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Fri, 10 Aug


Lolita's Lounge

Marcus Ryan - ¿Hablas Inglés? CALGARY

One Man. One Beard. One Backpack. One-way ticket. 17 countries. No idea! An epic journey through Latin America.

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Marcus Ryan - ¿Hablas Inglés? CALGARY
Marcus Ryan - ¿Hablas Inglés? CALGARY

Time & Location

10 Aug 2018, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lolita's Lounge, 1413 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T4, Canada

About the event

Marcus Ryan - ¿Hablas Inglés? Aug 3-11 @ Calgary Fringe 2018

Award-nominated Best English Comedy (JFL) Montreal 2018

Award-shortlisted Best Comedy Show - FringeWorld 2017

Award-winning Storyteller 2017 - ‘The Moth’

★★★★★ ‘A born storyteller’ - Fresh Air, Edinburgh 2017

★★★★ 'You won't be disappointed' - West Australian 2017

★★★★ ' Effortlessly funny' - Three Weeks, UK

★★★★ 'Skill and deft timing' -The Skinny, UK


Australian comedian, writer & adventurer Marcus Ryan - Comedian has performed in 42 countries & 6 continents in English & Spanish. He has toured in Canada for over 10 years and returns with the critically acclaimed ¿Hablas Inglés? across Canada.

The show was nominated & shortlisted for Best Comedy at Fringe World Festival 2017 and played to sold out audiences in Adelaide, Melbourne, London, Edinburgh & Singapore and most recently sold out its Canadian premiere in Montreal at the Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal picking up an award nomination for Best Engish Comedy (Just For Laughs) 2018!

The show will tour in Winnipeg, Calgary & Edmonton.


‘¿Hablas Inglés?’ follows the emotional adventures & hilarious mishaps of a vagabond comedian on a remarkable tour as he became the world’s first person to perform English speaking stand-up comedy in several countries that’ve never before had it, but that’s not the interesting part...

On an epic journey through Central and South America, Marcus Ryan encountered more than he bargained for! He 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. He hitchhiked, slept on the streets, climbed volcanoes & surfed down them! Came close to death, witnessed death, found fame at the Olympic Games in Rio and even learnt a language! Sort of.


“I took Ayahuasca & San Pedro on my "#journey" to find myself at Machu Picchu. I chased snakes, crocs & piranha yet only managed to catch a fever in the Amazon. I had a LOT of diarrhoea! I was homesick and lonely, but none of it compares to the torture of sleeping on the top bunk in a 20 bed party hostel with no hot water, fan 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."


"Ryan presents a ripper travelogue with some fine foreigner-bashing jokes and a super homecoming." - Herald-Sun

★★★★ ‘You won't be disappointed’ - West Australian

★★★★ ‘With skill and deft timing, he hit the mark with fine observations on his global travels’ - The Skinny, UK

★★★★ ’Ryan has the sold-out audience in stitches from the get-go’ - Advertiser, Adelaide

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