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Comedy Club 13


Sat 8 Jun 2013, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Royal Wanganui Opera House, 69 Saint Hill St, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $30.00
  • Senior 65 and over: $25.00
  • Students with ID: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Related Artists:

Women’s Refuge Whanganui brings to you Comedy Club 13 sponsored by QWestYour comedians for the evening are:

Vaughan King:
Vaughan has been on the comedy scene for 14 years and has toured the length of New Zealand a number of times with a lot of success.

A Billy T nominee 2 years running and multi winner of NZ Comedy Guild awards Vaughan is hitting some comedy heights. The friendly and disturbing style of comedy that Vaughan brings to the stage is a hit with people of all ages well over 18.Vaughan has been called one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. You’re about to find out why!

Urzila Carlson:
When Urzila Carlson was given a fake contract giving her four minutes of stand-up comedy at a local club four years ago, little did she know that the joke present would be the moment that would change her life. ‘It was supposed to be a mickey-take,’ she says. ‘We had so much fun at the agency I used to work at that my leaving gift was a coffee machine and the contract,’ says Urzila (37), who once worked as a designer for an advertising agency and now takes pride of place alongside Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego on TV3 with roles on both 7 Days and The Radio. ‘I thought, ‘You cheap b******s!’ They made me sign it in front of them and booked a table for 70 people on the night so I couldn’t back out of it.’

Four minutes of stand-up resulted in another gig, then another. Now, Urzila’s self-deprecating humour has made her one of the most popular comedians in New Zealand.Urzila’s effervescent personality helps her keep up with the boys as one of the regular comedians on 7 Days. While her unexpected stumble into fame is the stuff of movies, the likeable comedienne insists she’s ended up where she is not because she’s special, but because she’s an opportunist. ‘If something comes up, you owe it to yourself to give it a go,’ she believes. ‘If you don’t do it, you’ll always wonder.’Like, for example, moving to New Zealand from her native South Africa six years ago - despite never having visited and not knowing anyone here. ‘I worked at the newspaper in Benoni - the same place Charlize Theron comes from - and every day I’d see all these horri¬fic police photos. The crime rate was terrible and my partner had a six-year-old son - who wants a kid to grow up around that? One day we got smashed and grabbed in our car, and I just thought, ‘I’m over it.’ The next day I saw an ad in the paper saying, ‘Want to emigrate? Try New Zealand.’ It seemed like a sign, so we did.’

Terry Frisby:
After a decade away, Terry Frisby has returned to New Zealand with 10 years experience on the world renowned UK comedy circuit. Now armed with multiple passports, a bizarre hybrid accent and 21 television appearances under his belt including Stand Up Britain, Take the Mike, and The Unofficial World Records of Sex. The self styled Thinking Mans Pervert is back and better than ever.

'Witty wry and very funny.' - The Press
'Possesses that indefinable comedic magic.' -
'His laddish set certainly provides laughs.' - Chortle

Ben Hurley:
Having won the Billy T Award in 2004, Ben Hurley moved to the UK where he learnt his craft on the notoriously difficult UK pro circuit, including a tour opening for superstar Irish comedian Ed Byrne. Since returning home, Ben has established himself as part of the upper echelon of New Zealand comedy winning the prestigious Fred Award for comedic excellence and becoming a regular fixture on TV3’s 7Days as both panellist and head writer. Audiences will also recognise him from his many appearances on Comedy Galas and the AotearoHA series.

He has performed word wide from Singapore to Bahrain and Ireland to Switzerland and still regularly tours the country playing both theatres and local pubs. Ben has featured at the World Buskers Festival in Christchurch, the Queenstown Winter Festival, the Dunedin and Wellington Fringes and at five NZ International Comedy Festivals.