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Spade Face Brings New Show And Fan Favourites to Dunedin

Spade Face Productions Brings New Show And Fan Favourites to Dunedin Fringe Festival

For Release Immediately

DUNEDIN, New Zealand - February 11th 2018 - Spade Face Productions is bringing three hilarious shows to Dunedin as part of the 2018 Dunedin Fringe Festival. Toxic Mas is a very personal one man show about comedian Cam McLeod’s life so far, with the overarching theme of toxic masculinity and how it has impacted him personally, as well as society on the whole. It covers the death of his father from cancer when he was 17, his first love, and the diagnosis that changed his life.

Last year, loveable oddball Steve performed his critically acclaimed show This is Steve at the Dunedin Fringe Festival, Go Media Comedy Carnival and Nelson Fringe Festival, to rave reviews. So this Dunedin Fringe Festival he brings his brand new show, Steve Learns His ABC's.

“I am very excited to bring these shows to the Dunedin Fringe Festival, but especially to perform Toxic Mas and share my story with more people. I find audiences connect with it for many different reasons, and I hope Dunedin will get as much out of it as I do performing it.”

- Cam McLeod, comedian and Spade Face Productions Director

Toxic Mas will be performed at Fortune Theatre from Wednesday 14th March to Saturday 17th March at 6:00pm. Tickets are available from $8-$10 at toxic-mas/dunedin . 10% of profits go to the Movember Foundation.

Steve Learns His ABC's will be performed at 10 Bar from Thursday 8th March to Saturday 10th March at 7:45pm. Tickets are available from $8-$10 at steve-learns-his-abcs/Dunedin

About Cam McLeod

Cam McLeod is a comedian based out of Christchurch who has been performing locally and in national festivals since 2014. He’s performed in hundreds of shows, bringing his high-energy storytelling to audiences, treating them to wild tales and outrageous jokes from his life. His credits include performing at the Classic Comedy Club, the Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Hastings Fringe Festivals, as well as in the Christchurch Comedy Carnival, for audiences ranging from 1 to 1000 people. He also produces comedy shows across the country through Spade Face Productions. He also can be seen performing in a bright orange beanie as his mime alter ego, Steve.

About Steve

Steve is just a typical performer, apart from the fact he doesn't speak, uses props and has music playing throughout. So Steve may be not be very normal, but is a master of making the absurd funny. A daring delinquent, wearing an orange beanie and black sweater, Steve will make you bust a gut with laughter.

'This is Steve hits me in the same way an album by the Ramones does'” - echosfromthewings 'Ludicrously, Side-splittingly Funny.' – whatsup

'A consistent hour of comedy that I can promise you is unlike anything you have experienced before'

'Pure, unadulterated physical comedy' – Theatreview

About Spade Face Productions

Spade Face Productions - founded by Cameron McLeod in 2015 - produces comedy events around Christchurch and the South Island. They host live comedy gigs every week, primarily at the darkroom in Christchurch. Some of the successful shows they’ve produced include the award winning This is Steve, No Material Allowed, Roast Battle, and Nasty Women*. We've also partnered with great New Zealand comedians like Guy Montgomery, Tim Batt, David Correos and Li'i Alaimoana to host their shows in Christchurch. More information can be found at

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