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Barmy Comedy 'Darling' Reaches Terminal Velocity

Thursday 23 June 2005

Barmy Army Comedy 'Darling' Reaches Terminal Velocity with NZONE

'Best of British' curtain-raiser of comedy, AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD, kicked off his New Zealand Tour in Queenstown to a packed audience last night, and takes to the skies today with local tandem skydive experts NZONE, to fulfil a passion to skydive in New Zealand.

"I did a low level jump last year in the UK, as part of a TV programme, but it was all over so quickly, I've been desperate to do another one to find out what it's really like! Everyone tells me New Zealand is the greatest place to skydive so having the chance to freefall in Queenstown with NZONE is amazing," says Murray.

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"Barmy Army Comedy 'Darling' Reaches Terminal Velocity with NZONE"

Murray has performed for the Queen, has his own TV series, and has completed a number of sell-out tours of the UK, so who better to lighten the mood during the last two weeks of the Lions Tour with his live shows throughout the country.

Only time will tell if the British Lions are as brave on the field as Al Murray is in the sky.

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About NZONE (pronounced 'enzone')

A Queenstown and Rotorua based company, NZONE has offered plucky people tandem skydiving since 1990, and has shared its passion with over 80,000 passengers.

In a nation fixated by rugby fever, NZONE has created some tough competition off the field too by pitching their 'Courage Questionnaire' to rugby fans. To see just how daring the Barmy Army are versus the adrenalin fueled Kiwis, one winner completing the questionnaire at will freefall with NZONE for free.

About Al Murray - The Pub Landlord

Murray's 'PUB LANDLORD' is hailed as one of the most successful comedy characters to grace the stages of Britain winning the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1999 and nominations for the Olivier Award for Best Live Entertainer in London's Westend in 2000 and 2002.

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