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Funny People At Bats This Week

Funny People At Bats

For the fantastic finale of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival BATS has three shows this week to tickle your funny bone. Opening tonight at 6.30pm is Political and Stuff with Ben Hurley - the brand new Billy T Award Winner for 2004! At 9.30pm we have Guy Capper's Animation Animal Frutation. Opening tomorrow at 8pm is Hot Pink Does Vegas with the wonderful Penny Ashton.

Coming up next week - the return of The Telescope - not to be missed!

Love BATS x

Political and Stuff
Season: Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 May
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $15 full/ $12 concession and groups 8+

Ben Hurley has a dream! A dream of power, popularity and Clinton-esque fortune with the ladies. Despite being a rising tand up comedy star he has failed to achieve this. In a desperate attempt to follow his dream, he CREATES HIS OWN POLITICAL PARTY. With no members, no policy and no idea 'Political and stuff' is a journey of how New Zealand's most ridiculous and only 'comedian run autocracy' came about. "Too long have we in Aotearoa New Zealand suffered under the tyranny of serious political party's like National, and that other! With policies based on 'philosophies' and bull sh*# like that". Winner of The Billy T James Award for 2004, Ben Hurley, is Wellington's favourite local stand up act. Come check him out in a BRAND NEW SHOW!

Animation Animal Frutation
Season: Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 May
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $15 full/ $10 concession and groups 8+

If you love animation and comedy this show is for you! Guy Capper animator comedian is at it again with his all new show Animation Animal Fruitation. Using a video projector and live interviews with animated characters that discuss their personal triumphs and foibles, Guy's unique style of comedy has evolved over the last 12 years. Guy was one of the co creators of the award winning L.T.S.A Hedge Hog animated short "Dave likes Art ". This show incorporates claymation (like Wallace and Gromit), animated paint , ice , vegetables , croissants , water , plasticene , and computer generated imagery. Check out the show before Guy takes it to the world stage in Edinburgh later this year.

Hot Pink Does Vegas
Season: Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 May
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $15 full/ $12 concession and groups 8+

Want to play Badda-Bingo or take a chance on the Hot Pink Raffle Wheel of Love? Well order your bubbles and dust off your ruffles because this year the Hot Pink Poet is doing Vegas. Take a punt on comedy's Queen of Tarts as she brings a slice of Nevada to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival along with more pink prizes than you can shake a cocktail shaker at. Jump into her neon world where high rhyming meets high rolling, diamantes are a girl's best friend and Elvis has definitely left the building. WARNING: If weddings make you bawl like a baby, bring a hanky. A Game Show of Elvis Proportions starring Two Times Billy T James Award Nominee Penny Ashton, The Hot Pink Poet. " a sick Sex and the City episode, but funny." Dominion Post.

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Wellington, Aotearoa
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New Zealand International Comedy Festival at BATS
4 - 22 May 2004

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