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Thrice Pudding


Thu 8 May 2008–Sat 10 May 2008, 10:00pm–11:15pm

Where: Transmission Room, Cnr Mayoral Dr & Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Student (with valid ID): $17.00
  • Groups of 10+: $17.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Bring your mothers to this one, the “nice guys” of NZ comedy have teamed up. Raw Comedy Quest winner Hiroshi Nakatsuji, Comedy Guild Best Newcomer nominee Clayton Carrick-Leslie and Pulp Comedy original Keith Paterson have collaborated to bring a season of the observational, the ironic and the absurd. Thrice Pudding showcases each performer in twenty minute succession and closes with a collaborative finale.

At first glance, these three guys have little in common. Hiroshi, a Japanese-born translator met lawyer Clayton and high school teacher Keith on the Auckland comedy circuit in 2006. Despite their disparate day-to-day lives, all three share a commonality in style - expletives are used sparingly, audience intelligence is given the benefit of the doubt, and theatrical story-telling is the preferred modus operandi.

Keith Paterson hails from Dunedin comic vintage as an original of a pioneering Otago comic brat pack whose members now promote acclaimed festival shows of their own. Keith made his debut appearance on TV2’s Pulp Comedy in 1999, since surging in and out of retirement due to the constraints of his teaching career – which unwittingly has provided him with a canon of material.

Clayton Carrick-Leslie’s comedic origins lie in theatresports and Canterbury University comedy revues, finally making the leap into stand-up proper in Auckland in 2006. Clayton hosted TV2’s Ready Steady Cook in 2005, more recently focusing his comedic specialty on C4’s Television Gold and TV2’s Eating Media Lunch. He has just returned from a North Island stand-up tour with some of NZ’s senior stalwarts.

Hiroshi Nakatsuji’s comic career has been on the up and up since winning the festival’s Raw Comedy Quest in 2005. Since then he has regularly showcased at Auckland’s Classic Comedy Club as well as opening for comedy duo act “Dash Ambrose” in last year’s festival. Hiroshi produced a sell-out lineup in his January show “Lucky Golden Whale” and has further producing plans in progress.

Thrice Pudding is for the comedy-goer who likes a cerebral giggle. This trio won’t dish laugh cues up on a plate but will help you arrive there yourself. And the name? The boys insist that aside from the obvious numerical connotations, the name is simply as absurd and silly as they are.

Good things come in threes. Especially when they are for the price of one. Make sure Thrice Pudding features on your festival itinerary.

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