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Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Victoria Fringe 2017

  • Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street Victoria, BC Canada (map)

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

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.

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

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


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Earlier Event: August 19
Lafflines Comedy Club