Levin For Beginners (NZ)

Katipo Cafe & Bar, 76 Willis St, Wellington

05/05/2010 - 08/05/2010

NZ International Comedy Festival 2010

Production Details

United by their small town upbringings in the 1980’s, three crisp Wellington comics usurp their modern day roles as cultural ambassadors of Hamilton, Upper Hutt and Levin in a hilarious 1 hour special.
As part of the International Comedy Festival 2010, Levin, For Beginners brings the ever-present enigma of small town New Zealand into the limelight through the talents of:
Thinking man Nathan Winter, bringing wordplay and non-sequitur punchlines at a steady pace for the literati.
Gareth Bradley, who dwells with confidence on failing to take key life skills seriously.
And Jez Brown’s cheeky, mischievous and periodically radically inappropriate nature brims with an energy modern day ‘health supplements’ wished they did.
All held together by MC Brad Zimmerman, fresh back from serving up a mind-bogglingly colossal number of gigs in London.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see these four great up-and-coming Wellington comics realign your cultural perspective to its hilarious optimum.

“Levin isn’t just a small town 84km north of Wellington, with a population of 19,550 and a prominent sock factory – it’s a place inside of every New Zealander.” – Levin, For Beginners

Dates:  Wed 5 – Sat 8 May, 8pm 
Katipo Café, 76 Willis St, City
Tickets: Adults $15, Conc $10, Groups 10+ $10
Booking:  Ticketek , 0800Ticketek www.ticketek.co.nz 
Show Duration: 1 hour


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Review by Lyne Pringle 06th May 2010

A bunch of comedians with origins in small town New Zealand attempt to distil the essence of their roots. There is good potential in the material but the show fails to ignite.

Brad Zimmerman does a reasonable job as the MC.

Derek Bradley hails from Hamilton; his set is a rambling lecture that is clever but dull, lacking in rhythm, crisp delivery and a sense of the theatrical. Some elements of his set are well written but without a rigorous and taut delivery, the gags fall flat.

Jez Brown’s set has no shape at all as he bumbles around searching for laughs.

Nathan Winter, bringing up the rear, is the most articulate of the bunch in his delivery and shows promise as a comedian. His set is well written and gets the most laughs but by now the audience has already gone home.
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