Ed Byrne – Different Class
21 May 2009
Ireland’s master of stand-up comedy returns to New Zealand in 2009 with his critically acclaimed new show that is arguably his best ever.
“* * * * * (5stars) This is a seamlessly and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler …A masterful display of the comics art” Sunday Times
Following his debut in New Zealand at the 1997 International Comedy Festival, Ed Byrne has established a huge legion of fans across the country. He was last seen here on a sell-out tour in 2007 when he also got engaged to his girlfriend Claire in Kaikoura.
In 2008 Ed married Claire and launched his most successful tour ever in the U.K. with his new show ‘Different Class’. His personally chosen support act on that tour was top Wellington Pro comedian, Ben Hurley, the winner of the 2004 Billy T Award for Comedy. Hurley himself agrees that this is Ed’s best show ever.
“Ed Byrne is a class apart. Not pretentious, not offensive, not surreal, just a spinner of wallopingly funny yarns about life and the obstacles encountered while attempting to live it.” Evening Standard UK Sept 2008
Ed continues his love affair with New Zealand headlining at the 2009 International Comedy Festival performing his new show ‘Different Class’ for the first time outside the U.K.
“This superb Irish comic returns with a new show about marriage, class, the youth of today and anything else that strikes him as humorous. He's in a great streak of form at the moment.” TimeOUT UK
“It’s rare for comedy to merit the word ‘masterful’ but in this case it is no overstatement” The SCOTSMAN – Edinburgh
For lots more information about ED go to www.edbyrne.com or watch Ed on You Tube.