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Laugh it up, fuzzball!

Comedy Festival is in the HOUSE! We're opening our doors to anyone and everyone who enjoys a good laugh with Comedy Festival 2008.

This week sees our first three shows open and the walls beginning to shake with laughter as we stave off this impending cold weather with some great acts bound to keep you warm.

At 6.30pm on Tuesday night, we have the opening night of Rubber Turkey []! What happens when the funny guy, the chicken, the clown and the blonde outgrow their stereotypes?

Mrs Peacock are 'Six Feet From the Edge' [] open on Wednesday night at 8pm with an epic comic rock opera. Loosely autobiographical, they are searching to come to terms with stardom and find out what comes next.

Improv Angels []grace the BATS stage from Thursday night at 9.30pm with improvised comedy that pokes fun at and celebrates the 'intelligent' genre of heel clad, hair tossing super sleuths.

Get in quick - these shows are on til Saturday 26 April, and there'll be a whole new host of Comedy Festival shows on at BATS next week to look forward to!



To book for any performance at BATS simply email [] with your name, number of tickets and date you wish to attend. We will reply to confirm your booking and you can pay when you come to the show. Splendid!

Rubber Turkey []


Season: Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 April Time: 6.30pm Tickets: $16 full / $13 concession & groups 8+ PlayGround Collective presents By Eli Kent (NZ)

Guy's had enough of walking into bars. Actually, he's had enough of jokes full stop. As he starts blowing setups and missing punch lines, Blondie's IQ scores are mysteriously rising and Chicken keeps trying to top himself.

When the size of your laugh track determines your life span, this is definitely no joke.

From the team behind 2007's sellout success, The Hunting Of The Snark; comes a razor sharp comedy about comedyBOOK NOW []

Mrs Peacock are 'Six Feet From The Edge' []

Season: Wed 23 - Sat 26 April Time: 8pm Tickets: $16 full/ $13 concession & groups 6+

An epic rock opera from the 2007 Billy T Award-winners, Six Feet From The Edge chronicles Mrs. Peacock's meteoric rise to mega-stardom... and subsequent plateau.

A story of friendship and betrayal, expectation and reality - with high drama and even higher comedy. Expect better hair, tighter jeans and the kind of rock'n'roll that pushed Mrs Peacock SIX FEET FROM THE EDGE.

"Beautiful, Brilliant, Bliss" - THEATREVIEWBOOK NOW []

Improv Angels []

Season: Thurs 24 - Sat 26 April Time: 9.30pm Tickets: $16 full / $13 concession & groups 8+

The Improv Divas in

Improv Angels: they fight improvised crime!

You've helped them find love in Love Possibly, now WIT and the Improv Divas are back - taking on the adrenaline fuelled classic kick-ass adventure.

As far as hair-tossing super sleuths go, The Improv Angels are living dangerously by making it all up. Can they spontaneously solve the latest mysterious crime wave, lock away the super-villain … and save New Zealand?

Starring: Anna Burns, Christine Brooks, Clare Kerrison, Jen Mason and Merrilee McCoy

"No script, just guts, teamwork and imagination" - Capital Times



We're giving away one double pass to 'Improv Angels' on Thursday 24 April at 9.30pm! To be into win, just tell us what type of crime they fight!

Competition will be randomly drawn on Wednesday 23 April at 3pmENTER NOW []

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