Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

The Billys at Their Gut-Busting Best

Media release; for immediate release

The Billys at Their Gut-Busting Best

NEW ZEALAND COMEDY TRUST PRESENTS
BEST OF THE BILLYS
HOSTED BY PAUL EGO
Billy T James and his yellow towel changed the face of comedy in New Zealand and every year the Festival honours ‘our cuz’ with a showcase known as Best of the Billys, taking place on Sunday 5th May at 7pm.

Throughout the years, the Billy T Award has been the highest accolade up and coming Kiwi comedians could achieve at the NZ International Comedy Festival. Many of these comedians have gone on to lead incredible careers including the likes of Dai Henwood, Ben Hurley, Paul Ego, Te Radar, Brendhan Lovegrove, The Boy With Tape On His Face, and even Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi (as The Humourbeasts) have all won the sacred yellow towel.

Paul Ego, Billy T Award 2001 winner and star of 7 Days will be playing host to a swag of previous winners at SKYCITY Theatre, including everyone’s favourite ‘Westie’, the V8 of Comedy Ewen Gilmour (Billy T Award Winner 1997), who can also boast about winning the ‘Comedian of the Decade’ Award at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards.

Steve Wrigley (Billy T Award Winner 2008) - known for his appearances on 7 Days alongside Paul Ego - will join this winning line-up, along with the most recent recipient of the award, Guy Williams – famed for his work on TV3’s Jono and Ben at 10, as well as his role in the infamous pro-whaling hoax on TVNZ’s Breakfast programme, and more stars to be announced…

Experience true blue Kiwi comedy at its finest!

"A masterclass of comedy… every single gag was hilarious" Darren Bevan, tvnz.co.nz

For the full Festival line-up, sweetest deals and latest comedy news, head to www.comedyfestival.co.nz


BEST OF THE BILLYS plays
Sunday 5 May, 7pm
SKYCITY Theatre,
Level 3, Cnr Wellesley St West & Hobson St
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
Ticket Range: $39.50 - $45
*Service fees will apply.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Wellington Rugby Zeroes: Sevens To Move To Hamilton

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester: “The Sevens has been a big part of recent Wellington history but it was time for the event to move on… Wellingtonians have been voting with their feet in the last few years and we’ve seen the result in dwindling crowd numbers and lower ticket sales.” More>>

ALSO:

Matafeo & Dravid: The Billy T And Fred Award Winners For 2017

At the final show of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co. the Festival came to a close after 115 shows in Auckland and 68 shows in Wellington. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: What’s Fair? Tax and Fairness

This is an excellent and timely book, since apart from general statements about increasing or mostly reducing tax, there has been very little comment or debate as to whether we should pay tax at all and how much tax should each of us pay. More>>

Ockham Awards: Globally Lauded Novelist Wins NZ’s Biggest Fiction Prize

Internationally renowned Ngāruawāhia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland