A Yardie Full of Laughs
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A YARDIE FULL OF LAUGHS
NEW ZEALAND COMEDY TRUST
THE 2013 NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY
It’s the three-week 21st that you’re all invited to – heck, even your Grandma is on the list, if she’s keen. In 1993 the comedy beast was born and now it’s coming of age. Whoever you decide to bring along to the festivities make sure you don’t miss any of the stonking line-up in the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival, running 26 April – 19 May.
Audiences will be able to purchase tickets to two of the Festival’s most popular events, the Comedy Gala (Auckland) and First Laughs (Wellington), from Wednesday 13 Febuary at 9am – get in early, these badboys will sell out.
Kicking off the festivities as host for the Comedy Gala and First Laughs is the godfather of NZ comedy, TV Guide’s 2012’s 'Funniest Person on TV' and 7 Days quizmaster Jeremy Corbett.
The Comedy Gala, Friday 26 April, held this year at The Civic, is where Corbett will share the stage for a yardie of good times from a bunch of local and international jokers; The Boy With Tape On His Face (NZ), Tom Gleeson (AUS), Dai Henwood (NZ), Urzila Carlson (SA/NZ), Idiots Of Ants (UK), Ben Hurley (NZ), Chris Martin (UK), Fiona O'Loughlin (AUS), Stephen K Amos (UK), 2012 Billy T Award Winner Guy Williams (NZ) and so much more. This event always sells out. Period.
Corbett, with comics in tow, will then fly south to perform at Wellington’s opening Festival event First Laughs at The Opera House, Sunday 28 April. A few familiar names include; Stephen K Amos, Dai Henwood, Urzila Carlson, Ewen Gilmour, Tom Gleeson, Steve Wrigley, Chris Martin, Fiona O'Loughlin and Guy Williams. This is a night which promises to be crammed with laughs.
This is it team. 21 years. Time to ‘Laugh Yourself Silly’.
Sign up for access to pre-sale tickets for the Comedy Gala & First Laughs at www.comedyfestival.co.nz
FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME TO BE LAUNCHED WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY.
COMEDY GALA &
FIRST LAUGHS – Tickets will go on sale to
the general public at 9am Wed 13 February.
NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWS – Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am on Fri 1 March.
Comedy Gala plays
Fri 26 April, 8pm
The Civic, THE EDGE, Cnr Wellesley & Queen Sts
0800 BUYTICKETS or www.buytickets.co.nz
Sun 28 April, 7pm
The Opera House, 111-113 Manners St
0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or www.ticketek.co.nz
*Service fees will apply. A credit card surcharge applies on purchases made using a credit card.