In what looks suspiciously like a return to more normal times, an all-star comedy line-up will perform at Leigh Sawmill Café on Pakiri Road on Thursday, April 14.
The six comedians taking the stage over the two-hour show will be Tony Lyall, Liv McKenzie, Steve Lyons, Gavin Hews, Chester Jarrat and Vasu Premkumar.
Lyall is one of New Zealand’s most exciting comedians. He is head writer and a reporter on The Project, appeared on last year’s Comedy Gala, and was nominated for Best MC and Best Joke at last year’s NZ Comedy Guild Awards. His performances are a mix of high energy storytelling and off the cuff repartee with the crowd.
McKenzie is a comedian from Christchurch and the winner of Best Newcomer at the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival. Described as “an unexpected delight” and “one to watch”, she has cemented herself as a regular face on 7 Days, Have You Been Paying Attention and, in her breakthrough performance, the Best Foods Comedy Festival Gala.
Hews is a nationally touring stand-up comedian who produces and performs across the country. A lot of his comedy comes from trying to navigate the difficulties of identifying as both a tall poppy Kiwi and an arrogant American.
Lyons, who was nominated Best MC in 2019 by the Comedy Guild, spent seven years performing in Chicago and around the US. He warms up audiences for The Project and 7 Days, co-founded The Dice Show, and hosts New Zealand’s #1 Arnold Schwarzenegger fan comedy podcast I’ll Be Back Catalogue, as well as performing stand up across NZ.
Jerrat is a regular on the NZ comedy scene and was nominated for Best Newcomer and Breakthrough Comedian by the Comedy Guild. He was a finalist on New Bloods and has just finished a run at the NZ International Comedy Festival.
he show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are $25 online or at the door. Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/sawmill-stand-up-comedy/auckland/leigh, or phone 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)
Mahurangi Matters has a double pass to the comedy show to give away. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with comedy in the subject line. Entries close April 7 at 2pm.