Civic Theatre, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill, Invercargill

16/05/2014 - 16/05/2014

NZ International Comedy Festival 2014

Production Details

TV3’s 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 touring nationwide. 

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. He combines fast-paced razor sharp wit with a tornado-like approach to magic and comedy. “Jarred Fell is one of my favourite acts to work with, I wish I could take him on tour with me everywhere” – Steve O, Jackass


 Tue 13 May; Nelson; Theatre Royal; ticketdirect.co.nz

 Wed 14 May; Christchurch; Aurora Centre; ticketek.co.nz

 Thu 15 May; Oamaru; Oamaru Opera House; ticketdirect.co.nz

 Fri 16 May; Invercargill; Civic Theatre; ticketdirect.co.nz

 Sat 17 May; Palmerston North; Regent on Broadway; ticketdirect.co.nz

Tue 20 May; Auckland; Bruce Mason Centre; ticketmaster.co.nz

Wed 21 May; Napier; Napier Municipal Theatre; ticketek.co.nz

 Thu 22 May; Hamilton; Clarence Street Theatre; ticketek.co.nz

 Fri 23 May; Hamilton; Clarence Street Theatre ; ticketek.co.nz

 Sat 24 May; New Plymouth; TSB Showplace; ticketmaster.co.nz

Sun 25 May; Tauranga; Baycourt Theatre; ticketek.co.nz


Please note: Due to the temporary closure of Hawkes Bay Opera House, the show on Wednesday 21 May will now take place at the Napier Municipal Theatre. 

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