Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Glitzy Laugh’s To Launch Festival Of The Funny

With only weeks to go it¹s time to release details of the TV2 Big Comedy Gala Live at the Aotea Centre, April 30. A star of the TV2 International LAUGH! Festival, The Gala launches an outrageous festival and is an opportunity for the public to choose from the best shows in LAUGH!

Jeremy Corbett will host this year¹s BIG showcase, featuring performances by some of the funniest comedians on the world circuit.

Gala 2002 sees international comedy from Australia, USA, Ireland and the UK, and New Zealand¹s funniest export, Brendhan Lovegrove, who returns after performing to rave reviews in the UK.

Many of these performers have never been seen in New Zealand before, but are set to star in a cracking Gala, which is often said to set the tone of LAUGH! Bad boy Canadian, Phil Nichol (Corky and the Juice Pigs), with the endless talent of USA¹s Peter Bergman, and the dirty Irish charm of Andrew Maxwell, make their New Zealand debut¹s in the TV2 Big Comedy Gala.

Not only will the Gala showcase the best of local talent but also local bests, with performances from the Billy T Nominees; Rhys D¹arby, Tarun Mohanbhai, Benjamin Crellin, Dai Henwood, and GARY.

But of course there is more, already creating scandal around the world, guests of the TV2 Big Comedy Gala will see the debut New Zealand performance of the artistic genius, commonly known as Puppetry of the Penis.

The TV2 Big Comedy Gala is not to be missed Š It¹s fast, Funny and Live. Featuring some of the finest comedians in the world, the Gala also features some of the greatest dancers in the world.

Watch out for a show like you¹ve never seen before. The TV2 Big Comedy Gala Š it¹s a great night out.

The Big Comedy Gala, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 7pm, April 30 2002, Please book with Ticketek +307 5000.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>