Hollywood Legend Billy Crystal To Perform In Auckland

Monday 11 April 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal will appear live for the very first time in New Zealand at the ASB Theatre in Auckland.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, April 18 for what promises to be a hilarious and personal evening as Crystal provides his unique observations on the world around and reflects on his life and career so far. Celebrated Australian interviewer Andrew Denton will share the stage and host An Evening Of Sit Down with Billy Crystal.

An Evening Of Sit Down with Billy Crystal – hosted by Andrew Denton is expected to be a particularly hot ticket for his first performances in New Zealand. The last time Crystal toured was with 700 Sundays across the USA and Australia. It was a triumph - resulting in sold out shows, extra dates and Billy Crystal winning a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.

A brilliant insightful stand-up comic turned television star, Crystal found fame as a movie funnyman with starring roles in blockbusters such as When Harry Met Sally alongside Meg Ryan, City Slickers and Analyze This with Robert de Niro. Also, an award-winning author, Crystal’s latest memoir, Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? was an instant NY Times bestseller.

Billy Crystal is much loved around the world, having been seen by an audience of billions as the nine-time host of the Oscars, an achievement topped only by Bob Hope! Crystal’s popularity, perfectly judged observations, humour and bonhomie made him the perfect anchor for the Academy Awards and brought him two Emmy Awards and a permanent place in people’s hearts.

“I’m absolutely delighted to bring my new show to New Zealand. I have visited this beautiful country before but I am particularly excited to perform there for the very first time” Crystal said.

“I’m also really excited to be working with Andrew Denton. He’s very witty and incisive and we’ll bring the best out of each other. The show will be spontaneous, funny and unpredictable. I tell stories, I perform, we show film clips. And yes, I will stand up. It’s not only a conversation with Andrew, it’s with the audience as well.”

One of Australia’s best-known interviewers, Denton is a TV producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated television presenter and former radio host. As host of the ABC interview program Enough Rope, he has enjoyed funny, emotional and unexpected conversations with the likes of Bono, Bill Clinton, Jerry Seinfeld, Helen Mirren, John Travolta and Michael Parkinson.

An Evening of Sit Down with Billy Crystal hosted by Andrew Denton is being produced and promoted by the Dainty Group.

“It is a thrill to bring the humor, wisdom and wit of two of the world’s great comedians and conversationalists to a New Zealand audience,” Dainty Group founder Paul Dainty said. “I look forward to hearing the stories they tell, the laughter they provoke and the secrets they reveal.”

“I’m also really excited to be working with Andrew Denton. He’s very witty and incisive and we’ll bring the best out of each other. The show will be spontaneous, funny and unpredictable.  I tell stories, I perform, we show film clips. And yes, I will stand up. It’s not only a conversation with Andrew, it’s with the audience as well.”

One of Australia’s best-known interviewers, Denton is a TV producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated television presenter and former radio host. As host of the ABC interview program Enough Rope, he has enjoyed funny, emotional and unexpected conversations with the likes of Bono, Bill Clinton, Jerry Seinfeld, Helen Mirren, John Travolta and Michael Parkinson.

An Evening of Sit Down with Billy Crystal hosted by Andrew Denton is being produced and promoted by the Dainty Group.

“It is a thrill to bring the humor, wisdom and wit of two of the world’s great comedians and conversationalists to a New Zealand audience,” Dainty Group founder Paul Dainty said. “I look forward to hearing the stories they tell, the laughter they provoke and the secrets they reveal.”

ASB Theatre - July 4 and 5

 

Ticketing Information:
Tickets and VIP Packages on sale 10am Monday April 18 from Ticketmaster.