Theatre Royal Nelson


7:30PM Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 NZ


7Days star Paul Ego hosts a high-octane two-hour stand-up comedy showcase guaranteed to be funny as; with new and used, finely tuned, well oiled international & kiwi comedians coming to theatres across NZ. Starring British comedians Carl Donnelly & Markus Birdman; alongside hilarious Kiwi's Justine Smith and crack-up magician Jarred Fell. "a totally awesome night, we were in tears by the end of it" - Jo Donoghue [audience member]

Paul Ego (NZ) As captain on TV3?s 7Days. Paul Ego brings you fresh laughs each week and knows how to wrangle a comedian or two. A 20 year veteran of the NZ comedy scene; he's also a qualified signwriter and a loving but mostly ineffective father. "Entertaining, insightful and has a terrific rapport with his audience" - NZ Herald

Markus Birdman (UK) Markus Birdman, as seen on the 2013 Comedy Gala, is a leading comic on the UK live circuits. Returning to NZ, he showcase his sharp perspectives on life, marriage and romantic archetypes. "Birdman is the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly" - BBC

Justine Smith (NZ) If you were to try and define Justine Smith as a lover or a fighter, you'd have to say both. She is capable of tearing strips off people on stage, and then buying them a drink after the show. "Smith delivers a highly entertaining, slick night of comedy" - Theatreview.org.nz

Carl Donnelly (UK) 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly brings a conversational and silly sense of humour to NZ with hilarious anecdotes and observations on the state of the world and his plans on how we should be dealing with it. No gimmicks, just "Gripping, unmissable stand-up" - The Guardian
Jarred Fell (NZ) Award-winning comedian magician Jarred Fell isn't just a normal magician. Hecombines fast-paced razor sharp wit with a tornado-like approach to magic and comedy.

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