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LAUGH! @ BATS Theatre

The TV2 International Laugh! Festival is hitting BATS this week, over the next 3 weeks we have lots of goodies for you to choose from.

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If you want to make a booking give us a call on 8024175 or send us an email.

This weeks offerings.... Benjaminn Crellin, Guy Capper and Flight of the Conchords.


Season: Wednesday 2 - Saturday 5 May Time: 8.30pm Tickets: waged $15.00/ concession $12.00

Like your humor with a bit of an edge to it? Hunting for some cutting edge kiwi standup? Mark this show on your calendar and catch a local comedian at the top his game. After just receiving his second Billy T nomination and hosting the award winning Late Show for the fringe Benjamin Crellin returns to the capital for a prime time spot in the BATS festival line up. His new show Fear and Loathing in Hastings promises to be his best work to date.Topical, dark and pacy it weaves his searing wit through fears and anxiety's that surface on a trip back to the Hawke's Bay.


Season: Wednesday 2 - Saturday 5 May Time: 7.00pm Tickets: waged $10.00 / concession $8.00

Absolute nonsense has reached a brand new level! It's time to get twisted again in Guy Capper's new animation creation Plasticene Gets Stranger! Talking to animated characters on a projected screen will bend your mind for a six.

Mixing Stand up Comedy with claymation is new craft that guy has been honing for the last 3 years. "It's going to be like the film Chicken Run on LSD with tiny Disney characters in the background spinning out "

Guy was the animator of Kumera man in the hugely succesfull STAB show Arrrrrrrgghh.!!!! A must see will be Helen Clark animated out of plasticene discussing policies that never quite made it!!

"If Salvador Dali was to try his hand at Stand up Comedy , Guy Capper would be it " - Evening Post


Season: Wednesday 2 ­ Saturday 5 May Time: 10.00pm Tickets: waged $12.00/ concession $10.00

Wild folk child Bret McKenzie, of Flight of the Conchords, is interviewed by notorious muthafolka Jemaine Clement, of Flight of the Conchords for Guano Magazine.

Jemaine for Guano Magazine : Hey bro, what¹s up? Bret: What are you on about Jim? What do you mean what¹s up? Jemaine for Guano: Remember last time we stayed here, that thing with the fish? B: No. Jim for G: You remember... B: I said no!!! I don¹t remember. I don¹t fuckin¹ remember!! Drop it! I¹m serious. J 4 G: O.K. [uncomfortable pause] (I skip through my questions about the fish, and notice that¹s all my questions. I use my wits and freestyle some, realising my approach will have to be more tenetative from now on.) J: What the... what is the there any..umm.. is folk.. remember that time we...what did you do today? B: I was with you! Then you told me to go outside and come back in. J: Hows your mum? B: She¹s good, she¹s in Auckland. J: Is folk music dead bro?!? B: Folk is a cat. Is has nine lives. Its first was with the ancient druids of old singing their oral history with ballads and dirges {Editors note..transcript has been condensed} ..and finally there is us - Flight of the Conchords. Folk on bro, into that ever dwindling light. After the interview Bret drags us off to some party, of course all of the proponents of millenium folk are there. Folk on man.

BATS theatre
1 kent terrace, wellington, new zealand
bookings phone: 04 802 4175
office phone: 04 802 4176
fax: 04 802 4010
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