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Ewen Gilmour Light on His Feet at Festival Comedy

13 September 2005 Media Release Page 1 of 1

Ewen Gilmour Light on His Feet at Festival Comedy Night

Comedian Ewen Gilmour takes the lead at the Going West Books and Writers Festival’s first ever comedy night Just for Laughs on September 24 from 7.30pm at the Glen Eden Intermediate School Auditorium.

Gilmour’s special brand of westie humour has not been dulled by sitting through endless meetings as a Waitakere City Councillor.

“One thing I’ve learned while at Council,” he quips “is to say ‘with all due respect’ before I take the piss.”

Three other comics join Gilmour for an evening of riotous post-election fun. Promising newcomer to the comedy scene Nathan Matthews used to be the class clown. Now he tells gags for a living. The sassy Michele A Court has been around for a while winning awards for her outrageous, often libellous stand-up routines. Justin Hansen, better known as Gish has turned his song writing talents to making people laugh. His songs The Joint, Stink Bro and Nothing Better to Do have all held top spots in the NZ Comedy Charts on MP 3.

The organisers of the Going West Books and Writers Festival wanted to acknowledge the creative word-power in stand-up comedy by including this night as part of the month-long festival programme. So whether to celebrate the election result or commiserate – Just for Laughs will be excellent light relief from political seriousness.

How to get to the venue: The Glen Eden Intermediate School Auditorium is one of Waitakere City’s newest performance venues. Enter the school via its main entrance at 23 Kaurilands Rd, Glen Eden.

Tickets: $15 or $10 concessions. Door sales. Bookings – phone (09) 836 8000 ext 8780

ENDS

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