Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington

18/03/2020 - 21/03/2020

NZ Fringe Festival 2020

Production Details

Editors’ Choice Award 2019 winner comedian Simon Caine brings his 5* (ThreeWeeks) solo show to the New Zealand Fringe after a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.


Here’s a list of awards (in date order) I’ve come close to winning –

Finalist in You Must Be Joking 2011
Runner up in Reading New Act 2011
Quarter finalist – Leicester Square New Act 2011
Winner – Watch This Space (Jan 2012)
Quarter finalist – Laughing Horse New Act 2012
Finalist (4th place) – Comedy Store King Gong London (March 2012)
Finalist (2nd place) – Comedy Store King Gong London (April 2012)
Finalist – Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2014


Some stuff lovely people have said about me –

“superb rhythm, combining well-crafted material with sharp improvisation” – ThreeWeeks

“You were absolutely awesome. I loved it… I don’t know why. But it was great. I’ll have you back” – Mike Manera (Piccadilly Comedy Club)

“What you’re doing is great… the problem is nobody understands it.” – Iain Coyle (Dave TV Comedy Commissioner)

“Really glad I got to see that. It was a really great set. You’re taking real and personal things and making them funny which isn’t easy to do. One of the two stand out sets of the night… and amazing crowd control” – Geoff Whiting (Mirth Control)

“This is one of the few comedians to make me howl with laughter this year…” – comedian Adam Bloom

“delicious witticisms” – Eric Heisserer (film director and screenwriter, A Nightmare on Elm Street / Final Destination 5)

Cavern Club, 22 Allen Street, Te Aro
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March 2020
Price General Admission $20.00 Concession $18.00 Fringe Addict $17.00
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Dunedin Fringe 2020
Emerson’s Festival Theatre
25-28 March 2020

Theatre , Solo , Comedy ,

Two Brit shows make a great double bill

Review by Brett Adam 19th Mar 2020

One of the skills of any good comedian is how to make their set, which they may have performed tens of times before, seem fresh and spontaneous to each new audience, whilst at the same time responding truthfully and wittily to any new input from said audience. Simon Caine exhibits this skill brilliantly.

A self-professed “white man with glasses” he regales the small, quiet, but ultimately very appreciative audience with gags and stories from his life including his experiences with wedding cakes, being miscast in a threesome and not being John Oliver. He is totally at home on the stage and his confidence and generosity have the audience totally on side from the beginning.

He reads his very close audience well and includes us in conversation rather than just talking at us. His dry, British, self-deprecating style of humour sits well with a Kiwi audience and his confident and energetic delivery is never forced or desperate.

His show follows the equally hilarious fellow Brit Stephanie Laing in the same venue (Butterfingers at 7pm). Her humour is a very satisfying comic balance between bawdy and geeky and the two shows make a great double bill.

If you are willing and able to leave the house at the moment and you need a bit of comedy distraction these are the shows for you.

During these surreal times comedians and most other arts workers and performers face an uncertain future, They work from gig to gig and as the world shuts down so too does their livelihood. If you can, please support these (and all) artists by either buying tickets for their shows or if you have and decided not to attend, by donating the costs of your tickets to them.


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