May 8, 2015
COMEDY FOR NEPAL
Hosted by Te Radar
Fundraiser for Oxfam New Zealand’s Nepal Earthquake Response
The worst earthquake in 80 years has hit Nepal: buildings are flattened, thousands are injured, the death toll has exceeded 8000 and is rising every day. At this stage survivors are in a race against time to secure shelter and adequate sanitation before the monsoon rains begin in early June.
The UN estimates that 8 million people, more than a quarter of the population of Nepal, have been hit by the crisis. That’s almost twice the population of New Zealand, who are in desperate need.
Oxfam is there, delivering clean water, toilets, hygiene kits, food and shelter to thousands. The agency has been in Nepal for over 20 years, knows the community well and will remain there for the long haul.
The NZ International Comedy Festival has an incredible bunch of comedians, staff, venues and supporters that all wanted to contribute to Oxfam’s relief efforts in Nepal. It turns out what we can do is put on an awesome comedy show to raise money to support the Nepal Earthquake Response.
So please join us for a night of stand-up at Comedy For Nepal!
Performers on the night include:
- Jeremy Corbett
- Wilson Dixon (USA)
- Paul Ego
- Ben Hurley
- Justine Smith
- Jarred Fell
- Eddy Brimson & Rich Wilson (UK)
- Harley Breen (AUS)
- Tom Furniss
And more comedians to be announced…
The New Zealand Comedy Trust are donating their production and staff to produce the event, Q Theatre have generously donated their venue, the wonderful comedians have given their time; and combined this enables us to provide 100% of the ticket sales to Oxfam New Zealand to support the Nepal Earthquake Response.
Thursday 14 May at 8.30pm
Rangatira at Q Theatre, 305 Queen St
Tickets are just $35 or groups 10+ are $30 each, with no booking fee.
Book you tickets at comedyfestival.co.nz, qtheatre.co.nz or 09 309 977109 309 9771
Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Oxfam Earthquake Relief Fund.
Duration: 2 hours including interval
To donate to Oxfam’s humanitarian response in Nepal please go to: www.oxfam.org.nz/nepal or phone 0800 600 7000800 600 700.