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Covert Improv Night


Wed 7 May 2014, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 8 May 2014, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 9 May 2014, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 10 May 2014, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre Complex, 8 Alfred Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Covert Theatre

Covert Improv Night

Fresh comedy where no jokes are the same!

The Covert Theatre, NZ’s premier improvised comedy theatre company presents four night of rocking good times in the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival.

Founded in 2001, the Covert Theatre is the country’s leading improvised comedy theatre company. For four years, 2001 – 2005, it ran its own venue in K’ Road revolutionizing comedy theatre in this country and is now based at the Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre.

The Covert Theatre is famous for its shows and training programmes that combine NZ’s leading comedy talent alongside rookies to the stage. People have traveled from as far as Finland, Holland, Sweden, USA and Australia to train at the Covert and learn from what critics have described as ‘improv masters’.

Covert Improv Night is rookie improv night where the recent graduates of the community art of improvisation workshop program take to the stage in crash and burn improv comedy. This is where the next generation of improv comedy stars begin their career.

The Maidment Theatre is the hub of improv comedy with four different shows being staged over the two weeks of the Festival and Covert Improv Night is the early improv show. Improv in NZ has never been so strong and the Covert Theatre plays a major role in developing this art form that bridges the gap between comedy and theatre.

“The Covert is all about performing high risk improv comedy,” says founder Wade Jackson. “Improv played safe becomes self-indulgent so the secret of our success has been to take huge risks.” These risks have paid off nicely for Jackson, who is a double world improv champion and founding member of internationally renowned improv act The Improv Bandits.

The comedy is refreshing and provides much need variety to the heavily skewed standup comedy in the festival. Come along and enjoy world-class Kiwi comedy.

Covert Improv Night – a different show every night!

For more information contact:
Name: Wade Jackson
Phone: 021 688 493

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