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Brit comics to play NZ festival

A plethora of British-based comics are heading to New Zealand this spring for the annual Laugh festival.

Ed Byrne will be headlining the festival, which will also mark the New Zealand debut of Daniel Kitson.

Others at the event, which runs in Auckland from April 26 to May 17, include Andy Parsons, Phil Nichol, Glenn Wool and Arj Barker.

Local acts playing include Brendhan Lovegrove and Flight Of The Conchords, the act which proved a surprise hit among comics at last year's Edinburgh Festival.

Published: 27 Feb 2003

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This is the show that celebrated the launch of Nick Helm's album in 2016, and has previously been unseen by anyone who was not in the O2 Forum Kentish Town that night.

With typical hyperbole, the show is described thusly: 'Under-rehearsed, under-prepared and under pressure, Nick and his band somehow managed to pull together the greatest show in the last 27 years of living memory. That show went down as a thing of legend, often spoken about by weary travellers around campfires, but thought to have been lost to the sands of time forever.'

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... including Al Murray headlining a Just For Tonic gig and the launch of Free Festival's virtual comedy programming.

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