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Comedy Capers Summer Special feat. Simon McKinney


Wed 16 Jan 2013, 9:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Sawmill Cafe, 142 Pakiri Rd, Leigh, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $22.00 ($20.00 + $2.00 fees)
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Listed by: Comedy Capers

If you're planning a summer getaway in January and want to incorporate some high calibre comedy then come and check this one out!


Headliner: Simon McKinney
MC: Nick Rado
Tevita Manukia
Adrian Sutton
David Oakes

Simon McKinney:

Simon is one of NZs most multi-talented professional comedians.

Simons unique skills have seen him become recognized as New Zealands leading and award winning stand up impressionist and a much sought after comedian for both live, touring and corporate performances.His impressions of TV celebrities, the famous and infamous and of course his iconic kiwi characters, the "kiwi lady", "that drunk guy" are now so well recognised they themselves are mimicked by the NZ public.

At the 2011 NZ International Comedy Festival, Simon was nominated for the Festival's supreme award "The Fred" for his solo show "People".

He is also a past Billy T Award Nominee, 2007 winner of the NZ Comedy Guild "Best Male Comedian" and in 2010 received the "Reilly Comedy Award" from the Variety Artists of New Zealand.

Simon has also appeared on numerous television shows including "Pulp Comedy", many "Comedy Gala's, appearances on TV3's "AotearoHA" and TVNZ's "A Night At The Classic", "NZ Variety Show" and "Comedy Christmas Cracker".

In 2011 Simon was invited to open for UK comedy great Tommy Tiernan and USA's Greg Proops. He is constant demand on the corporate circuit where his unique style of quirky comedy charms audiences the country over.

Nick Rado:

Nick has performed Stand-up comedy to critical acclaim in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Netherlands, the United States, China and NZ.

Regular performer on the UK comedy circuit for Avalon, Comedy Cafe, Off the Curb, Mirth Control, Jongleurs and Highlight.

Performed at the Edinburgh, Leicester, Brighton, Bath, New Zealand and Hong Kong Comedy Festivals.

Performed in Los Angeles at the Akbar, The Ice House and the world famous LA Comedy Store.

Nick is signed with Cassius Artist Management London and Karen Kay Management NZ (Same management as Rhys Darby & Jarred Christmas)


Winner 2011 NZ Comedy Guild Best MC

Nominee 2011 NZ Comedy Guild Best Gag

Nominee 2011 Billy T Award (Best Up and Coming NZ Comedian).

Tevita Manukia:

Sent here for schooling at 8 years old, Tevita grew up in a God fearing household that also happened to be a safe house for Tongan overstayers. Its in this environment his unique and very funny sense of humor was developed.

Voted Most Improved Comedian in 2010 by NZ Comedy Guild

Adrian Sutton:

Adrian first took to the stage at the then home of Auckland comedy Kitty O'Briens. Part of the team of comedians that help turn the classic from porn cinema into comedy club, Adrian became a regular on the Auckland comedy circuit.

After a short break of ten years enjoying overseas travel, then starting a family, Adrian is back doing stand up making the final of the 2012 raw comedy quest

David Oakes:

Originally from the North East of Scotland, David is a regular performer at the Classic Comedy Club in Auckland and the Auckland Comedy scene organizing and promoting comedy nights through his events company, “Comedy Capers”. A semi-finalist in the 2012 RAW comedy Quest, David is a clever witted story teller with a slightly warped view on life.

"Very Scottish and Very funny" - Brendhan Lovegrove (2012 NZ best male comedian)

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