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Kia ora BATSters!!!

Kia ora BATSters!!!

The final week of the ODDFELLOWS NZ International Comedy Festival will have you rolling in the aisles – we have three outstanding stand-up comedians with three fantastic shows. Opening tonight- James Nokise’s Enter the Jandal, then I Love David Hasselhoff by Cori Gonzalez-Macuer and Just a Buck Eejit starring Darren Jardine.

Next week at BATS - don’t miss the return of the best of the Fringe! Karaoke Poetry returns to BATS for four nights only – awarded Best Spoken Word and Best of the Fringe 2005. Also Sheba Williams stars in The Josephine Baker Show. Check out for more information.

To book for any performance at BATS simply email with your name, number of tickets and date you wish to attend. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show.

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Enter the Jandal
Season: Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 May
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $15 full price/$12 concession and groups 12+

Part stand-up comedy show, part mocumentary, Enter the Jandal tells the disastrous story of James Nokise, Samoa’s biggest celebrity since The Rock, struggling to spread his name across the globe. But his dreams quickly turn to disappointment as multiple failures force this big-time island star to take on two-bit parts and live stage performances. Enter the Jandal is the latest offering from James Nokise, recently returned from a three month tour of the UK.

I Love David Hasselhoff
Season: Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 May
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $15 full price/$12 concession and groups 12+

Name: Cori Gonzalez - Macuer
Nickname: Wesley Snipes, Uncle Jesse from Full House
Likes: muffin bakes
Dislikes: Kryptonite, people looking at him, lamb
Fave Actors: Sean Penn, that Asian chick from Shortland Street
About his show: Who cares about the show? Cori's just happy to be alive. Since getting nominated for the ODDFELLOWS Billy T Award this year, people have wanted him "out of the way". Luckily, he has been able to defend himself by firing punchline bullets from his comedy pistol. Come see his show. David Hasselhoff might be there. He's lovely.

Just a Buck Eejit
Season: Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 May
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $15 full price/$12 concession and groups 8+

Having lived here for a number of years Darren decided enough was enough, it was time to become a citizen of this beautiful country. So armed with his application form and passport photos, he embarked on a journey to find out what it takes to become a ‘Kiwi’. And so was born the ‘Irishkiwi’, a combination of the Irish’s gift of the gab and the sheer unrivaled understated enthusiasm that New Zealanders have.
Travelling the country, Darren sets about finding the key to fitting into New Zealand life, or simply the best way to not being always seen as a FOB (fresh off the boat). From trying all the ACC activities like bungee jumping and sky diving to more cultural activities like farting in a hot tub in Rotorua and getting away with it.

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