JARRED CHRISTMAS in LET’S GO MOFO
30/04/2013 - 04/05/2013
14/05/2013 - 18/05/2013
THE MAN WITH THE SIDEBURNS, THE GLASSES AND THE MICROPHONE IS BACK WITH AN ELECTRIC HOUR OF ARSE KICKING COMEDY.
Is Jarred Christmas a modern day hero? An electric hour of arse kicking comedy. Fast, funny and a sell-out hit of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Let’s go MoFo!
After hearing a particularly heroic story from his Grandfather, Christmas takes us on a hilarious romp through his life, looking at his shortcomings and deciding whether he is the modern day superhero his family may one day need.
‘Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed’– (List)
One of our top comedy exports, Christmas has taken the stand-up comedy world by storm, starting in the UK. His high energy comedy style is in huge demand making him one of the most sought after comics on the UK circuit and the most recognisable Kiwi comedy face on British telly.
‘One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone’ – Time Out.
Seen locally on 7Days, Comedy Convoy, Jarred Christmas After Hours, and TVNZ’s A Night at the Classic. Christmas graces the screens in some of the biggest shows in the UK including Mock The Week (BBC2), Nevermind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) and the finals of BBC1’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief. He has performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and in 2010 won the Chortle Award for “Best Compere” in the UK. He also featured in the original BBC radio series of Flight of the Conchords.
‘Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy’ – Scotsman.
As part of the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival
JARRED CHRISTMAS IN LETS GO MOFO
Date: Tue 30 April – Sat 4 May, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce
Bookings: 04 801 6946 www.downstage.co.nz
Date: Tue 14 – Sat 18 May, 8.45 pm
Venue: Loft at Q, 305 Queen St
Bookings: 09 309 9771 www.qtheatre.co.nz
Tickets: $22.50 – $27.50 (booking fees may apply)
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An hour of many moods
Review by Maryanne Cathro 01st May 2013
Joy to the World (or at least to the Wellington bit of it), Jarred Christmas has come! The comedian who may single-handedly revive a fashion for huge sideburns and western shirts is playing Downstage.
It’s not an easy comedy venue – decades of Chekov hang in the air – far safer to play a bar where the atmosphere is all beer and fun. But Wellington reserve is no match for his charm as he bursts onto the stage and energises the belly laughs right out of us.
In this show, Christmas explores such diverse topics as parenthood, hip hop, café culture and heroism: ample material for an hour’s worth of laughs. We hear tales of early rising toddlers, why middle class white men aren’t good rappers, posh café naming conventions and the perils of being a hero. It can be a tough job, fraught with mishaps that are so improbable they must be true!
Let’s face it, you’ll probably go and see Jarred Christmas because you know how funny he is from his numerous TV appearances in NZ. So you already know why you would like to see him live. And you won’t be disappointed. He is an appealing bundle of energy, humour (of course), warmth, crudity and a bit of shouty too.
An hour with Jarred Christmas is an hour of many moods – he can be funny at different volumes. What is consistent is his easy rapport with an audience, with whom he interacts hilariously. And the end – oh my – it is a perfect ending to a feel-good show.
An absolutely Must-See highlight of this Comedy Fest.
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