Stand up Comedy — DOUBLE BILL. GISH & Benjamin CRELLIN

/ Oct

Stand up Comedy — DOUBLE BILL. GISH & Benjamin CRELLIN

$20/ $25

Some say he’s ‘The Modern Day Billy T only Naughtier’

Cultivating New Zealand Comedy since 2001

Justin Hansen, better known as Gish is one of the most popular comedians on the NZ Pro Comedy Circuit with a wicked combination of original and popular song parodies and a healthy toke of comedy for his fans known as Gish Heads & Gish Chicks.

He has turned his song writing talents to comedy providing a unique alternative amongst his fellow standup’s.

He is currently touring NZ on a regular basis & has in 2012 along with his management company ‘Parrots Comedy Club’ been making inroads through Australia and playing rooms that feature some of Australia’s best known comedians Kevin Bloody Wilson & Rodney Rude and has plans to spend more time off shore in Australia and has the U.K also in his sights for 2013.

His songs ‘The Joint’, ‘Stink Bro’ and nothing better to do have all held tops spots in the NZ comedy charts on mp3.

Benjamin CRELLIN

‘The Dark Knight of Kiwi Stand-up’ – He’s match fit and ready to catch up with local fans of razor sharp stand-up.


‘The Dark Knight of Kiwi Stand-up’ returns to NZ after 5 years on the competitive Pro circuit in the U.K. He’s match fit and ready to catch up with local fans of razor sharp stand-up.

Look out for Benjamin’s return during the NZ International Comedy Festival at The Classic.

Benjamin Crellin is an internationally respected standup comedian and part of a very early generation of true kiwi standups. He began performing in 1995 at just eighteen and for many years was the youngest pro standup in the country, performing alongside other acts that were also just starting out including Mike King, Ewen Gilmour and Brendhan Lovegrove. He was the first act to take the stage at New Zealand’s only dedicated comedy club The Classic in Auckland.

His standup combines kiwi staunchness with fun and mischief to deliver slick one liners and intelligent observations that explore everything from religion and race through to conflict and sexuality. Not afraid of the hard subjects, Crellin is known for his superb writing and his ability to find hilarious angles in areas where many other comics fear to tread.

This style of black risqué humor combined with his powerful stage presence have earned him the title: Comedy’s Dark Knight.

In 2004 he showcased at the Montreal Just for laughs festival, with fellow kiwi comedians flight of the concords. He has had two 50 date solo tours of Canada (04,05) and a 13 date tour of South Africa. His solid work on the U.K circuit has seen him perform and headline in Brittan, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Spain, Bahrain and Dubai. He has written and toured 8 solo shows the most recent of which: GAGSS4THEMASSES, received rave reviews and saw him invited to perform for the second year in a row at The Vancouver International Comedy Festival, again with Flight Of The Concords.