35
At door night of $40
Meet & Greet with Kenny & Spenny $85
https://www.myshowpass.com/kenny-vs-spenny-chilliwack/

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Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Sonar Comedy and Night Club

2 Shows:

Canadian Headliner: Ron Vaudry with spark plug comic Mark Hughes!

Comedy Tickets are $20 plus transaction fee and this also gets you into the Nightclub FREE. If you are just coming to the Nightclub after comedy is finished, entrance is $5. For the 7pm comedy show, the doors open at 6:30pm, for the 9:30pm comedy show, doors open at 8:00pm. For group reservations leave a message at 236-423-4888.

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Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Sonar Comedy and Night Club

2 Shows:

Canadian Headliner: Ron Vaudry with spark plug comic Mark Hughes!

Comedy Tickets are $20 plus transaction fee and this also gets you into the Nightclub FREE. If you are just coming to the Nightclub after comedy is finished, entrance is $5. For the 7pm comedy show, the doors open at 6:30pm, for the 9:30pm comedy show, doors open at 8:00pm. For group reservations leave a message at 236-423-4888.

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Comedy Shocker XIV
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Shocker XIV

COMEDY SHOCKER XIV

The 14th installment of the Comedy Shocker is back at the Rickshaw Theatre October 14! As usual, you’re in for a mix of some of the darkest and dirtiest stand-up comedy Vancouver has to offer! Not only that, it’s funny as fuck.

Sponsored by:
Pabst Blue Ribbon (www.PabstBlueRibbon.ca)
EZ Vape Northshore (www.EZVapeNorthshore.com)
Kat’s Fantasies (www.KatsFantasies.com)

Your headliner for the night is Vancouver’s own Jane Stanton!

Watching Jane Stanton on stage is like having a late night conversation with you best friend, if your best friend is one of the funniest people you know. In her time performing comedy Jane has toured across Canada, won Vancouver’s Funniest New Female Comic in 2006, has been featured on CBC Radio 1, XFM and the Can West Comedy Festival.

Hosting is the original bad boy of Comedy Shocker: Mark Hughes!

Mark uses his sardonic wit and fearless stage presence to share (and overshare) his perspective and life experiences - including the demons that sometimes still affect him to this day.

Featuring:

Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper has a decade of comedy under her belt. She overshares about shit, period shits specifically, and she co-produced the nationally-touring Rape is Real & Everywhere where survivors get real and real funny about their assaults.

Ashkon Mohammadi

Ashkon’s a Vancouver based comic that's played many of the city’s worst pubs and even a few of the good ones.

Mikey Dubs

Mikey’s performs all over Vancouver Island is a regular at Heckler’s Comedy Club in Victoria. In addition to his dark wit, Mikey’s unique style will keep you laughing well after the show’s ended!

Sam Tonning

Sam has been called many things: often 'funny', more often 'loser'. He has a terminally ill sense of humour and will make you laugh at him and his misfortune. He loves long walks on the beach and Phil Collins.

The doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts right at 8:00pm.
$20 tickets at the door

Get your t-shirts!

Men: https://deliriumtees.ca/shoppingcart/index.php?id_product=105&controller=product
Women: https://deliriumtees.ca/shoppingcart/index.php?id_product=106&controller=product

As usual, this is a XXX Dark & Dirty comedy show. You’ve been warned. No refunds.

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Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017
Sep
3
1:15 PM13:15

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017

The true story of a semi-professional bank robber turned semi-professional comedian. Mark Hughes, through storytelling, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, shines a light on the path from his dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison bringing the introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy; never stopping along the way to observe taboos. After all, how can your life be taboo?

"Mark Hughes true life story is crazier and more fascinating than any TV drama could ever be. This story telling show made me feel every emotion. The very charismatic Hughes made me feel that every word he was saying needed to be heard. The show on the whole made me feel sad, but as soon as the audience would be about to burst into tears, Hughes wins us back with a well timed, off the wall joke. The jokes are guaranteed to offend you at some point. There is no denying the fact that some you will not like but as he explains to us throughout, you have to cope with the horrors of life somehow, and comedy is it for him. Picture it like cards against humanity but with prison! A great show and I can’t wait to see the sequel. DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. SHOW."

