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Adam Wright: Utopia (NZ International Comedy Festival)

AdamWright-Utopia-WEB-v2Move over, Al Gore. Watch your top spot, Bono. In a world full of charlatans, globalisation and John Key, there has finally arrived a man with the power to save us all. Come Tuesday 29 May at Kitty O’Shea’s, Adam’s blueprint for the perfect society will be revealed in his debut festival show, Utopia.

Adam Wright has the answers the world has been missing for generations. After literally hours of research, he’s solved the ten biggest problems with the world today and will deliver the solutions to each and every one of you, free of charge* (*not free of charge).

You will leave this show knowing that humanity has been saved.

“Observational and funny” – Theatreview
“Clever, funny and a great story teller. Recommended!” – Steve Wrigley

Utopia
8:30pm, 29 April – 3 May
Kitty O’Sheas
Tix $15 – $18 from Eventfinder

Part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider.
For the full Festival line-up, special offers and the latest on all things comedy head to comedyfestival.co.nz

Jonny Potts: The Delusionaries (NZ International Comedy Festival)

480425-232401-14THE ONLY COMEDY SHOW THAT GUARANTEES TO SAVE YOUR FAMILY, YOUR CAREER AND YOUR VERY SOUL…

Lives will be changed at this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival when three of the country’s self-professed gurus hit the stage in a new show by award nominated Wellingtonian Jonny Potts.

Parenting expert Alan Legtit will kick off this ‘seminar’ with his white-hot truths on family psychology. Raising a child will be a snap when this visionary imparts the inner workings of the ‘right way’ to parent.

“had me in stiches…TOO GOOD!” –Wotzon

Next up, soap star deluxe Richie Richardson will take the stage to solve the mysteries of acting, career enhancement, and generally getting noticed. Don’t let the downward spiral of his career fool you; he’s a true acting inspiration.

“Hilarious!” –Salient

And finally, with family and career paths sorted, the audience can look forward to ‘hipster heaven’ when Cool Youth Pastor rounds out the evening with instruction on the saving grace of JC.

“That’s his name? Just Cool Youth Pastor?” –various audience members

The Delusionaries
7:30pm, 7-10 May
Puppies

Part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider.
For the full Festival line-up, special offers and the latest on all things comedy head to comedyfestival.co.nz

Sam Smith and Robbie Ellis: Augmented Fourth (NZ International Comedy Festival)

SONY DSCIt’s a fact: there has never been a NZ musical comedy duo which has had major international success, toured all over the world, and had a spectacularly bitter breakup… until now… ahem.

This is the story of Augmented Fourth. Its rise from a school common room to the world’s biggest arenas seemed unstoppable, until the band split up in spectacular fashion. Reuniting for one last tour, will you be treated to the most thrilling concert of your lives, or a total meltdown?

Featuring the comedic and musical talents of Sam Smith and Robbie Ellis, Augmented Fourth promises drama, intrigue, musical genius, and more than a few puns.

You’ve seen them together in stand-up, sketch, Song Sale, musicals, Greek tragedy, improv, ska bands, barbershop quartets and bluegrass. Now see their debut feature show. Recommended for anybody who has ever listened to any music ever.

“Sam Smith is God’s favourite NZ comedian – and mine” – Michael Palin
“Genuinely hilarious plethora of talent” – Theatreview
“Outstanding” – Johnsonville Library

“Ellis’s… musical comedic timing and delivery is impeccable.” – Theatreview

Auckland Season
Tue 6 – Sat 10 May, 7pm
Luna at Q Theatre, Auckland

Wellington Season
Tue 13 – Sat 17 May, 7pm
The Fringe Bar, Wellington

Part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider.
For the full Festival line-up, special offers and the latest on all things comedy head to www.comedyfestival.co.nz

The Vinyl Burns Variety Hour (NZ International Comedy Festival)

1621797_621622177915762_1373793939_nONE HOUR. ONE UNICYCLE. ONE SUPERSTAR CELEBRITY LADY SLAYER.

Vinyl Burns returns to The NZ International Comedy Festival this May to shed light on the secret burden of celebrity, his charisma and of course, good looks. He offers a peek into his sideshow past, his chaotic present and his glorious Rock’N’Roll future, all while pedaling his delicious brand of 70’s romance… for the ladies.

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