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Hard Cases: Comedy Open Mic Night


Thu 17 Aug 2017, 6:45pm–8:45pm

Where: The Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Hard Cases is a fortnightly comedy open mic night where local comics (and guests, when they're in town) come to test out new material or new comics give it a go for the first time.

Hard Cases is built on the idea of giving anyone and everyone a chance to jump up and give it a go. You'll see varying degrees of performances and a hugely supportive atmosphere as the comics help each other to build our best jokes and the audience give their support to a learning and fast growing Wellington Comedy scene.

We have a different host up every night guiding you through the fun and we've had some superstars of comedy drop by to test new sets. You just never know what's going to happen at Hard Cases.

Tonight's host is Alexander Sparrow.
Alexander is an award-winning writer-performer and director from New Zealand.

His shows include ENIGMA, de Sade, A Collection of Noises, DJ Trump, and The President. Alexander is also a regular performer on Prime TV’s Back Benches.

DJ Trump was nominated for Best Actor and Best Design at the 2017 Nelson Fringe Festival. The President was nominated for Best Show and Best Concept at the 2016 Wellington Comedy Awards, and won Breakout Performer.

7:00 pm is showtime! So make sure you're settled in your seat with a drink in hand for some big laughs!

$5 tickets. Pre-sales on Eventfinda with Door sales available on the night.

The bar has fries available for purchase also.

Please note this is a licenced venue so attendees must be R18 and supply valid ID in order to gain entry. Alternatively, they must be accompanied by their legal guardian.

Table reservations can be requested and we'll answer any questions you have. Just send us a message via our Facebook page or by email to: capitalcomedywellington@gmail

Performer's Information:

Whether you've been performing for ages, or for the first time, if you're keen to participate, it's a 6:45 pm sign up with a max of 7 performers so get in quick!

Comics who have never been to Hard Cases have first choice, followed by comics who are testing for shows, then comics who didn't do the last Hard Cases, followed by everyone else. Please stick to these rules on sign up to ensure it's fair for all and the audience gets the best show possible each night.

Come along and watch one and meet the team first if you're nervous. We'll help you to get up on stage and have a good time.

*Set lengths* are 5 minutes - you will get a light at 4 mins from our host to let you know you should be wrapping up shortly. If you go over time you will be cut off, so stick to your allocated time.

We have one 10 minute headline spot and a show host which is always booked ahead of time. If you're interested in either the Headline spot or the Host spot, please email your application with your bio through to:

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