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Comedy Entree Whets the Appetite

For Immediate Release
Monday 24 April 2006


Monday 15 May 7.30pm

Venue: Downstage Theatre

Please book through Downstage ph. 04 801 6946

Comedy Entrée Whets the Appetite

Monday 15 May sees a comedic spectacular kick the ODDFELLOWS NZ International Comedy Festival off with a bang! The premiere of ODDFELLOWS First Laughs, a star-studded showcase, opens 3 weeks of festival madness. Hurry and book now so you don't miss out!

A VIP event, a limited number of tickets to the ODDFELLOWS First Laughs will be released for public sale, allowing audiences a rare opportunity to check out the stunning line-up on offer in the 2006 ODDFELLOWS NZ International Comedy Festival programme.

Fifteen comedians in total will strut their stuff on stage - come and see your favourites and check out the talent you may not have seen before.

Winner of the 2004 ODDFELLOWS Billy T Award and celebrated Wellington comedian Ben Hurley, returns home to host this sell-out event, after a successful year on the international comedy circuit performing throughout the UK, Ireland, Dubai and Australia. ODDFELLOWS First Laughs features an impressive line-up of talent including International comedians The 4 Noels (NZ/AUST), Charlie Pickering (AUST) and Janey Godley (SCOTLAND), and local comedy heroes Dai Henwood, Rhys Darby, plus many more.

The complete list of performers in no particular order:

1 James Nokise
2 Jerome Chandrahasen
3 The 4 Noels
4 Charlie Pickering

5 Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
6 Dai Henwood
7 Janey Godley
8 Rhys Darby
9 Mrs.Peacock (Jarrod Baker and Dave Smith)

10 Mullet Brothers (Steve Wrigley & Greg Ellis)
11 Jeremy Elwood


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