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Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés? – Edinburgh Fringe
August 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - August 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pmFree
I’m the first person in the world to perform English speaking comedy in several countries, but that’s not the interesting part. I was defrauded, robbed, arrested, held up at knife point, attacked, bribed & made bribes! Caught up in riot(s). Earthquake(s). Political protest(s). All plural! Drug smuggling & illegal border crossings, love, sex & prostitution. I hitchhiked, slept on the streets, climbed volcanoes and surfed down them. I came close to death. I witnessed death, disease, homelessness, power, poverty and the best and worst sides of humanity. I found fame at the Olympic Games in Rio! I even learnt a language. Sort of. I took Ayahuasca & San Pedro on my “#journey”. I chased snakes, crocs & piranha yet only managed to catch a fever in the Amazon. I had a LOT of diarrhea! I was homesick and lonely. But none of it compares to the torture of sleeping on the top bunk in a 20 bed dorm of a party hostel with no hot water or Wi-Fi. The horror! Was it all worth it? Most definitely!
I met some weird & wonderful characters I’d like to introduce to you. I left with a beard, a debt & some bloody great stories! I invested a year & a half of my life. I think it’s worth an hour of yours.
‘¿Hablas Inglés?’ is an award shortlisted show which follows the emotional adventures & hilarious mishaps of a vagabond comedian on a remarkable tour as he performs stand-up comedy in countries that’ve never had it before. In English AND Spanish. No big deal.
Check out previous shows Marcus has done here: Show History