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Rado and Raybon save the world - AOTNZ tour March 2018

Raybon Kan (Winner Metro Best Comedian, columnist and three-time winner of 'Test the Nation’) combines comedy forces with Nick Rado (Guest Panellist & Head Writer for TV3's '7 Days’, Just For Laughs Sydney, The Comedy Channel, Australia) tour New Zealand's small towns for the month of March in their live show 'Rado & Raybon Save The World.'

The first half of the show sees the duo rock the house with their individual stand up comedy; and in the second half they take the stage together to solve problems raised by that night's audience -- anything from world politics, new roundabouts, to overpriced paninis. There's no issue too big or too small that Raybon and Rado won't dare to rescue. They are comedy paramedics. When there's something wrong in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Rado & Raybon!

For more information, contact:

Diana Moir, AOTNZ media liaison, 021 126 5738,

Steve Thomas, Arts On Tour NZ Trust, 0274 386 154 Facebook;

Nick Rado

Nick Rado is a multi-award-winning writer, MC and stand-up comedian. Nick is currently guest comedian, panellist and head writer for TV3’s award winning topical news comedy show ‘7 Days’; he is the four-time winner of the NZ Comedy Guild Award for 'Best Comedy MC' and recently performed at the Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just for Laughs Sydney Showcase for The Comedy Channel on Foxtel, Australia.

“Crowd pleasing buffoonery at its best” –Three Weeks, Edinburgh Festival

Charm, timing, originality and above all, funny, Rado has it all.”-Headliners Club, London

Raybon Kan
Named Best Comedian by Metro, and North & South, Raybon has performed at comedy festivals in Melbourne, Edinburgh and Montreal. His columns have been collected in his books 'America on Five Bullets a Day' and 'An Asian at my Table.' He's twice won the NZ Comedy Guild Award for Funniest Column.

"He has made live comedy his own. It's easy to be swept along for a roller-coaster ride that also provokes some serious thought.”- Otago Daily Times

"The true comedian’s ability to take the ordinary, the mundane, the unnoticed, and turn it into the bizarre."-The Press, Christchurch


Friday 2 March 7.30pm Whitianga

Town Hall

$30, $15 Students under 18

Book: Whitianga Paper Plus

Saturday 3 March 7.30pm Whakatane

Gateway Theatre

$20 Book: The Good Life

Sunday 4 March 7.30pm Opotiki

Deluxe Theatre

$25 Book: Deluxe Theatre, Opotiki Library


Tuesday 6 March 8.30pm Gisborne

Comedy at the Cossie Club

$25 Book: Cosmopolitan Club

Wednesday 7 March 7.30pm Waipawa

CHB Municipal Theatre

$35 Book: CHB Theatre or

Thursday 8 March 7pm Wanganui

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Adults $30, Seniors/Students (with ID) $25

Groups of 6 or more $22.50

Book: Royal Wanganui Opera House Box Office

Friday 9 March 8pm Upper Hutt

Expressions Whirinaki

$20 Book:

Sunday 11 March 8.30pm Onekaka

The Mussel Inn

$20 Book: Eventfinda for pre-sales

Tuesday 13 March 7.30pm Ashburton

Ashburton Trust Event Centre

Adult $27, Student $20, Door Sales $30 (fees apply)

Book: Venue or

Wednesday 14 March 7.30pm Geraldine

Crown Hotel

$25 Book: LOUK Clothing (No Eftpos)

Thursday 15 March 7.30pm Cromwell

Cromwell College Auditorium

Adults $25, SuperGold $20, Student $5

Book: Cromwell i-Site

Friday 16 March 7pm Queenstown

Heritage Hotel

$25 Book: Eventfinda

Saturday 17 March 8pm Invercargill

Asylum at Invercargill Brewery

$25 pre sales, $35 door sales


Monday 19 March 7pm Lincoln

The Laboratory

$25 Over the bar at the Lab

Tuesday 20 March 8pm Christchurch

Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal

Adults $35, $30 Gloucester Session Subscriber,

$255 a table of 4 inc wine and antipasto platter

$130 for 2 tickets inc wine and antipasto platter

Wednesday 21 March 7.30pm Hokitika

Old Lodge Theatre $20 Book: Hokitika’s Regent Theatre

Thursday 22 March 8pm Barrytown

Barrytown Hall

$20 door sales

Saturday 24 March 8pm Auckland

Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre

$26 Book:

Sunday 25 March 7pm New Plymouth

TSB Showplace

Tickets from $20 (fees apply)

Book: 0800 TICKETEK or at TSB Showplace box office

Tuesday 27 March 7.30pm Putaruru

The Plaza

$25 Book: The Plaza, i-Site Tokoroa, Diamond Jewellers Matamata, Eventfinda

Wednesday 28 March 7.30pm Hamilton

The Meteor Theatre

$25, $20 unwaged


Friday 30 March 7.30pm Whangarei

The Riverbank Centre

$30 book

And Storytime Reyburn House Lane

Saturday 31 March 7.30pm Kaitaia

Te Ahu Atrium

$35 Book: Te ahu Café or

Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.

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