Tragedy Plus Time - South Island

From the quote attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join Ed Byrne as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Edinburgh Fringe 2023 was a bumper five-star review year for Ed. They came in thick and fast alongside outstanding critical acclaim for this exceptionally funny, ‘Best Reviewed Stand Up Show at Edinburgh 2023’ (British Comedy Guide).

'Hilarious, extremely dark, profoundly touching and resolutely unsentimental. Ed Byrne has plumbed the very depths of his soul and found something verging on greatness.' ★★★★★ Rolling Stone

'Poignant, touching, spiky and laugh-out-loud funny… beautifully written and flawlessly performed.' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reviews

Christchurch, July 31st, Isaac Theatre Royal 8pm 

Queenstown, August 1st, Queenstown Memorial Centre 8pm

Dunedin, August 2nd, Glenroy Auditorium 8pm

Invercargill, August 3rd, Civic Theatre 8pm 

Nelson, August 6th, Theatre Royal 8pm


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Wheelchair accessible

May contain colourful language and adult themes

Recommended 15+