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Ismo Leikola: Observing The Obvious


Mon 9 May 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Tue 10 May 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Wed 11 May 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 12 May 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 13 May 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 14 May 2016, 5:30pm–6:30pm
Sat 14 May 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm

Where: The Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $28.12 ($25.00 + $3.12 fees)
  • Adult: $33.25 ($30.00 + $3.25 fees)
  • Groups 10+: $29.15 ($26.00 + $3.15 fees)
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Listed by: TheClassic

So how does an ‘unknown’ performer from Finland become the ‘Funniest Comedian in the World’?

Ismo Leikola is very big in Finland. About as big as a comedian can get.
He has performed comedy in his home country, Finland, and Northern Europe. He plays major arenas and has his own TV show.

Then, in 2014, he travelled to the USA and took part in the Laugh Factory's global competition and won the title of ’Funniest Comedian in the World’. He won by a landslide thus claiming the title and opening the door to USA audiences.

Fortunately for local audiences, during a holiday in New Zealand last year he met the team at The Classic who were so intrigued and amused by him that they invited him back for the Comedy Festival.
Good news! Despite Ismo's increasing demand around the globe, he has accepted our invitation and returns for a season at the 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival.

Ismo’s style will be very popular with New Zealand audiences as it is based on his unique observations of the world from a country that is very similar to our own.

“Leikola is the Scandinavian Mitch Hedburg; an oddball with a few extra twists.” - The List
“For a man speaking his second language, Ismo Leikola is uncannily incisive” - The Independent
“He is pretty much the master of this comedy technique.” - The Scotsman

Part of the 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co., running from 22 April - 15 May. To get the latest on all the comedy shows on offer, info about the Fest, access to competitions and special deals, head to

The Classic is a licensed bar requiring all minors (under 18) to be accompanied by THEIR parent at all times.
Entry will not be granted to unaccompanied minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.

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