May 02, 2007


I managed to see a 20 minute set from Ardal O’Hanlon, as well as 7 other brilliant NZ/Aus/UK acts over 2 hours for less than the price of a pint (NZ$5 = <£2). Also, top it off with the fact that it was a pretty small venue and we were one table away from the stage to make it a brilliant investment overall. And by the fact that when I caught a glimpse of the night’s proceedings and told Sam, Ellie, Jenn and Matt who was on, they only responded when I said ‘Dougal’. And then the first line he mentions when he comes on is ‘If anyone calls me Dougal, I’ll kill them’...

Colour me well chuffed and very amused.

Almost as amused as the Teesiders who managed to get Bill Bailey for free, but I ain’t complainin’ after tonight.

I was planning to see maybe Dylan Moran in Auckland (there’s a comedy festival just starting of which this was the warm up for) but apparently it’s $55 a pop. Hmm.

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