• EARLY SHOW
    Comedy Shocker presents
    Comedy Shocker: Through a Black Lens
    with Chris Gaskin, Sam Lee, Chris Griffin, Dustin Hollings, Shane Priestley
    Hosted by Mark Hughes

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    LATE SHOW
    The Rickshaw presents
    Black River Killers (Video Release)
    with guests The Dead Zones

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    Early show: doors at 7pm

    Comedy Shocker presents
    Comedy Shocker: Through a Black Lens
    with Chris Gaskin, Sam Lee, Chris Griffin, Dustin Hollings, Shane Priestley
    Hosted by Mark Hughes

    TICKETS
    $10 +S/C advance
    Click here to buy tickets.

    Hosted by Mark Hughes
    Take a wholesome faced bad boy and then add therapy, with a dash of philosophy, and you begin to have Mark Hughes. Quickly making a name for himself in the Vancouver comedy scene, Mark had opened for the likes of Jason Rouse and Doug Stanhope. Vancouver’s largest and only regular dark and dirty show the infamous “Comedy Shocker” was Mark’s co-creation.

    Hailing from Vancouver Mark uses his sardonic wit and fearless stage presence to shine a light on the demons that sometimes still affect him to this day. Mark draws upon all of his life experiences, from the dark and grim past to the introspective and playful present; there isn't a subject that isn't too taboo. After all, how can your life be taboo?

    Shane Priestley
    Shane Priestley has been doing comedy for 4 years. He’s performed at Rifflandia and Tall Tree music festivals and has been featured on CBC Laugh Out Loud. He may look huggable, but he is a wild card. Hide your wives, sons and small animals.

    Dustin Hollings
    Dustin Hollings is a fuckin' animal who has been stoned since age 12 and doesn't give a shit! He was raised on stolen hashish, fart jokes and George Carlin albums! He has written jokes for television but seriously, who the fuck cares!? Dustin has been 'hacking' away at Canadian show business for over a decade with very little to show for it but a bankruptcy claim and a few failed suicide attempts. This will be his his fourth Shocker appearance and he's ready to bring the pain!

    "I love the 'Comedy Shocker' because Vancouver needs a dark corner to tell and hear tasteless jokes without people getting butt-hurt. I've been to almost all of the Shockers as a comic and a fan. I'm very excited to be back!"

    Chris Griffin
    Chris Griffin, having endured over a decade of Family Guy jokes, entered the world of standup comedy to reclaim his name. He won his hometown’s Great Canadian Laugh Off in his first year, earning him a trip to Toronto to perform in the finals. The early success inspired him to quit his stable job and put his two degrees towards doing what he knows best - drinking and telling jokes. His unique humour merges intelligence with a blue collar upbringing to create a perspective that is equal parts biting and empathetic to the human condition.

    He was featured on iChannel’s No Kidding and as part of the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival. In 2015 he was performed at the YYComedy festival and Funnyfest. Griffin recorded his first full length comedy special at the EPCOR Centre’s Engineered Air Theater. The Mixtape was released at the end of 2013 coinciding with his move to Vancouver, Canada where he now resides gearing up for his next special. This year he performs in the 2016 JFL Northwest Comedy Festival.

    Sam Lee
    Sam Lee has been called many things: often 'funny', more often 'loser'. In addition to running shows in Vancouver (which he can do because he’s good at blackmail), he has a terminally ill sense of humour. He will make you laugh at him, which is more than he got from his dad.

    Headlined by Chris Gaskin
    Chris Gaskin is one of Canada’s fastest rising comedians. Described by Tracey MacDonald as, “A star,” Gaskin commands audience’s attention with his innocent looks, yet sharp tongue. His razor-sharp views on how the world sees him, the hypocritical nature of society, and religion have been described as, “brutally honest, yet hysterical.” His debut album, “Lambda Male” can be found on iTunes.

    He has made appearances at Northwest Comedy Fest, and FunnyFest. He was a winner of the Champion of Champions Comedy Competition, a 2-time Runner Up in Patrick Maliha’s The People’s Champ of Comedy Competition, a finalist in the 2011 season of Stand Up & Bite Me on Bite TV, and has been featured on Laugh Attack on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.


     

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    Late show: doors at 10pm

    The Rickshaw presents
    Black River Killers (Video Release)
    with guests The Dead Zones

    TICKETS
    $10 +S/C advance
    Click here to buy tickets.

    Rock and Roll in it's rawest form. The kind that gets under your skin and makes you feel something deep in your gut. The kind that makes you want to bang your head and throw your own T.V. out your window. Black River Killers are a guitar, a drum set, and two brothers with unrelenting work ethic and a passion for creating music they love.

    They're a garage band with a DIY ethos that is clearly present on their latest release, Alma Beach. They recorded the entire EP with their own equipment, in their own space and released it independently. Alma Beach blends elements of garage, indie, punk, and alternative rock to create "A tight 5 song trip, reminiscent of early Jeff The Brotherhood, with melodic vocals sitting on top of some classic and simple guitar riffs" - Corey Henderson (Exclaim.ca)
    https://www.facebook.com/BlackRiverKillers/
    http://blackriverkillers.com/

empty EARLY SHOW: Comedy Shocker: Through a Black Lens | LATE SHOW: Black River Killers (Video Release), The Dead Zones
March 26th
EARLY SHOW: Comedy Shocker: Through a Black Lens | LATE SHOW: Black River Killers (Video Release), The Dead Zones

+19 Doors: 7:00 PM

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