Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés?

World Laughs (Victoria, Australia) presents:

Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés?

Silver Meteor Gallery

Fri May 3 7pm, Sat May 4 6pm,

Sun May 5 1:30pm, Thurs May 10 8:30pm,

Sat May 11 10:15pm

One man. One beard. One backpack. One-way ticket. No idea!

★★★★★ ‘Born-performer’ FreshAir

★★★★½ ‘Hilarious’ VueWeekly

SOLD OUT London, Edinburgh, Singapore, Edmonton,

Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Montreal, Calgary.

Shortlisted BEST Comedy – Perth 2017

Nominated BEST Comedy – Montreal 2018

Award-winning Storyteller – The Moth

‘¿Hablas Inglés?’ follows the wild adventures & hilarious mishaps of a vagabond comedian performing stand-up comedy to survive in countries that never had it. In English AND Spanish. No big deal. If you’ve ever felt like learning a new language, packing up and travelling the world or simply going on holiday, well this show might NOT be for you!

Direct from Australia, don’t miss your chance to see the show that’s sold-out worldwide. An hilarious and heart-warming hour of laughs with a natural storyteller.  

‘Robbed, arrested, held up at knife point, riots, earthquakes, drug smuggling & prostitution. Marcus Ryan came close to death on an epic journey hitchhiking his way through Latin America.

“I met some weird and wonderful characters I’d like to introduce to you. I came home with a beard, a debt and bloody great stories! I invested a year and a half of my life. I reckon it’s worth an hour of yours.”

Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $16 ($13+3)

Black Wool Jacket

bike circus (Toronto, Canada) presents:

Black Wool Jacket

Silver Meteor Gallery

Fri May 3 8:30pm, Sat May 4 1:30pm,

Sun May 5 4:15pm, Thurs May 10 7pm,

Sat May 11 8:45pm

Black Wool Jacket was born in the bowels of a seedy nightclub, and grew into a one woman storytelling piece that pits curious academic against a hoard of lost coat check claim tickets.

When bookish PhD student Nat finds herself in desperate need of a side job, she takes on a gig checking jackets deep in the heart of Toronto’s late-night entertainment district – a far cry from her usual Friday nights at a library desk. But behind a desk of a very different kind, Nat has front-row seats to the strangest show in town: the nightclub. Armed with an ear for eavesdropping, Nat’s nights at coat check write themselves into battles of Shakespearian proportions: mistaken identities, heartfelt soliloquies, and a tempest of passions unleashed upon the coat check counter, all recorded (mostly) verbatim. From the unbelievable to the inconceivable, the hilarious to the unsavory, Black Wool Jacket retraces the stories that people share, when they think no one is listening or likely to remember in the morning. Are you ready?

Storytelling, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)

It’s Hard to Explain

Ed Wolf Presents (San Francisco, California) presents:

It’s Hard to Explain

Silver Meteor Gallery

Thurs May 2 7pm, Sat May 4 4:30pm,

Sun May 5 7:15pm, Fri May 10 7pm,

Sat May 11 1:30pm

Ed Wolf was born in New York, raised in Florida, and lives in San Francisco. He’s ecstatic to present “It’s Hard To Explain,” the audience favorite from San Francisco’s EXIT Theatre’s Storytelling Festival, June 2018. Working in the HIV/AIDS field since 1983, as chronicled in the award-winning documentary “We Were Here,” he’s told stories of growing up in Florida and the early days of the AIDS epidemic in California at Film Festivals in Sundance, Berlin, Kiev (Ukraine) and St. Petersburg (Russia). In San Francisco he’s performed at Oasis, The Lost Church, National Queer Arts Festival, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Verdi Club, The Swedish American Hall, Brava Theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and many others. His stories have been recorded on multiple pod-casts, including Audible.com, and he is the voice of Stew in the on-line animation series The Deer-in-Between. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco; The Bay Area Reporter; The National Library of Poetry; Rebel Yell: Gay Men of the South; The AIDS Reader; Queer and Catholic; Fray: Sex and Death; Christopher Street and The James White Review. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 1996.

Storytelling, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $13 ($10+3)

Aussie Steve’s Guide To Being Australian

Aussie Steve Productions (Adelaide, Australia) presents:

Aussie Steve’s Guide To Being Australian

HCC Rehearsal Hall Venue

Fri May 3 9:15pm, Sat May 4 4:30pm,

Sun May 5 7:15pm, Thurs May 9 9:45pm,

Sat May 11 4:15pm

Aussie Steve will take you on a light hearted look at the similarities and differences between American and Australian language, culture and history.

Find the answers* to many questions such us as :

  • Do toilets really flush the opposite way around down under?
  • Is Vegemite as horrible as people say it is?
  • Why isn’t everyone dead from all the killer wildlife there?
  • Do they have Outback Steakhouse and Starbucks there?
  • Why do y’all talk so funny?

