The International Comedy All-Stars are coming to town.
A fresh initiative from New Zealand’s leading producer of live comedy, comedy.co.nz productions ltd, will see four of the stars from the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival hitting the road around the North Island at the beginning of May.
The line-up features one of the kings of the UK pro-comedy circuit, Hal Cruttenden who has, both headlined and hosted on 3 series of Live at The Apollo as well as 2 prestigious appearances on The Royal Variety Performance. Hal has just completed a sold out UK tour of his latest solo show, ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’ and will be making his NZ debut at the 2017 Festival.
He will be joined by the extraordinary Ismo Leikola from Finland, voted ‘the funniest stand-up comedian in the world’ in 2014 following a global competition hosted by Laugh Factory chain of comedy clubs in the USA. Ismo featured at last year’s Comedy Festival in Auckland selling out a season at The Classic Comedy Club. He returns in 2017 due to public demand.
The International Comedy All Stars line-up is completed by Brit’s Chris Martin and Jimmy McGhie who are both major headline acts back home and have made a big impression in recent years during the NZ Festival.