JUST THE RIGHT LEVEL OF WELSHNESS Lloyd Langford
VK's Comedy & Blues Bar, 60 Dixon St, Wellington
26/04/2016 - 30/04/2016
03/05/2016 - 07/05/2016
09/05/2016 - 14/05/2016
NZ International Comedy Festival 2016
Wales’ finest is back with a brand new show all about taking pleasure where you can find it.
Will contain jokes about gangs, crocodiles and what to do if you find a free box of sex toys in your hotel room. As seen on BBC’s Q.I.
“Left the audience roaring with laughter and disbelief” – Keeping Up With NZ
“Reaches beyond stock observation to a level of metaphysical enquiry, acquiring the demeanour of a wise fool” – Chortle, UK
“One of the sharpest comedic minds on the circuit” – The Guardian, UK
VK’s Comedy & Blues Bar
Tue 26 – Sat 30 April 2016
Tuesday & Wednesday: $22.00
Thursday – Saturday: $26.00
*service fee may apply
The Classic Studio
Tue 3 – Sat 7 May 2016,
Mon 9 – Sat 15 May 2016,
Monday – Thursday: $25.00
Friday – Saturday: $30.00
*service fee may apply
The Thursday 12 May, 7.15pm show in Auckland will be interpreted into NZ Sign Language for the Deaf community by an iSign NZSL Interpreter.
NB: Tue 3 – Sat 7 May performed in The Classic Studio,
Mon 9 – Sat 14 May performed in The Classic.
Theatre , Stand-up comedy , Solo ,
A nice safe show
Review by Patrick Davies 27th Apr 2016
This is my first show of the Comedy Festival and what better place than the home of Wellington Comedy – VK’s Comedy and Blues Bar. The lush red curtain, the microphone idling on stage and the audience filing in. Lloyd Langford has a pretty big reputation to maintain: “Left the audience roaring with laughter and disbelief,” his media release quotes.
Langford has a very easy style, conversational and warm. He walks through his set easily riffing with the audience and garnering relaxed laughs with his observational humour. Sex toys in the hotel room? No problem. The plight of the Kakapo? Easy as. Paula Yates and Mike Hutchence? Bit dated.
Overall this is a very accomplished performer but the material leaves me whelmed. He seems surprised that we have an OK attitude to a number of his observations. My feeling is that it’s because we’re a very accepting people and we’ve been here before. Simple observations about how the British-guy-discovers-NZ were novel in their day but we’re up for more. Especially in a comedy festival.
I feel like my nan could easily come to this show, not that that’s a put-down, it’s just that at a festival the Wellington crowd aren’t looking for comedy lite. This is a nice safe show that’s enjoyable.
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