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About 5 Star Comedy Tour
The 5 Star Comedy Tour - An International Showcase
More choice, more comedy for North Island cities with 5 International guest comedians packed in to one huge 2 hour show in the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival
Over the last 10 years the '5 Star Comedy Preview' has become one of the most eagerly awaited highlights kicking off the annual NZ International Comedy Festival in Auckland.
In 2013 producer, comedy.co.nz productions, is taking the 5 Star Comedy On Tour for the first time to Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington and back to the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna.
The show features 5 world class comedians in one big 2 hour show providing comedy fans across the North Island with an even bigger International Comedy Festival experience.
For the guest comedians it is an opportunity to also experience more of New Zealand often providing some fresh perspectives and material for their own live shows.
Who's Who in the 2013 5 Star Comedy Tour;
Tom Gleeson (Australia) - One of Melbourne's finest and a popular trans-Tasman guest on TV3's top rating '7 DAYS' show.
Markus Birdman (England) - A veteran of 5 Edinburgh Fringe fests - "the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly" - The BBC
James Acaster (England) - 2012 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee - "one of the sharpest comic minds to have emerged in recent years." The Guardian UK
Andrew Bird (England) - "Absolutely charming. A great storyteller. Funny, likeable and effortless" Time Out UK
Stuart Goldsmith (England) - Definitely one to watch following 3 critically acclaimed solo shows over the last 3 Edinburgh Fringe Fests.