A Brief History of Petty Crime

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Mostly, Jimmy Hogg blames his dad. “He was kind of a cheapskate. He’d sneak into the circus or the zoo if he could get away with it,” says Hogg, explaining how a nice lad from southwest England became a juvenile delinquent.

A Brief History of Petty Crime tells the whole sad tale and as funny as it is — he's snatched Best of Fringe in Toronto, San Francisco and elsewhere — the solo artist has serious ideas about crime’s root causes, chiefly, unemployment and inequality. “No one wants to be a criminal,” insists Hogg, who’s grateful he can now make an honest living as … an actor.

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