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When:

Wed 13 May 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Concession: $39.50
  • Adults: $45.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

A self-confessed "miserable old git" since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sports car, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry: "I am in my forties. Hear me roar!"

Brilliant Irish stand-up comedian, Ed Byrne, is back at the NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider for the first time since 2009; with his hugely successful show Roaring Forties.

However happily Ed slides into middle age, he isn’t ready for the slippers and woolly jumper quite yet. Still as angry as he ever was, you wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of his withering rants. Family life (now a father of two), and everyday frustrations (seriously, something every day) all come in for a pasting with typically hilarious results as Ed casts his curmudgeonly comic eye over his life.

This promises to be a rip-roaring night you won't want to miss.

As an observational stand-up, Ed Byrne is unrivalled. Wherever he performs, be it the Edinburgh Fringe, on the International Circuit, or a UK tour it’s always to capacity audiences. He’s consistently at the top of his game and produces time and time again not only fabulously funny shows but shows are critically acclaimed!

Ed’s television credits are far-reaching, notable appearances include The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and Comic Relief Bake Off 2015 supporting Appeals VT, filmed in Uganda.

A future combining a TV career and his passion for the outdoors is in sight, as he’s now broken into factual presenting. He continues to be a serious outdoors enthusiast. He recently climbed Mt Blanc (Europe’s highest mountain) for the second time! The past two years have seen appearances on the BBC’s Dangerous Roads, Volcano Live and co-present Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure with Dara Ó Briain. Ed writes a regular column for The Great Outdoor Magazine and tries to fit in as much mountain climbing as he can whilst on tour.

Ed can currently be heard as the host of a brand new comedy panel show called Britain Vs the Rest of the World.

Ed kicks off the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival by hosting the Old Mout Cider Comedy Gala live at The Civic (24 April), which is being filmed for TV3 in Auckland; and Old Mout Cider First Laughs at the Opera House in Wellington (27 April).

Ed is also touring round the country, hitting Whangarei, Dunedin, Christchurch, Blenheim, Nelson, Tauranga, Napier, Hamilton and New Plymouth.

“A masterful display of the comics art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler” - Sunday Times, UK

“Hilarious anecdotes! I assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should definitely see” -Edinburgh Festival Magazine

“Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways” - The Times, UK

“Byrne is at the top of his game” - Sunday Telegraph, UK

“It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement” - The Scotsman

“A show full of top –class observational humour….A great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want” - Edinburgh Evening News

As part of the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider, for some great laughs, grab your favourite people and join us from 24 April - 17 May.

Restaurants to book near Ed Byrne - Roaring Forties