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NZ Comedy Legends Step Up for the Classic

Monday 24 April 2017

NZ Comedy Legends Step Up for the Classic

Due to the unforeseen events, local stars replace injured in the upcoming International Comedy Festival guest act. Irish ‘hip hop’ comedian, Abandoman has been crippled by a fractured knee following an accident at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, curtailing his debut at the NZ International Comedy Festival on April.

But the home of live comedy will not be left stranded in its 20th Anniversary year as local comedy legends that helped launch the venue in 1997 step up to fill the gap in the programme. Kiwi fans need not to worry for they can still expect a night full of fun and hilarious comical acts. Thanks to Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Dai Henwood, Te Radar, Andrew Clay, Brendhan Lovegrove and Justine Smith who have all made themselves available for the crucial opening week of the festival. They will ‘rotate the strike’ with 3 different acts appearing each night to keep the ball rolling.

The appreciative director of The Classic, Scott Blanks said that it was very rare to have these comedians together in one show these days as they are all very busy elsewhere. It would be a real treat to see Te Radar back on their stage too. But then this is what family are for. Stepping in at a time of need.

NZ Comedy Legends Stand-Up:
- Sat 29 April - Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Andrew Clay
- Tues 2 May - Jeremy Corbett, Te Radar, Justine Smith
- Weds 3 May - Jeremy Corbett, Dai Henwood, Justine Smith
- Thu 4 May - Andrew Clay, Brendhan Lovegrove, TBC
- Fri 5 May - Paul Ego, Justine Smith, Te Radar
- Sat 6 May - Brendhan Lovegrove, Te Radar, Andrew Clay