If you are looking to visit Australia, have an Aussie in your life you want to understand better or are just Aussie curious, Let Aussie Steve  be your guide. He’ll answer* all your Australia related questions!

*Answers may not be true or accurate for comedic purposes.

Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $7 +$3 FSF = $10

PREACH!

Scott Swenson Creative Development LLC (Tampa, FL) presents:

PREACH!

HCC Rehearsal Hall Venue

Thurs May 2 10pm, Sat May 4 8:45pm,

Sun May 5 6pm, Fri May 9 8pm,

Sat May 11 5:45pm

TIFF hosts the world premiere of Scott Swenson’s one man comedy show, PREACH! An Evening of Improvised Sermons. As an ordained minister (thanks to the internet and a check for twenty bucks) Scott will take audiences to church like never before. Every topic will be suggested by the audience and fate will decide the order. Nothing is off limits. This means that every single performance will be unique and possibly horrendously offensive. “I have performed with many improv teams before,” says Swenson who studied with Chicago’s Second City and is a founding member of Tampa’s own WIT Improv, “but this is the first time I’ve done a whole solo show. It’s challenging, its exciting and its terrifying!” Don’t miss Scott’s twisted take on the world issues of your choosing in the only show that answers the question, “What happens when a minister, an improv comic and a flaming liberal walk into a bar (or theatre)?” For more information visit www.scottswenson.com/preach

Guerrilla Solo Improvisation, 45 min

Buy Tickets: $10 +$3 FSF = $13

I Should’ve Just Married David Neilson in Kindergarten

Downstairs Lady Theater Productions (Winter Garden, FL) presents:

I Should’ve Just Married David Neilson in Kindergarten

HCC Rehearsal Hall Venue

Thurs May 2 7pm, Sat May 4 12pm,

Sun May 5 3pm, Fri May 10 10:45pm,

Sat May 11 8pm

The only thing Carol has had a  harder time with, besides her writer’s block, is her love life. So why not combine the two, and make it SUPER painful!

From her first love, to a disastrous first kiss, online dating, really bad dates, and even worse sex – Carol uses her humor to navigate through treacherous perils.

There are plenty of trolls along the way, but this is not your typical Fairy Tale

Join this modern day Tinderella as she takes you on a journey through the good, the bad, and the “What the Actual F***?!” to finding love and her happily ever after.

Serio-Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $10 +$3 FSF = $13

Man Cave

Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) presents:

Man Cave

HCC Rehearsal Hall Venue

Fri May 3 10:45pm, Sat May 4 6pm,

Sun May 5 4:30pm, Fri May 10 9:15pm,

Sat May 11 2:45pm

Tim Mooney, of “Breakneck Hamlet” and “Breakneck Julius Caesar” fame, leaves behind his tales of the distant past, jumping ahead to the looming existential comedy awaiting us all at the tail end of climate change.

From his narrow, lonely bunker, what may be last man on Earth plays out his own theatre of the absurd to the scattered remnants of a vast, empty planet. Realizing there may not be anybody left listening, Tim turns his attention to those corners of the universe that may yet be picking up radio waves, sharing lessons in how NOT to end up like we did! Along the way, he dreams up his own radical collection of “Ten Commandments” for whatever Klingons or Vulcans might still be out there listening! Pathetic and hilarious, “Man Cave” is a rallying cry screaming out into the darkness:

“Al Gore replaced by William H Macy, with a lot more swagger and humor than the former vice president could ever manage!” (Orlando Sentinel)

This is how the world ends: not with a bang, but a few final stabs at last-minute gallows humor. It’s the performance of a lifetime… the one where we all hope the last joke’s not on us…!

Tragicomedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)

No, YOU Can’t Return Discount Shrimp!

Bessie Jean Productions (Winnipeg, Canada) presents:

No, YOU Can’t Return Discount Shrimp!

Fri May 3 8pm, Sat May 4 7:30pm,

Sun May 5 9:45pm, Thurs May 9 7pm,

Sat May 11 1:30pm

A dark comedy about the customer who is NOT always right.

By comedian, raconteur, and Fringe Festival cult favourite Bill Pats.

“ Dave, an aggressively aggressive young man who gets banned from retail outlets almost as often as he goes to them.  Dave’s anger issues and inability to just leave it alone converge with the aforementioned shrimp to take him on a bizarre, funny and cleverly plotted journey that’s sometimes insightful, and sometimes just morbidly profane. ” – CBC

Dave bought discount shrimp.  Rotten shrimp. Dave decides to return the shrimp because, well, “What was I supposed to do?”  His attempt at retail redemption triggers a series of events that no one could have predicted. Dave should have just eaten the shrimp…

Comedy, 45 min

Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)