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NZ Comedy Trust presents 

Le Comique

Le Comique


Fancy a taste of something a little different? Le Comique is a night out like no other.

Marcel Lucont (FR)
A smash hit at last year’s Festival, the internationally renowned raconteur chauvinist Marcel Lucont returns, bringing his unique brand of dry humour with him.

“Flawless… A Comedy Festival pearl”
NZ Herald

Idiots of Ants (UK)

Comedy foursome Idiots of Ants add some British flavour to Le Comique with their unique blend of fast-paced sketch humour.

“I’ve always loved Ants, in fact, I thought about marrying one once, but she refused. Anyway, these Idiots are the perfect ant substitutes, go see them.” John Cleese, Monty Python

Justine Smith (NZ)

The delightfully dangerous Justine Smith takes to the stage to deliver belly-laughs with her razor sharp-wit.

“She riffs on and around the audience like a pinball machine having an orgasm” -

Wilson Dixon (USA)
All the way from Cripple Creek Colorado, country music legend Wilson Dixon’s hilarious melodic philosophies on life guarantee big laughs.

“Deadpan delivery of some of the funniest songs you’ll ever hear…” Time Out, UK

Barry Morgan (AUS)
Celebrity organ salesman Barry Morgan woos and delights audiences with the golden syrup sounds of his vintage 1980s Hammond Aurora Classic.

“This is entertainment with a capital E
.” Fringe Reviews, AUS

Jarred Fell (NZ)

Internationally acclaimed Man of Magic and Mystery Jarred Fell takes to the stage to deliver mindbending magic to amuse and mystify!

‘Beats the pants of anything David Copperfield can do’
NZ Herald

Ed Caruthers (NZ)

Winner of the Most Offensive Gag Award at the 2011 Comedy NZ Guild awards, no topic is safe from this low energy, vicious master of the dark one-liner. As seen on AotearoHA Next Big Things!

Sam Wills & Morgan Williams as Spitroast (NZ)
Sam Wills takes the Tape off his Face and teams up with old friend Morgan for one-night only for this Festival cult classic. Expect hilarious results.

Warning: This is not your standard stand-up showcase. This show will not include any references to the difference between girls & boys, nor stories about that funny thing happened on the way to the theatre. 

Showing In:



Sun 6 May, 7pm


SKYCITY Theatre, Auckland


Adults $45
Groups 6+ $39.50* service fees may apply


0800 TICKETEK (842 5385)

Show Duration:

2 hours

Critics Review

Miranda Lee, Comedy Festival VIP Blogger'I feel like going to a comedy show is a bit like a first date. 'open/close
I feel like going to a comedy show is a bit like a first date. Your expectations are quite high, even though you try to tell yourself (and others) that they're low. You're not quite sure what to wear (and no, evening gowns are not appropriate at the comedy, H14). It's also usually helpful to have a drink or two to assuage any awkwardness.

Le Comique, a show with medley of comics from both here and abroad, was the best find of first date. The conversation flows, there are more than a few warm, hearty laughs, and you are surprised by the speed with which those two-and-a-half hours flew by. Even the awkward moments become an opportunity for tenderness, or in this case, acerbic wit. It is especially helpful is if your date has the sensual (read: brilliantly overtly sexual) vernacular of French flaneur Marcel Lucont, or the dulcet deep tones of Mr Wilson Dixon a-strumming his gee-tar.

Once again, Jarred Fell proved he was a natural entertainer, and if you don't know who he is, get to know him. (I suggest by way of another first date, at Q on 15 May). Sit in the front row and gaze into his eyes, feel the magic. (Or see it, he does tricks). Idiots of Ants were another highlight, especially with Wally doing a reading of his Where's Wally books - "There!" The hosts, Monsieur Lucont and our own Justine Smith, were charmingly brutal towards the audience, and set the tone well for a casual Sunday evening in full of joyful mockery.

If you missed Le Comique, you’re in luck, as there are plenty more fish in the sparkling blue sea of the Comedy Festival. Get your glad rags on and get off the couch, CSI re-runs will be there next week. Week 2 is just beginning and there are a swag of new performers eager to get you out on the town. Who knows, you might get lucky.

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