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Mighty Civic Turns on Glamour for Laugh and a Half

The NZ International Comedy Festival Presents

Crunchie Comedy Gala

The Mighty Civic Turns on the Glamour for a Laugh and a Half

Hot demand sees the Hollywood event of NZ comedy take residence at the Civic Theatre when the Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala rolls out the red carpet on April 18 for a sizzling night of comedy action. This highly popular opening event kicks off 3 weeks of madness with a showcase offering the very best international and local acts in the 2008 NZ International Comedy Festival programme.

“Stand up’s most irresistible rogue” Jeff Green (UK), returns to New Zealand to take on the task of wrangling this year’s stunning line-up of comedians as the 2008 Gala Host. Author of the bestselling novel “The A-Z of Being Single” Green’s abundant natural charm and razor-sharp observations make him great host material for an event of this magnitude.

Filmed live for television, the fast paced Gala delivers a barrage of talent to the stage giving everyone a taster of what to expect from the Festival season; from Flight of the Conchords star Arj Barker (USA), the iconic Ewen Gilmour (NZ), Irish funny man Jimeoin (Australia) to the triumphant return of the UK’s Mark Watson, whose season at last year’s Festival was a sellout. The two part TV2 presentation of the Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala drew big ratings last year and won the TV Guide’s 2007 "Best on The Box People's Choice Award" for Best Special Event.

Though on the surface it may seem a high-brow affair with the glitz and glamour, underneath it is a rip roaring, thigh slapping, bladder busting three hours of top entertainment to kick start this year’s incredible season of comic ingenuity.

The 2006 and 2007 Gala’s sold out in record speeds. 2008 will be no different - so avoid tears of sorrow and shed tears of laughter by booking your ticket NOW!


Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala plays at The Civic Theatre, THE EDGE®
Friday April 18th, 7.30pm
Tickets: Premium $75.00 + booking fees
A Reserve $68.50+ booking fees
B Reserve $58.50+ booking fees
C Reserve $48.50+ booking fees

Book now from TICKETEK: 0800 TICKETEK (0800 245 5385)
Show Duration: 3 Hours including an interval
Screening on TV2 Part 1 Weds 23 & Part 2 Fri 25 April


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