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The 2008 Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Convoy

Media Release:
14th February 2008

For Immediate Release
The NZ International Comedy Festival Presents

The 2008 Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Convoy

Caution: Comedic Detour Ahead

The 2008 Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Convoy hits the road once more, only this time our intrepid gang of comedians veers off the beaten track to visit four new towns, bringing their road show of hilarity to ten national centres this Festival season.

Since its 2002 debut the Comedy Convoy has been highly popular with national audiences. The showcase offers an opportunity to see five top rate comedians at their comic best. This year the NZ International Comedy Festival has answered the call of the kiwi by increasing the number of centres on this mad road-trip. Audiences in Tauranga, Taupo, Napier and Invercargill will now get to experience some of the finest talent in this year’s Festival from New Zealand and abroad.

Ever the intrepid traveler (with both Roll the Dai and C4 and Fresh Up’s Awesome Adventure), last year’s winner of THE FRED Award and all round loveable lunatic Dai Henwood will host the Convoy this year with outstanding comedic talent in the form of Jason Cook (UK), Jason John Whitehead (Canada), Kitty Flanagan (Australia) and Simon McKinney (NZ).

The Convoy starts its ride across New Zealand on May 6 as a key event in the 2008 NZ International Comedy Festival, bringing a snapshot of the best of the Festival to those living outside of Auckland and Wellington.

Audiences are advised to book well in advance, as The Convoy crashes in town for one night only before taking off into the night to their next destination..

What are you waiting NZ … a one night stand is comic relief!

The Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Convoy Plays:

TAURANGA Tues 6 May, 8pm
Baycourt Theatre
Book @ TicketDirect 07 577 7188

HAMILTON Wed 7 May & Sat 10 May, 8pm
Clarence St Theatre
Book @ TicketDirect 07 838 1111

TAUPO Thurs 8 May, 8.30pm
ERUPT Lake Taupo Festival - Great Lake Centre
Book @ Ticketek 07 377 1207

NEW PLYMOUTH Fri 9 May, 8pm
TSB Theatre
Book @ Ticketek 06 759 0021

NAPIER Mon 12 May, 8pm
Napier Municipal Theatre
Book @ TicketDirect 0800 484 253

NELSON Tues 13 May, 8pm
Nelson School of Music
Book @ TicketDirect 0800 224 224

BLENHEIM Wed 14 May, 8pm
Marlborough Boy’s College
Book @ TicketDirect Tasman 03 520 8560

GREYMOUTH Thurs 15 May, 8pm
Regent Theatre
Book @ i-Site Foyer, Regent Theatre 0800 473 966

CHRISTCHURCH Fri 16 May, 8pm
James Hay Theatre
Book @ Ticketek 03 377 8899

INVERCARGILL Sat 17 May, 8.30pm
Civic Theatre
Book @ 03 211 1692

ENDS

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