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Rhys Mathewson is Fun


Tue 10 May 2011, 7:15pm–8:15pm
Wed 11 May 2011, 7:15pm–8:15pm
Thu 12 May 2011, 7:15pm–8:15pm
Fri 13 May 2011, 7:15pm–8:15pm
Sat 14 May 2011, 7:15pm–8:15pm

Where: Club Ivy, 13 Dixon Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $22.00
  • Concession / group 10+: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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After last year’s Billy T Award winning show “Rhyspect,” the young gun of the New Zealand comedy scene returns with a new hour of stand up. No gimmicks, no epic journeys. It’s just an hour of laughs (because regimented fun is the best kind of fun).

Do you like horse riding? Or board games? Well whatever it is you like doing, throw that shit away, because it’s not half as fun as Rhys Mathewson’s new show. At the 2011 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, “Rhys Mathewson is Fun”. That’s the show title, by the way, although it also doubles as a semi-accurate description.

Over the past year Rhys has decided that he doesn’t have the adequate amount of fun a 20 year old should be having. And since the most fun thing in Rhys’ life is standing in front of rooms of strangers trying to get them to like him, he thought he’d do it for an hour every night for a week during the most fun time of the year, the Comedy Festival.

Like, imagine you took an hour of your life, and shaped it into a rudimentary barrel. Now imagine Rhys Mathewson filling that barrel with the metaphysical concept of comedy. Can’t imagine it? You don’t need to be able to, because you’ll be able to see it happen, when “Rhys Mathewson is Fun”.

Since receiving the award that wrote him into NZ Comedy history as the youngest ever recipient of the Billy T Award, Rhys has had a massive year. With appearances on C4’s “The Jono Project” and TV3’s “WannaBEN”,“7 Days”, and “AotearoHA” and then nominated for “Best Male Comedian” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild awards and now featuring on TVNZ’s Youtube channel “Unstuck TV” – there’s no stopping Rhys.

Now back to the show. If you miss “Rhys Mathewson is Fun”, just punch yourself in the mouth, because clearly you don’t like yourself. All your friends will go and be like “You so missed out, it was so fun, I actually kind of hate you now,” and you’ll be like “Woah! Chill out, it was just a comedy show” and they’ll be like “No you listen to me! It was the most fun time of my life. And the fact that you weren’t a part of that experience... I just don’t think we can be friends any more,” and then you’ll die alone. Do you want that to happen? Didn’t think so.

“Rhys Mathewson is Fun”. Get there.

"an hilarious, side-splitting good time for all." -, 2010
“a young guy who knows how to make people laugh”, - Theatreview 2010.

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