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International Comedy Showcase in Wellington

MEDIA RELEASE 28 February 2008  

International Comedy Showcase headlines Comedy Festival in Wellington.


THE BIG SHOW is one of the most popular shows in the annual NZ International Comedy Festival, bringing a line-up of four superb comedians each night in a 2-hour show.
In 2008, for the first time, THE BIG SHOW will be coming to Wellington to play four nights at the mighty Opera House from Wed 7 May. It is presented by productions who have previously brought ED BRYNE and DANNY BHOY to Wellington. This time, instead of just one international comedy topliner, they’re bringing in FOUR world class comedians, including an Irishman, two Englishmen and a well travelled American.
This years fresh roster of international comedians includes;

NEIL DELAMERE – Exciting new talent from Ireland spotted at the 07 Edinburgh Fringe  - “A wryly brilliant live performer” The Sunday Times UK . Read more on
JOHN FOTHERGILL – from the A-list of the UK Pro comedy circuit, this Englishman has headlined around the world - “Everything he says is funny….he looks like he was born onstage, under a follow spot, with a mic in his hand” said the Guardian UK
"Definitely one to watch.” Sunday Telegraph UK

EDDIE IFFT – Yes! An American who has seen the world, headlining in 15 different countries in the last year alone, including the UK, South Africa, China, United Arab Emirates , Australia and now this exciting new talent has made it to NZ. Eddie has shared the stage with the likes of Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Dave Chapelle and Seinfeld. Read more on www.eddieifftcom
THE BIG SHOW will be hosted by infamous Australian comedian, MICKEY D whose late night PHAT CAVE show has become legendary over the last 4 years at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Weds 7 to Sat 10 May / 8pm
At the Opera House- Wellington
Bookings at Ticketek Ph 0800Ticketek


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