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Sat 17 Sep 2011, 8:00pm–11:30pm

Where: The Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
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Listed by: Michael Fowler

It's time for our monthly giggle fest at the Cavern! Due to that pesky world cup thingy, rather than having it at the end of the month like we usually do.. the next one will be on the 17th of September...and we have a fantastic line-up to get you laugh muscles working overtime!!!

In fact this is a special one as it's a Wellington showcase!

Headlining this time round is:

One of Wellington's favourite sons..

Ben Hurley

Head writer and leading panelist on TV3's '7 DAYS' TV show

Star of hit new TV3 Show 7 Days Ben Hurley is one of the success stories of New Zealand standup comedy. Winner of the two biggest comedy awards in New Zealand (The 2004 Oddfellows Billy T award and the 2008 Fred Dagg award), Hurley is a headline act in his native NZ but also on the highly competitive UK circuit. In 2008 he supported Irish superstar Ed Byrne on a 70 date sell out tour of the UK and Irelend.

"A Kiwi Comedic Legend" The New Zealand Herald (NZ) 2006

With a massive but hugely likeable stage presence, Hurley can win over even the toughest room. A sharp improvisational mind and well honed original material make Hurley a popular act with audiences and critics alike.

"He can be easily consumed as pure entertainment" Metro (UK) 2005

One of the few Kiwi acts to be invited to perform on the prestigious Comedy Store TV show shown on the Paramount Comedy channel. Also, one of the stars of the UK Festival Circuit playing to thousands in the Comedy tents at Reading and Leeds Festival, Bestival and Latitude. In 2008, Hurley starred along side British comic, Andy Parsons, in a new BBC Radio 4 Sit Com "The Lost Blog of Scrooby Trevithick".

One of New Zealand's best travelled comedians. Ben has wowed audiences in 10 countries including Switzerland, Dubai, Spain, Australia, Singapore and Bahrain.

TJ McDonald

TJ McDonald is a regular performer and MC at the Wellington Comedy Club who has recently made the move on to the Auckland scene.

In 2010, TJ won the Spirit of the Festival award during the NZ International Comedy Festival and was nominated for the prestigious Billy T Award.

"TJ is funny, astute and intelligent... I highly recommend you go"

Nick Rado

Nominee: 2011 BILLY T Award

Nick Rado originally from Titahi Bay, New Zealand has performed standup comedy to critical acclaim in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Netherlands, Hong Kong, the United States and now New Zealand. Nick has recently returned home after living in the UK where he held the position, Executive Producer of Londons Heart Breakfast show, He has been nominated and has won numerous UK Sony Radio awards. Nick has performed at some of the worlds most famous clubs which include Jongleurs, UK, The Comedy Caf�, Amsterdam and the world famous Los Angeles Comedy Store.

James Nokise

As Seen on:
Pulp Comedy
TV2 New Zealand International Comedy Gala
Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala
Christmas Comedy Gala

New Zealand's favourite Samoan/Welsh stand-up comic, James Nokise is the first Pacific Islander to work fulltime on the United Kingdom stand-up comedy circuit.

With over two years on the UK pro circuit under his belt, Nokise has most recently written and starred in The United Colours of Comedy Sketch Show, which featured in a showcase at London's esteemed Hackney Empire in early 2008. He followed that up with his acclaimed play, The Ministers Son in 2009.

Twice nominated for New Zealand's top comedy award, James Nokise is also a veteran of two Edinburgh Fringe festivals including hosting and headlining duties during the inaugural "Best of Kiwi Showcase" in 2004. Since then he has risen to be one of the top young comedians in New Zealand, performing hugely successful one hour solo shows in four New Zealand International Comedy festivals.

"Use this as an excuse to go and catch a comedian who could be the "next big thing". - The Lumiere

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