Presented by: NZ Comedy Trust

The Cadbury® Crunchie®Comedy Convoy

21 May 2010


The Cadbury® Crunchie® Comedy Convoy rolls into town on Friday May 21, bringing 5 of the best local & international comedians to Christchurch for one cracker comedy showcase.

TV3 regular Steve Wrigley leads the charge, with performances by Chris Brain (NZ), Hannah Gadsby (AUS), Eddie Ifft (USA) and Josh Thomas (AUS).

Winner of the 2008 Billy T Award, nominated for the prestigious Fred Award for comedic excellence and a regular guest on TV3’s ‘7Days’ & ‘@Seven’. Steve Wrigley is always a crowd favourite; his stories of mischief strike a chord with audiences, leaving you wondering why this guy isn’t your best mate.

After 5 years on the UK comedy circuit Chris Brain has come home to NZ, bringing with him his own unique mix of cynicism and dark joy. In 2009, Chris won the coveted Billy T Award for his deeply personal show 'Chris Brain is in A Better Place'. Now a regular contributor & guest on TV3's ‘7Days’, Chris really is in a better place.

Hannah Gadsby was first seen on NZ screens in 2008, in the TV2 Comedy Christmas Gala. Her droll delivery, punctuated by delightful wordplay and heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations about her own life and family has delighted audiences all over the world. “…deliciously awkward…” The Age, AUS

Returning to NZ shores just to perform in the Convoy, American Eddie Ifft is one of the most travelled comedians in show business - headlining gigs in over 15 countries in 2009 alone. Renowned for high-energy mischief and decidedly American audacity; Eddie has shared the stage with Dave Chapelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Robin Williams - but is still thrilled to be performing as part of the Convoy.

At the age of just 17, Josh Thomas was the youngest ever winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy Competition in 2005. Now with 4 years of professional gigs under his belt, Josh is touted as “the Future of Australian Comedy” (Time Off Magazine, Aus). Come and see what all the fuss is about.

The Cadbury® Crunchie® Comedy Convoy is a hugely popular tour, so get in quick to secure your seat before the show sells out!

Check out www.comedyfestival.co.nz