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Rhys Darby in Based On Actual Events

Rhys Darby in Based On Actual Events

Rhys Darby

NZ’s biggest comedy export, physical comedian Rhys Darby returns from a triumphant year in Britain with his highly anticipated new standup show.

Rhys Darby: based on actual events is a stand-up comedy show with a difference. Rather than just telling the stories, Rhys will re-enact them using his skills for physical theatre and his impressive array of human sound effects.

‘Nobody does it better... Better than your average blockbuster’ **** The Scotsman 19/08/04, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Since his arrival in Britain four years ago, Rhys Darby has become one of NZ’s hottest comedy exports. He headlines the bill at all of the prestigious clubs including Jongleurs and The Comedy Store. He has also performed in many other countries including Germany, France, Italy, Iceland, Dubai, and even to British troops in the Falkland Islands. Last year alone he performed in six festivals across the globe including Edinburgh, Montreal and Cape Town.

‘Rhys Darby is a revelation’ -Cape Times 29/09/05 Cape Town Comedy Festival

In 2005 Rhys returned to NZ to perform his play “Jekyll and Hyde 2030”. After receiving rave reviews he toured the country with the ODDFELLOWS Comedy Convoy’ showcase. Then he went back to London to star in the BBC Radio 2 show “The Flight of the Conchords” as Bryan Nesbitt the bands manager.

Rhys also makes regular appearances on British television. In fact he was the first kiwi act ever to be invited to perform on The Comedy Store Live TV show. This year he will appear in a new childrens programme for BBC2 called “The mighty truck of stuff”. As recognition of this Rhys recently won the Kevin Smith Memorial Cup for international artist achievement at the NZ Comedy Guild awards.

‘The funniest slice of physical comedy New Zealand has produced in years’ -The Dominion Post 03/05/05 ODDFELLOWS NZ International Comedy Festival ‘The sheer energy of his performance is astonishing...a strikingly imaginative and funny show’ – The Observer 15/08/04 Edinburgh Fringe Festival ‘His remarkable art is to make this real. Magnificent’ Fringe 22/07/04 Fringe preview

Dates: Wed 17 – Sat 20 May, 10pm Venue: 101 @ Bodega, 101 Ghunzee St, Wellington City Tickets: Adults $20, Conc./Groups 10+ $15 Bookings: Ticketek (04) 384 3840 or Bodega (04) 384 8212

Dates: Tues 30 May – Sat 3 June, 7pm Venue: The Transmission Room, cnr Mayoral Dr & Queen St, Auckland City Tickets: Adults $22, Groups 10+ $17 Bookings: Ticketek (09) 307 5000


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