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Hard Cases - Comedy Open Mic Night


Thu 19 Apr 2018, 7:00pm–8:30pm

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

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Four Tickets and Free Fries: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Hard Cases is usually where comedians come to test out new material or performers try stand up comedy for the first time. However, with the NZ International Comedy Festival approaching, this show is a Pre-Fest Test Special where the Festival comics can test their material on you and in return you get to see a snippet of them to help you decide if you'd like to go along to their whole hour!

We've had some superstars of comedy drop by on the night to test new sets and it's always an awesome surprise. You just never know what's going to happen at Hard Cases.

7:00 pm is showtime. So make sure you're settled in your seat with a drink in hand for some big laughs. The bar has fries available for purchase also.

Door sales will be available on the night.

Please be aware, this is a Licensed Venue and the material is sometimes explicit in nature. R18.

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.

Please note - this show is a pre_booked show so the usual signup rules do not apply. The instructions that follow are for every other hard cases show for those interested in performing in the future.

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 the 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 usually booked ahead of time but sometimes available for a pro who stops by. 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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