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FRINGE '04: Stand-up

Stand-up @ the Wellington Fringe Festival

Now in its 5th year! ‘Billy T’ award winner Mike Loder and Mark Scott return to the Circa Theatre with an all-new ‘The Stand up Show’. Polishing material for their upcoming CD releases. As seen on TV’s ‘Pulp Comedy’ – only taller in person. Punters should Book early and often for a great night! Top show in a top venue. Thanks to our sponsor Museum Hotel.


When: Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th March @ 830pm each night
Tickets available from the Circa theatre ( 1 Taranaki Street ) phone 8017992 $15 / $12 (Unwaged/tertiary student) / $10 (Fringe Card)

Mike Loder is a feature comedian and commentator based in Auckland, New Zealand. A crowd favorite with ten years experience ( Touring up to 20 theatre festivals a year in several countries) - Returning to win the ‘Billy T’ comedy award. You may recognize his rapid fire appearances on the last several series of the award winning 'Pulp Comedy', storming the TV2 Laugh! comedy festival galas, the ‘Off the Wire’ radio show or from his numerous club and festival shows nation-wide. Massively experienced with impressive TV, radio, stage, print and live stand-up credentials. Boasting critically acclaimed, award winning material that is very original and proved to be of the highest international standard. Combined with sharp improv skills – Mike’s flexibility has consistently exceeded expectations over 1000 gigs in every situation. Has several CD releases available including ‘Live at the Covert’, ‘Stingray’ and ‘The Sketch Sessions’.

Hilarious’ – Melbourne Age "Riotously funny". The Edmonton Sun


Mark Scott a veteran kiwi comic who has stitched up comedy audiences in Australia, Canada, USA and his native NZ. A regular performer of stand up and delightfully twisted songs on TV2's ‘Pulp Comedy’, his solo show ‘One Night Stand’ also enjoyed sell out nights. Mark has also performed internationally on Improv stages, with the world beating Improv Bandits’ and puts back into the community tutoring improvised comedy skills. You may have also seen him on TV this year in Shortland Street, Mercy Peak and a number of brilliantly dramatic short films or ‘Advertisements’.

"Impeccable timing" Craacum "Utterly original gems" Edmonton Sun

The Stand Up Show 2002 “I’ve seen a lot of stand-up recently; you could say I’ve been suffering from the rare (but potentially fatal) ‘stand-up fatigue’ syndrome. However, I can still appreciate fantastic comedy when I see it, and I saw some great stuff at Circa Studio on Saturday night. This unlikely duo delivered delightful first-class comedy, from the crude to the squeaky-clean. Put them together and what you get is a spectrum of polished, and professional stand-up comedy”. Reviewer: Holly Shanahan


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