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Lovegrove’s Punch Lines to Fall on Deaf Ears


Media Release Thursday 21 April


Lovegrove’s Punch Lines to Fall on Deaf Ears

Sign Language first at NZ International Comedy Festival

Arguably New Zealand’s most naturally talented comedian, award-winning comic Brendhan Lovegrove returns to the 2008 NZ International Comedy Festival with a completely new show, showcasing the finest home-grown stand-up comedy has to offer, with an important and extremely worthwhile twist.

Lovegrove brings his award winning comedy to the Crunchie Comedy Chamber, teaming up for the first time with the art of sign language to bring the laughs to all comedy lovers this festival as part of New Zealand Sign Language Week. For the first time at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, the art of stand-up comedy will be paired with the language of sign, to create an outrageous partnership of physical movement and vocal hilarity.

Rachel Noble, CEO for the Deaf Association of NZ says that “it is a real bonus that the Deaf community will have access to top NZ comedian Brendhan Lovegrove, and even better that he is performing in the middle of New Zealand Sign Language Week! At last we will know what everyone around us is laughing about!”  

As one of New Zealand’s finest and challenging comedians, 2008’s show once again expands the traditional comedy boundaries. Lovegrove’s rapid fire delivery and whirlwind trail of laughs will make this not only one of the most hilarious shows in 2008, but also one of the most fascinating displays of visual and spoken comedy the NZ International Comedy Festival has ever seen.

"This guy is a master" -



Dates:                          Wed 7 – Sat 10 May, 8.00pm

Venue:                         Crunchie Comedy Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGEâ, City

Tickets:                        Adults $25 Conc. $20 Groups 10+ $20

Bookings:                    Ticketek:  0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 5385)

Show Duration:           1 hour


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