12/05/2009 - 16/05/2009
19/05/2009 - 23/05/2009
HILARITY IN HEELS
Celebrate a new generation of hilarity in heels as these vixens of NZ comedy take the stage to tickle your funny bone in all the wrong places. 2007 RAW Comedy national winner, Emma Olsen; Wellington favourite, Jim Stanton and newcomer, Sarah Harpur, are ‘The Comediettes!’
Fighting fit from their runs in the New Zealand and Dunedin Fringe Festivals, The Comediettes are playing 5 nights in both Auckland and Wellington, ‘The Comediettes’ is the Comedy Festival and debut of this all female, all hilarious, new act.
These fresh faces of female funny mark an exciting transition for kiwi comedy. Dubbed by insiders as "the next generation" of New Zealand stand up, ‘The Comediettes’ is a show that provides a superb way to sample the work of these exciting new talents.
All hailing from Wellington, the city that gave us Flight of the Concords, Raybon Kan and every Billy T Award winner for the last three years; ‘The Comediettes’ embody the new wave of confident comedic expression that is flowing from the capital.
Each offering their own unique flavour of humour, this triple scoop serving of stand up is a treat for any comedy connoisseur.
"…Emma Olsen, whose bright and brilliant set is a highlight of the show. Olsen has scooped the pool of Comedy Awards both in Wellington and Auckland, and it’s no trouble seeing why. Her humour is both sharp and impeccably fast-dealt, fizzing with the faux-irony of youth. She leaves the audience breathless." – Thomas Lahood, theatreview.
"Jim Stanton is quite a performer…sharp, droll and charismatic" – Sian Robertson, theatreview
Dates: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 May 2009
Venue: The Comedy Underground
Dates: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 May 2009
Venue: The Fringe Bar
1hr, no interval