Funny Stories About Pain

Comedy (storytelling, solo show)

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  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 3
  • 22:15
  • Aug 10
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Troy Alan
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Scenes of Sexual Violence, Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Funny Stories About Pain is a one-hour journey through some decidedly not-funny events in the life of comedian Troy Alan, which would amount to a depressing Ted Talk if Troy couldn’t write jokes. The show will delve into the less sinister trails of Troy's life such as breaking his ankle on the subway, an unfortunate yoga wear incident, the death of a high school friend and culminates with the day he was told the truth about his father. It’s said that tragedy plus time equals comedy. Come see if that equation is correct.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Gabrielle Nelson 94 days ago

Troy is one of the funniest people i have ever seen.

Tragedy plus comedians equals excellent comedy.

Melissa Fernandez 95 days ago

Troy’s talent to translate his struggle through life is extraordinary. He can easily transform a painful situation into a series of effortless dark jokes that makes the hour very enjoyable. Strongly recommended for anyone that has rather dark sense of humor. Would totally go again if he visits on futures editions of the fringe

Aaron Z 96 days ago

Funny, introspective, original. Must see show for anyone looking for a unique comedic voice and vision at the fringe!

BlueStar_T 97 days ago

Troy's comedy show is funny and original! Powerful one-man storytelling I truly enjoyed, very well acted and written. Go see it at the Fringe this year!

Julian Rowlett 98 days ago

Very entertaining and from the heart. Recommended

klapaucius 99 days ago

Troy's show is what standup comedy should be like: personal, reflective, daring, complicated. His material is well written and delivery masterful.
Highly recommended, but don't expect mindless entertainment. With a title like this it's hardly surprising.
Will be looking forward to his shows in years to come.


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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 84 days ago

On a bare stage in a dingy, low-ceilinged room, Troy Alan distils his jokes from the old adage of tragedy and time. The New York comic has a strong core plot to Funny Stories About Pain, and for the most part it serves him well. He runs us through a...

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