Kaitlyn Kriss
The Jenny Review
http://www.jennyrevue.com/wp/shows/tragedy-time-served-comedy


In addition to storytelling, Mark is a Vancouver Stand Up Comic who has opened for comedian Doug Stanhope, and has been featured in Vice for his efforts to fundraise for the opioid crisis in Vancouver. https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/laughter-takes-the-edge-off-how-comedy-is-helping-fight-vancouvers-opioid-crisis/5853fc0152cd509e77e42c02


Where:
VENUE: V1 – Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria, BC

When:
Thu Aug 24 – 9:30pm

Fri Aug 25 – 5pm

Sat Aug 26 – 7:30pm

Sun Aug 27 – 1:45pm

Tue Aug 29 – 8pm

Sun Sep 3 – 1:15pm

How:
Tickets: ticketrocket.co

Fringe URL: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/

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Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017

The true story of a semi-professional bank robber turned semi-professional comedian. Mark Hughes, through storytelling, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, shines a light on the path from his dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison bringing the introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy; never stopping along the way to observe taboos. After all, how can your life be taboo?

"Mark Hughes true life story is crazier and more fascinating than any TV drama could ever be. This story telling show made me feel every emotion. The very charismatic Hughes made me feel that every word he was saying needed to be heard. The show on the whole made me feel sad, but as soon as the audience would be about to burst into tears, Hughes wins us back with a well timed, off the wall joke. The jokes are guaranteed to offend you at some point. There is no denying the fact that some you will not like but as he explains to us throughout, you have to cope with the horrors of life somehow, and comedy is it for him. Picture it like cards against humanity but with prison! A great show and I can’t wait to see the sequel. DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. SHOW."

Kaitlyn Kriss
The Jenny Review
http://www.jennyrevue.com/wp/shows/tragedy-time-served-comedy


In addition to storytelling, Mark is a Vancouver Stand Up Comic who has opened for comedian Doug Stanhope, and has been featured in Vice for his efforts to fundraise for the opioid crisis in Vancouver. https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/laughter-takes-the-edge-off-how-comedy-is-helping-fight-vancouvers-opioid-crisis/5853fc0152cd509e77e42c02


Where:
VENUE: V1 – Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria, BC

When:
Thu Aug 24 – 9:30pm

Fri Aug 25 – 5pm

Sat Aug 26 – 7:30pm

Sun Aug 27 – 1:45pm

Tue Aug 29 – 8pm

Sun Sep 3 – 1:15pm

How:
Tickets: ticketrocket.co

Fringe URL: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/

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Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017
Aug
27
1:45 PM13:45

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017

The true story of a semi-professional bank robber turned semi-professional comedian. Mark Hughes, through storytelling, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, shines a light on the path from his dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison bringing the introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy; never stopping along the way to observe taboos. After all, how can your life be taboo?

"Mark Hughes true life story is crazier and more fascinating than any TV drama could ever be. This story telling show made me feel every emotion. The very charismatic Hughes made me feel that every word he was saying needed to be heard. The show on the whole made me feel sad, but as soon as the audience would be about to burst into tears, Hughes wins us back with a well timed, off the wall joke. The jokes are guaranteed to offend you at some point. There is no denying the fact that some you will not like but as he explains to us throughout, you have to cope with the horrors of life somehow, and comedy is it for him. Picture it like cards against humanity but with prison! A great show and I can’t wait to see the sequel. DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. SHOW."

Kaitlyn Kriss
The Jenny Review
http://www.jennyrevue.com/wp/shows/tragedy-time-served-comedy


In addition to storytelling, Mark is a Vancouver Stand Up Comic who has opened for comedian Doug Stanhope, and has been featured in Vice for his efforts to fundraise for the opioid crisis in Vancouver. https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/laughter-takes-the-edge-off-how-comedy-is-helping-fight-vancouvers-opioid-crisis/5853fc0152cd509e77e42c02


Where:
VENUE: V1 – Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria, BC

When:
Thu Aug 24 – 9:30pm

Fri Aug 25 – 5pm

Sat Aug 26 – 7:30pm

Sun Aug 27 – 1:45pm

Tue Aug 29 – 8pm

Sun Sep 3 – 1:15pm

How:
Tickets: ticketrocket.co

Fringe URL: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/

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Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017

The true story of a semi-professional bank robber turned semi-professional comedian. Mark Hughes, through storytelling, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, shines a light on the path from his dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison bringing the introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy; never stopping along the way to observe taboos. After all, how can your life be taboo?

"Mark Hughes true life story is crazier and more fascinating than any TV drama could ever be. This story telling show made me feel every emotion. The very charismatic Hughes made me feel that every word he was saying needed to be heard. The show on the whole made me feel sad, but as soon as the audience would be about to burst into tears, Hughes wins us back with a well timed, off the wall joke. The jokes are guaranteed to offend you at some point. There is no denying the fact that some you will not like but as he explains to us throughout, you have to cope with the horrors of life somehow, and comedy is it for him. Picture it like cards against humanity but with prison! A great show and I can’t wait to see the sequel. DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. SHOW."

