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NEW ZEALAND COMEDY TRUST PRESENTS
It’s an age old question in comedy – how do performers manage to hone their works before embarking on their seasons during the NZ International Comedy Festival? Surely it’s not just pure luck (despite what some might say).
So in the name of scientific experimentation, comedians performing as part of the 2013 Festival will test their works on human guinea pigs with the return of the Comedy Lab, taking place throughout March and early April. This is a chance for audiences to get a sneak peek into the creative process that goes into building a Comedy Festival show.
For the comics, it’s a chance to see what flies and what crashes and burns with the test subjects (that’s you, the faithful comedy punter), to ensure only the top notch comedy chemicals make it to the Festival.
Over three weeks, well known comedic scholars will mediate the proceedings as the future jokes and stories are changed, distilled and made ready for consumption at the Festival.
LAB WORKER REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: an ability to laugh, finely tuned comedy ears, and the ability to give opinions on the performances in a frank Q&A session with the jokesters themselves.
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COMEDY LAB experiments:
Wed 13th March, 20th March and 3rd April, 8pm
Hosted by TJ McDonald, mentored by Jesse Griffin
The Classic Studio
Level 1, 321 Queen Street, Auckland
Bookings: www.comedy.co.nz or 09 373 4312
Wed 13th March, 20th March and 27th March, 8pm
Hosted by Jarrod Baker, mentored by Nigel Corbett
22 Allen St
Bookings: www.comedyfestival.co.nz or 09 309 9241