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Tue 22 Apr 2008–Sat 26 Apr 2008, 7:00pm

Where: San Fran, 171 Cuba St, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $18.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Groups (6+): $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Richard Carrington

Finally, the show we’ve been waiting for.

After a long wait we finally have a solo show from one of the countries top comedy talents here in New Zealand. Having been performing comedy for ten years Simon McKinney is vastly more experienced than his youthful looks would betray. With over 300 gigs in the UK, a show in the Mecca of comedy The Edinburgh Fringe and multiple appearances on TV’s Pulp Comedy it’s about time New Zealand got to see a full hour from this vastly talented performer and comedian.

Simon’s ability has seen him nominated for the 2008 Billy T Award. This is after he was voted by his peers as the 2007 Best Male Comedian at the New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards. This is truly a unique position and has certainly put the spotlight on Simon for 2008. Undoubtedly people are expecting big things from him as he moves to the next level. Being asked to perform in the 2007 Crunchie Comedy Gala and the 2008 Comedy Convoy are sure indications of the belief in his skill at making people laugh.

Simon’s life has been varied, from the voice of an animated fish to a working in a news agents in Edinburgh train station he hasn’t quite seen it all, but a lot of what he’s seen is often hilarious. A natural comedian coupled with an unnatural curiosity for the human race and all its quirks. The Jamaican, the German, the Scotsman and of course the Kiwi check out operator all give us a taste. His performance at the 2007 Crunchie Comedy Gala garnered praise from audience and critics alike. “I’m still giggling about Simon McKiney” said the NZ Herald

His impersonation of The Check Out Girl at the Warehouse hit a note that sent people into fits. It is his ability to mimic voices, accents and personalities along with his astute observations that have found him become a favourite of audiences. From Glasgow to Dunedin, Simon strikes a chord wherever he performs. This is no overnight sensation. Simon has been honing his style and craft both here and overseas and after performing alongside Steve Wrigley in Wellington as part of last years NZ International Comedy Festival is more than ready to deliver an hour of sublime stand up comedy.

Show Duration: 1 hour.

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