"Tragedy plus time equals comedy" is an axiom that's been used by stand-up comedians since the form began. A comedy show this Saturday aims to put that dictum to the test, by featuring a lineup of comedians who've all faced the loss of their liberty after the (alleged) commission of crimes.

I'm not talking about joke theft, here: Saturday's Comedians with Criminal Records showcases local comics who've been busted for acts like vandalism, possession, and assault. Now they're ready to laugh about it, and to make you laugh with them.

This Saturday at 7:30 or 10 p.m., see Hannibal Thompson (possession), Chris John (multiple DUIs), former criminal defense attorney-turned comedian Stefani Silverman, Daniel Bernahicks (stole 4-pack of Red Bull) and Mario Hodge (assault) as they tell "behind-the-scenes stories of their crimes and how they got caught" from the stage of the historic Great Star Theater, in the heart of Chinatown.

Want to hear these folks turn their time in lockup into laughs this weekend? Tickets to the show range from $10-20 bucks, and are available here.

What: Comedians with Criminal Records
When: Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 or 10 p.m.
Where: Great Star Theater (636 Jackson Street)
Cost: $10 advance / $15 door