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Nik Coppin in Half Blak

Nik Coppin in Half Blak


Nik Coppin in

Half Blak


Fast talking, energetic UK comedian, Nik Coppin, will delight New Zealand audiences when he makes his first appearance at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival with his 2007 show, HALF BLAK.

It follows the success of his debut solo show, “Spiders, man!” performed in Melbourne and Edinburgh 2006 and will complete his tour “Down Under” after the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

A stand-up comic for more than six years, Coppin has performed all around the world, but holds New Zealand close to his heart.

According to Coppin, the Classic Comedy Club in Auckland is his favourite comedy venue in the world.

Coppin’s new show HALF BLAK – the title, a play on arguably the most famous Rugby team in the world the “All Blacks” - is inspired by his experiences in his travels and his extensive knowledge of wildlife. It also relates to Coppin’s heritage – his mother is English and his father is from the Caribbean.

He has carried on the tradition of dropping a letter in the title (rather than HALF BLACK), as he has in his first name and in his Melbourne 2007 show, REDBLAK. This links to the famous racehorse, PHAR LAP, born and originally bred in New Zealand. It was said the spelling of the horse’s name was changed for luck (rather than FAR LAP).

The show mixes Coppin’s unique style of audience banter with story-telling and improvised comedy.

“Coppin sets a new benchmark for international comedy.” - The Pun, Melbourne.

“A rapid fire non-stop act full of energy. His hour went so quick, his charming smile and easy manner had the audience eating out of his hand and wanting more. Go and see him.” 9/10 - Funny Tonne,

Dates: Wed 16 – Sat 19 May, 8.30pm
Venue: 101 @ Bodega, 101 Ghuznee St, Wellington City
Tickets: Adults $15 Conc. $12 Groups 10+ $15
Bookings: Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 5385)
Show Duration: 1 hour

Dates: Tue 22 – Sat 26 May, 7pm
Venue: The Transmission Room, Cnr Mayoral Dr & Queen St, Auckland City
Tickets: Adults $20 Conc. $16 Groups 10+ $16
Bookings: Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 5385)
Show Duration: 1 hour


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