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Opening 24 Apr 2014 at Secret Location [Christchurch]
ZOMBIE: RED ZONE
Present day. Your city. A global pandemic known as the ‘Z’ virus has devastated the world, turning everyday people into ravenous hordes of undead. Military outposts and quarantine stations were established in an attempt to control the outbreak but it was futile. The plague spread. The dead rose. [more]

Opening 24 Apr 2014 at The Civic – THE EDGE® [Auckland]
OLD MOUT CIDER COMEDY GALA 2014
THE OLD MOUT CIDER COMEDY GALA – THE KICK OFF TO THE THREE WEEK LOLFEST As part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider, grab some mates and join us for a great night of laughs from 24 April - 18 May. [more]

Opening 24 Apr 2014 at 19 Tory St [Wellington]
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer 2014
“A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer” is just that - brave. This show meets you where you sit and encourages you to engage, respond and switch on your sensitivities. You will not merely stand witness. You will not leave unmoved by these thrilling, poignant stories of personal significance. [more]

Opening 25 Apr 2014 at Kings & Queens, Performing Arts Centre [Dunedin]
PAPER SKY: A Love Story
Henry lives alone. He reads poetry. He writes poems. Then he meets Lumina, who captures his thoughts like the pages of a book. [more]

Opening 25 Apr 2014 at Q Theatre, Luna [Auckland]
JAYRAN MANSOURI'S KITCHEN OF CURIOSITIES
Jayran Mansouri brings cutlery, vegetable oil and funeral poetry to this year’s Comedy Festival Jayran Mansouri is making her solo debut in this year’s New Zealand International Comedy Festival with ‘Jayran Mansouri’s Kitchen of Curiosities’, an hour of quirky, innovative and confessional stand-up comedy based in a kitchen made of cardboard boxes. [more]

Opening 25 Apr 2014 at Whitireia Performance Centre, 25-27 Vivian Street [Wellington]
LOST CAUSE Everything Must Belong Somewhere
LONG CLOUD’S LOST SOMETHING. AND THEY STILL CAN’T FIND IT. You know the feeling. You check your pockets. Everything in order? You feel a little lighter somehow. A little… displaced. Maybe it’s because you are carrying that different bag. [more]

Opening 25 Apr 2014 at Q Theatre, Rangatira [Auckland]
STEPHEN K AMOS: What Does The K Stand For?
Fresh from Stephen K Amos' new sitcom radio show for BBC4 (UK), What does the Kstand for? revolves around his hilarious childhood stories. Expect big laugh out loud moments with plenty of heart, irreverence and quirk [more]

Opening 25 Apr 2014 at Q Theatre, Rangatira [Auckland]
JASON BYRNE YOU NAME THE SHOW!
Irish comedian Jason Byrne returns to the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival after a two-year hiatus with his requisite quota of madness and, from 25 – 27 April, he wants you to name his show! [more]

Opening 25 Apr 2014 at Q Theatre Loft, 305 Queen St [Auckland]
JEREMY ELWOOD LIVE ‘CAUSE IF IT’S NOT LIVE, IT’S DEAD
You’ll know Jeremy from his performances on TV3’s 7Days, the Comedy Gala, Funny Roots and a host of other TV performances (he’s even done the obligatory Shortland St stint). His acerbic wit combined with a charm that comes from years on the road makes him a crowd favourite. His is intelligent, irreverent, thought provoking comedy. [more]

Opening 25 Apr 2014 at The Classic [Auckland]
JAMES ACASTER Recognise!
NOMINEE FOR ‘BEST SHOW’ IN THE 2012 & 2013 EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS That guy who sold out all his tickets at last year’s festival is back with a new show. James Acaster arrived at our festival in 2013 with little fanfare and made an instant impression at the opening night Gala. The NZ Herald said "the 'who-was-that?' hit of the night". He went on to sell out his run at The Classic Comedy club adding an extra show due to public demand. [more]
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