Kaitlyn Kriss
The Jenny Review
http://www.jennyrevue.com/wp/shows/tragedy-time-served-comedy


In addition to storytelling, Mark is a Vancouver Stand Up Comic who has opened for comedian Doug Stanhope, and has been featured in Vice for his efforts to fundraise for the opioid crisis in Vancouver. https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/laughter-takes-the-edge-off-how-comedy-is-helping-fight-vancouvers-opioid-crisis/5853fc0152cd509e77e42c02


Where:
VENUE: V1 – Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria, BC

When:
Thu Aug 24 – 9:30pm

Fri Aug 25 – 5pm

Sat Aug 26 – 7:30pm

Sun Aug 27 – 1:45pm

Tue Aug 29 – 8pm

Sun Sep 3 – 1:15pm

How:
Tickets: ticketrocket.co

Fringe URL: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/

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Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017

The true story of a semi-professional bank robber turned semi-professional comedian. Mark Hughes, through storytelling, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, shines a light on the path from his dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison bringing the introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy; never stopping along the way to observe taboos. After all, how can your life be taboo?

"Mark Hughes true life story is crazier and more fascinating than any TV drama could ever be. This story telling show made me feel every emotion. The very charismatic Hughes made me feel that every word he was saying needed to be heard. The show on the whole made me feel sad, but as soon as the audience would be about to burst into tears, Hughes wins us back with a well timed, off the wall joke. The jokes are guaranteed to offend you at some point. There is no denying the fact that some you will not like but as he explains to us throughout, you have to cope with the horrors of life somehow, and comedy is it for him. Picture it like cards against humanity but with prison! A great show and I can’t wait to see the sequel. DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. SHOW."

Kaitlyn Kriss
The Jenny Review
http://www.jennyrevue.com/wp/shows/tragedy-time-served-comedy


In addition to storytelling, Mark is a Vancouver Stand Up Comic who has opened for comedian Doug Stanhope, and has been featured in Vice for his efforts to fundraise for the opioid crisis in Vancouver. https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/laughter-takes-the-edge-off-how-comedy-is-helping-fight-vancouvers-opioid-crisis/5853fc0152cd509e77e42c02


Where:
VENUE: V1 – Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria, BC

When:
Thu Aug 24 – 9:30pm

Fri Aug 25 – 5pm

Sat Aug 26 – 7:30pm

Sun Aug 27 – 1:45pm

Tue Aug 29 – 8pm

Sun Sep 3 – 1:15pm

How:
Tickets: ticketrocket.co

Fringe URL: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/

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Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017
Aug
24
9:30 PM21:30

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017

The true story of a semi-professional bank robber turned semi-professional comedian. Mark Hughes, through storytelling, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, shines a light on the path from his dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison bringing the introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy; never stopping along the way to observe taboos. After all, how can your life be taboo?

"Mark Hughes true life story is crazier and more fascinating than any TV drama could ever be. This story telling show made me feel every emotion. The very charismatic Hughes made me feel that every word he was saying needed to be heard. The show on the whole made me feel sad, but as soon as the audience would be about to burst into tears, Hughes wins us back with a well timed, off the wall joke. The jokes are guaranteed to offend you at some point. There is no denying the fact that some you will not like but as he explains to us throughout, you have to cope with the horrors of life somehow, and comedy is it for him. Picture it like cards against humanity but with prison! A great show and I can’t wait to see the sequel. DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. SHOW."

Kaitlyn Kriss
The Jenny Review
http://www.jennyrevue.com/wp/shows/tragedy-time-served-comedy


In addition to storytelling, Mark is a Vancouver Stand Up Comic who has opened for comedian Doug Stanhope, and has been featured in Vice for his efforts to fundraise for the opioid crisis in Vancouver. https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/laughter-takes-the-edge-off-how-comedy-is-helping-fight-vancouvers-opioid-crisis/5853fc0152cd509e77e42c02


Where:
VENUE: V1 – Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria, BC

When:
Thu Aug 24 – 9:30pm

Fri Aug 25 – 5pm

Sat Aug 26 – 7:30pm

Sun Aug 27 – 1:45pm

Tue Aug 29 – 8pm

Sun Sep 3 – 1:15pm

How:
Tickets: ticketrocket.co

Fringe URL: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/

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