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War of the Words in Hamilton

Based on the hit format created by Jeff Ross and Brian Moses and broadcast on Comedy Central, the competitive insult comedy show ‘Roast Battle’ will be taking to the live stage this December in Hamilton. Roast Battle started in New Zealand in 2016 and has since expanded to sell out shows in both Christchurch and Dunedin in 2018 and will expand further in 2019.

The format is simple: eight brave stand-up comedians – a mix of local and national acts – compete in a match of wit and insults by trading insult jokes at each other, commonly known as ‘roasts’. With no subject off limits, anything can happen. Each battle is simple: two comedians go head to head on stage taking turns throwing their best roasts at each other, and a panel of incredibly ruthless judges decide who was the winner. Roast Battle has only three rules: original material only, no physical contact, and every battle ends with a hug.

To cap off an amazing year Roast Battle is coming to the legendary Nivara Lounge on December 7th as part of the 2018 Hamilton Fringe Festival. New Zealand show creator and roastmaster Angel Jordan says “I couldn’t be more excited to bring a huge range of acts from across the country showcasing a new and edgy style of comedy that’s bound to shock and delight audiences to one of the finest venues in the country.”

About the Performers

ANGEL JORDAN – Host of ‘Roast Battle’, Spade Face, How I Became A Famous Comedian, Pun Battle Champion
JOE DAYMONDSHXT Talk, This is Auckland, RAW Finalist, 4x 2018 NZ Comedy Guild Award Nominations
JOSIAH DAY Highly Commended RAW Finalist, ‘Breakthrough Comedian of the Year’ Comedy Guild Nominee
RENEE CHURCH – Baboon Yodel, Christchurch Roast Battle Finalist & Judge
Alongside national act Ed Amon and Hamiltonians Matthew Fleet, Dan Sage, Joseph Scott & Dan Roling
with Guest Judges Keegan Govind and Janna Karangahape and more special guests to be announced!

VENUE: Nivara Lounge
266 Victoria St (Downstairs), Hamilton 3204
Limited seating available, additional standing room.
TIME: Friday 7th December 2018
Doors 8:15PM, show starts promptly at 8:30PM - 9:30PM
PRICE: $10 on EventFinda or limited door sales. R18.

Tickets and more information available at:

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