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Just wanna do something special for the ladies

Just wanna do something special for the ladies

From the silent shake to the bellyaching guffaws, it's been a great first week of laughter. And there's MORE to come! So get your stomach workout with our awesome selection of comedy shows this week at BATS.

Opening on Tuesday night, Cohen Holloway's Hypnotastic Tour 2008 promises to astound and amaze with a stage hypnotism show unlike any other.
The Lady Bunch are also opening on Tuesday night, exploring their likeness to the Brady Bunch and try to figure out what DNA-quirk made them comedy family.
Rising star of UK comedy, Josie Long takes the mic from Wednesday night with her show Trying is Good. "...entirely original and big hearted..." (Sian Robertson, Theatreview), she inspires warmth and delight in her audience through her love of the small things in life, her delight in the silly, and her enthusiasm for the quirky.
And from Thursday, stay up late with Mixed Nuts to catch everything from music to dance routines, magic to improv, and perhaps even some comedy if there's time from Wellington’s most dynamite comedy duo.
As for us, they do say that laughter is the best medicine, helping us with the grieving process of farewelling James to the wonderful land of 'overseas'!


_Cohen Holloway's Hypnotastic Tour 2008
Season: Tue 29 April - Sat 3 May
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $18 full/ $13 concession & groups 8+

by Dean Hewison and Ben Powdrell (NZ)
Cohen Holloway has dedicated many weeks to becoming the country's #1 faux stage hypnotist and has mastered the art of presenting the subconscious onstage, revealing our inner demons in all their puppet glory. But can he prevent his own demons from enslaving him in his own brain… forever? Marvel as Cohen, his audience plants, and the Hypnotastic Dance Troupe fight for all our minds, live on stage.
_The Lady Bunch
Season: Tue 29 April - Sat 3 May
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $18 full / $13 concession / $16 groups 5+
Three of NZ’s funniest women take to the stage for their first family reunion. Michele A’Court, Justine Smith and Irene Pink may not have been born in the same place at the same time but, just like The Brady Bunch, they belong together. This is the ultimate comedy blended-family. Find out if you’re a distant cousin too. Great comedy from great women.


_Josie Long - Trying is Good
Season: Wed 30 April - Sat 3 May
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: $18 full / $13 concession

By Josie Long
“…completely brilliant… a skylight in a room you never knew existed” METRO
Best Newcomer Edinburgh ‘06, Total Sell-out Edinburgh ‘07
Trying Is Good is about liking people, looking at strangers and imagining their lives, about trying to give people the benefit of doubt and respecting people who choose to do ridiculous things.
"…one of Britain's bright new hopes of the comedy scene… endearing blend of charm and wry humour… full of joy and wonder" SUNDAY TIMES

_Mixed Nuts
Season: Thurs 1 - Sat 3 May
Time: 11pm
Tickets: $16 full / $13 concession & groups 6+
Say it out loud...
Two of the capital's most explosive comedians Nick and Muts bring you MIXED NUTS!
An audio-visual flurry of randomness that will baffle, dazzle and amaze you!
Video, Music!
Improv, Magic!
Dances, Sketches!
Quotation, Citation and Powerpoint Presentation!
Fake Beards and Mo's, Game Shows!
In this show, anything goes!
Unconnecting the connected,
Expect the unexpected!
Stay up late with MIXED NUTS!


This week, we have TWO opportunities to be in to win stuff.
We are giving away a double pass to the opening night of Cohen Holloway's Hypnotastic Tour 2008 on Tue 29 April at 6.30pm. All you need to do is tell us who will be joining Cohen onstage.
Competition will be randomly drawn on Tuesday 29 April at 3pm

Our second giveaway is a double pass to the opening night of Mixed Nuts on Thursday 1 May. To be in the draw, just tell us who will be dazzling and amazing you.
This competition will be drawn randomly on Wednesday 30 April at 3pm.

_Mental Health Break
Great photos are all about catching the moment, so check out these stunners!
Have you come across a video clip or website that keeps you sane at work? Let us know about it and we might pop it in a future BATSmail.

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!


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