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Scoop Images: Comedy Festival Programme Launch

Scoop Images: Comedy Festival Programme Launched with Lollies for Laughs Bribe

By Lyndon Hood

The Wellington programme for the 2006 New Zealand International Comedy Festival was lauched today. The festival runs from May 15 to June 3.

See http://www.comedyfestival.co.nz/ for more details.


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In Cuba Mall Wellington comedians Steve Wrigley and Greg Ellis (aka"Helmut" and "Heinrich") helped lauch the programme with their "Laughing Yoga" exercises.


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Their work involved offering sweeties to passers-by - but in a "non-sleazy" way.


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Prizes were offered for the best and most natural laugh.


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There was also an opportunity for punter to laugh for free tickets


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Other Comedy Festival participants present included representatives from the DragKings...


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... from Mrs Peacock's World Record Attempt


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... and from R30, who were handing out promotional cups of tea.

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