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The Big Show 2012


Mon 7 May 2012, 8:45pm–11:00pm
Tue 8 May 2012, 8:45pm–11:00pm
Wed 9 May 2012, 8:45pm–11:00pm
Thu 10 May 2012, 8:45pm–11:00pm
Sat 12 May 2012, 8:45pm–11:00pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $47.50
  • Group concession: $42.50
  • Table of six: $260.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Listed by: Scott Blanks

The Big Show 2012 – An International Comedy Showcase.

5 international guest comedians in a 2 hour show, fully seated and licensed. That’s ‘The Big Show’ - the ideal comedy festival party!

Since 2005 ‘The Big Show’ has become one of the most popular shows in the annual NZ International Comedy Festival promising a line-up of 5 world class comedians each night in a 2 hour show.

In previous years audiences at The Big Show have been introduced to world class comedians such as Andy Parsons, Stephen K Amos, Mark Watson, Phil Nichol, Jason Cook, Neil Delamere, Carey Marx, Terry Alderton and many more.

The Big Show 2012, opening Sat 28 April for 12 nights, is no exception with a fresh line-up of international comedy stars including;

Milton Jones (England)
One of the heroes of the UK Pro tour, voted ‘Best Headliner’ in the UK by in 2011. “The King of surreal one liners” The Times UK

Stuart Taylor (South Africa)
He is a favourite, award winning comedian back home and the first South African comedian to feature at the N.Z. Festival.

Bill Dawes (USA)
An American comedian who actually knows where the rest of the world is having performed in Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, the Phillipines, Kuwait, Iraq and Auckland in 2010.

Chris Martin (England)
A rising star on the UK Pro circuit makes his NZ debut in 2012.
“Destined for greatness” The Sunday Times UK

With guest hosts
Dan Willis (England) Sat 28 Apr to Sat 5 May
Janey Godley (Scotland) Mon 7 to Sat 12 May

The Big Show will also play one night on the Shore – Fri 11 May at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna.

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