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Tripod

When:

Thu 19 Jun 2008, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: San Fran, 171 Cuba St, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Comedy Club Myspace Friends (bring along a print out of your account for verification): $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Australian music comedy sensations . . . Scod, Yon and Gatesy are Tripod – one of the most popular and prolific comedy acts working in Australia today. There are number of facts that are both interesting and informative to know about them:

Fact 1: There are three of them. Scod is the geeky one with the guitar and the glasses. Gatesy Sings quite well and wants to play guitar. Yon He’s shorter. He’s weirder. He wants to play guitar but will settle for the trumpet.
Fact 2: They are funny but their songs are also quite nice to listen to.
Fact 3: They have toured together a great deal and have never seen each other nude.

In 2006 Tripod were busy. They released their very first DVD Pod August Night, a brand new Live CD Songs from Self Saucing, a mini album Perfectly Good Songs, toured the nation relentlessly and debuted their live act at the NZ Comedy Festival.

Continuing on with the ‘busy’ theme 2007 was another big one. Their brand new live show How to Train An Attack Dog From Scratch (a made up history of the funny song), premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in March and went onto the Melbourne Comedy Festival in April.

The show was also nominated for four Green Room Awards, Melbourne’s Premier Arts Awards. Tripod had a successful return to the New Zealand Comedy Festival in May and returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August for the first time in nearly ten years, performing in the delectable Spiegel Garden to sell out houses and rave reviews.

Tripod then toured to Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne with their annual Christmas effort, Smaller than Jesus.

Oh, and there were also nominated for the Aria for Best Comedy Album Award for their album, Songs from Self Saucing. Not bad for a year’s work!

“One of the funniest things happening in Edinburgh right now. Or possibly the world . . . there’s hardly time to catch your breath in between bouts of uncontrollable laughter . . . these guys are unbelievable musicians too. Sometimes five stars just aren’t enough” - The Scotsman, Edinburgh

“These guys are good. These guys are great. These guys are jaw-hang-wide-open, drool-slowly-drip-out brilliant” - Herald Sun, Melbourne

“Obscenely talented. A festival highlight.” - The Age, Melbourne

“Tripod could be a comedy trio or just a very strange, very talented rock band” - Adelaide Advertiser

“Terrifically funny. Out of this world” - Sun Herald, Sydney

“A beautifully performed roller coaster ride of captivating nonsense, fabulous comedy and music . . . definitely go and see them!” - The Scotsman

“If you see nothing else all festival, Tripod is the one to see. They may be Australian, but they’re brilliant.” - NZ Herald

“They write proper songs, they put proper jokes into them, and they perform them with classy style.” - chortle.co.uk

“A Must See” - NZ Herald

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