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Ben Hurley: The Club Tour.

/ Aug

Ben Hurley: The Club Tour.


Ben Hurley: The Club Tour

Stand up comedy was born in dark, smoky little rock clubs and late night venues.  The smoke may be gone but the art form’s true home is still in these temples of subversive truth and hilarity.  One of New Zealand’s best loved comics, Ben Hurley is determined to take this, the real comedy club experience, around New Zealand.

In the 12 stops on Ben Hurley’s ‘The Club tour’ it will feature “No theatres and no art centres”. New Zealand has some legendary live entertainment venues that Hurley calls “the houses of the holy”. From more traditional comedy venues like The Classic Comedy Bar in Auckland or San Fran in Wellington, there will also be some epic shows at some venues more associated with live music like The Waihi Beach Hotel, The Mangowhai Tavern or Boo Radley’s in Christchurch, these shows promise to bring a certain level of rock n roll mayhem that you just can’t get in a theatre.

Ben Hurley is best known for his work on long running smash hit comedy show 7 Days. As well as appearing on over 150 episodes of the weekly topical show, Ben has appeared in 11 Comedy Festival Galas, hosted stand-up show After Hours and, most recently, as a regular guest on The Project. However, the live stage is where Ben really lives. His reputation as a live comic has taken him, not only all the around the country but across the globe performing at the famous Just for Laughs festival, The Edinburgh Festival and at Glastonbury.

Supporting Ben on all shows will be Sera Devcich. The acclaimed theatre actress started doing comedy 3 years ago and is one of the brightest up and coming stars on the comedy circuit. Ben says that Sera has “Really great, dark jokes, a truly unique kiwi comedy style and stage presence that you just can’t teach”.

All shows will also feature an MC and other surprise guests in a big, 2 hour show


4th Napier The Cabana

9th Christchurch Boo Radley’s

10th Nelson The Playhouse Café

11th Levin The Oxford

16th Wellington San Fran

17th Hamilton The Cook

18th Rotorua Blue Baths

23rd Whangarei Butter Factory

25th Leigh Sawmill

30th Auckland Classic Comedy Bar


1st Waihi Beach Hotel

8th Mangawhai Tavern