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Comedy Fest At Skycity Auckland

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April 11, 2008

Catch The First & Last Laugh This Comedy Fest At Skycity Auckland

There's less than a week to go until SKYCITY Theatre's stellar line-up of international comics kick off the Comedy Festival with a 6-person strong opening laugh fest.

SKYCITY Auckland is the city's one-stop entertainment destination, so it is fitting we deliver audiences the best hits this Comedy Festival. From XXX-rated hypnosis to Star Wars, comic puppetry to local stand-up genius there's something to tickle even the most hardened funny-bone.

Book your tickets to the most hilarious laugh-out-loud shows in town by calling 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 5385) or visiting www.ticketek.co.nz . See below for show details and times.

THE 5 STAR COMEDY PREVIEW 2008: - Thursday, April 17, 8.00pm
Be the first to see the hottest talents in this year's Festival. Six of the festival's top international comedy stars deliver a taste of what's coming during this year's laugh fest. Performing live at in a one-night only comic feast are Ireland's Neil Delamere, the UK's Jason Cook, Paul Tonkinson and John Fothergill, USA talent Eddie Ifft, and Australian's first lady of comedy, Julia Morris.

ANGELO TSAROUCHAS LIVE! - Saturday, April 19, 6.45pm
Canadian-born Greek man Angelo Tsarouchas and heavyweight comedian delivers rapid pace knockout punch lines. In high demand on the global comedy circuit, Angelo has taken his 'in-your face' stand-up style to venues all over the world. He's also appeared on the big screen in feature films alongside some of the Hollywood greats including Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone and Denzel Washington.

DAI HENWOOD IN DAI-NAMIC SCENARIOS - Thursday, May 1 to Saturday, May 3, 9.00PM
Winner of the 2007 FRED AWARD, Dai Henwood is back by popular demand after a total sell-out seasons last year. C4 star and general all round larrikin, Dai Henwood, resurrects his 2007 'Dai-Namic Scenarios' show. Full of all the proper nonsense his audience has come to expect, Dai promises the show will be an absolute cracker.

JIMEOIN ON ICE - Tuesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 3, 7.15pm
From the magical world of Jimeoin comes his new, smash-hit show in which he gracefully skates through brilliantly funny observations on the absurdities of everyday life. After sell-out seasons in Montreal, Edinburgh and London, don't miss your chance to see Jimeoin's inspired ramblings and sheer comic brilliance... Get your skates on.

CHARLES ROSS' ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY - Tuesday, May 6 to Saturday, May 10, 7pm
Calling all Star Wars Fans! If you've seen the Star Wars films hundreds of times and have a Yoda or Princess Leia figurine on your desk, you won't want to miss this non-stop blast through the original Star Wars trilogy For the first ever time in New Zealand, Charles Ross presents a high-energy, one hour, One Man Star Wars Trilogy. Prepare to be enthralled as Charles Ross plays all the characters, recreates the special effects plus single-handedly flies the ship and fights both sides of each battle!

XXX TONY LEE, AGGRESSIVE COMEDY HYPNOSIS - Preview: Saturday, April 19, 10.30pm
Season: Monday, April 21 to Saturday, April 26, 8:45pm
Possessing the looks of a wrestler and the sound of a heavy metal lead singer, Tony Lee XXX Hypnotist has the power to make his audience do unmentionable things in front of theatre full of people. More than 7 million people worldwide have been exposed to, and by, the Tony Lee phenomenon. With 5000+ sold out shows under his belt, Tony Lee crosses the New Zealand border for his first down-under shows.
Warning: The adult content may be offensive to some viewers

THE UMBILICAL BROTHERS: THE REHEARSAL - Tuesday, May 6 to Saturday, May 10, 8.45pm
Combining outrageous physical comedy with clever sketches, dexterous video work and puppets The Rehearsal is not so much a show, as an experience. It's about suspending belief & creating a world that exists separately from reality - our reality that is, not theirs.... Curious fans often ask, "Where do those guys come from?" and then "Can they go back there?" - Don't miss "The Rehearsal"...

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