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Laugh! Kicks Off

Laugh! Kicks Off

Kia ora

Get that funny bone ready as the TV2 International Laugh! Festival swings into action down at BATS - three fab and funny shows this week to wrap your laughing gear around - hit reply now to book!

ANIMATION MUTATION Season: Monday 28 April - Saturday 3 May Time: 6.30pm Tickets: $14 waged $10 concession Local stand up surrealist Guy Capper interviews mutants on a projected video screen. This show will be refreshing to anyone who has been in a logical environment all day - if you want to see a show that involves little bunnies hugging photos of deep sea squirrels then you will be pleasantly surprised. So come along and lose your mind for just an hour or if you don't want to lose it hold on until the show is over and then go outside and do impressions of baby sea lions on heat.

"If Salvador Dali was to try his hand at stand up comedy Guy Capper would be it" - The Evening Post

FOLD by Jo Randerson Season: Thursday 24 April ­ Saturday 3 May (no show Sunday) Time: 8pm Tickets: $15 waged $10 concession Set among five grisly birthday celebrations arranged and grimly enjoyed by five jaundiced and peculiar partygoers, this unnerving and disturbingly amusing little play, a Young and Hungry Festival hit in 1995, returns more terrifying than ever. You don't want to miss this fantastic black comedy brim full with semi-clothed acquaintances that degenerate into a chaotic soup of insecurity, obsession and scary self-analysis.

Benjamin Crellin is SMACKED UP Season: Tuesday 29 April - Saturday 3 May Time: 9.30pm Tickets: $16 waged $12 concession Three time loser of the Billy T Award and seven time Pulp Comedy veteran, this Hastings Boy Made Good presents 60 minutes of smart, sharp edged stand-up in his fifth solo show. Don't miss this opportunity to see this excellent comedian live and see for yourself why he is still on the dole... A regular MC, improviser and headline act at the Classic Comedy Bar, Benjamin has performed at the SiLO, BATS, Downstage and Centrepoint Theatres.

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