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Tue 26 Feb 2008–Sun 2 Mar 2008, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: San Fran, 171 Cuba St, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Student: $13.00
  • Fringe Addict Card: $12.00
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Listed by: Dave Wiggins

After receiving an honourable mention for best comedy at last year’s Fringe festival Dave Wiggins returns with his new stand up comedy show Yankeeish.

Wiggins is busy in 2008 already having done gigs at the World Busker’s Festival in Christchurch and Hamilton Summer Gardens Festival but has found time for Wellington.

“I love playing in Wellington,” Wiggins says. “Last year at the end of one of my Fringe shows I asked the audience if I should come back next year. There was an enthusiastic cheer, so I’m back.”

In YANKEEISH, which premiered at the NZ International Comedy Festival in 2007, Wiggins tackles the paradox of his American heritage and his recent adaptation to the Kiwi way of life.

The show focuses on his experiences over the last six years of living in New Zealand. Wiggins explores his relatively unknown home state of Maine, a place which with a lake called Mooselookmeguntic and little ethnic diversity.

As well, he sheds some light on the changes he has made since living in New Zealand, like watching less TV because, well, there's nothing worth watching.

The show will be held at the San Francisco Bath House, Wellington's premier comedy venue. As well as hosting an increasingly popular weekly comedy show the Bath House won Spirit of the Festival at last year’s Comedy Festival.

Wiggins, who is a regular on the NZ Comedy circuit, does stand out in one way. He works all clean which makes his show good for any audience including families.

“My comedy is about everyone having a good time. I don’t like to alienate anyone, instead it’s great to see all types of people come together and have a laugh,” Wiggins explains. “To me it’s about entertaining, not offending.”

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