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The 5 Star Comedy Tour - An International Showcase


Fri 3 May 2013, 8:00pm–10:15pm

Where: The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $48.50
  • Group concession: $44.50
  • Additional fees may apply


More choice, more comedy for North Island cities with 5 international guest comedians packed in to one huge 2-hour show in the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival. Over the last 10 years the ‘5 Star Comedy Preview’ has become one of the most eagerly awaited highlights kicking off the annual NZ International Comedy Festival in Auckland.

In 2013, producer Productions is taking the 5 Star Comedy on tour for the first time to Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington and back to the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna. The show features 5 world class comedians in one big 2-hour show providing comedy fans across the North Island with an even bigger International Comedy Festival experience.

For the guest comedians it is an opportunity to also experience more of New Zealand often providing some fresh perspectives and material for their own live shows.

Who’s who in the 2013 5 Star Comedy Tour:
Tom Gleeson (Australia): One of Melbourne’s finest, and a popular trans-Tasman guest on TV3’s top rating ‘7 Days’ show.

Markus Birdman (England): A veteran of 5 Edinburgh Fringe fests - “the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly” - The BBC.

James Acaster (England): 2012 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee - “one of the sharpest comic minds to have emerged in recent years.” - The Guardian UK.

Andrew Bird (England): “Absolutely charming. A great storyteller. Funny, likable and effortless” - Time Out UK.

Stuart Goldsmith (England) - Definitely one to watch following 3 critically acclaimed solo shows over the last 3 Edinburgh Fringe Fests.

The 5 Star Comedy Tour:
Tue 30 Apr: Tauranga - Baycourt Theatre - Book at Ticket Direct;
Wed 1 May: Hamilton - Founders Theatre - Book at Ticketek;
Thu 2 May: New Plymouth - TSB Showplace - Book at Ticketmaster;
Fri 3 May: Wellington - The Opera House - Book at Ticketek;
Sat 4 May: Takapuna - Bruce Mason Centre - Book at Ticketmaster.

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