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Awesomeness International presents 

Tarun Mohanbhai

Joke In the Box


After 10 years writing and performing his wildly successful play, D'arranged Marriage from London to Mumbai, Vancouver to Dunedin, Tarun returns to the festival with a brand new comedy play.

Tarun plays Ziggy, a successful comic, who much to the horror of his agent decides to reinvent himself!

A brilliant combination of stand-up and characters, this show is a must-see in 2012.


Showing In:

Auckland Wellington


Wed 9 - Sat 12 May, 10pm


Cavern Club, Wellington


Adults $25.00
Conc. $19.50
Group 6+ $19.50* service fees may apply


0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

Show Duration:

1 hour

User reviews

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From the start of the show, you know that you're in for something special, and that is exactly what you get all the way throughout. Very funny show and I can't reccomend this show more highly. Very good performance and nice use of audience participation. MUST SEE!!!!!!!
Keeping up with the Grid - Ingrid Grenar
Last night I went to see Tarun Mohanbhai’s Joke In the Box at the Vault, Q Theatre.

This clever show sees Tarun play a comedian with a identity crisis who decides to reinvent himself.

Joke In The Box explores all the comedy clichés while ‘Ziggy’ the comedian tries to find his new style, eventually emerging as Tarun.

The show is narrated through Ziggy’s relationship with his agent Paul who only communicates with him via the phone, be it Alf or Smartphone shaped!

I have sat in the front row of many comedy gigs, and last night it meant that I got to join in the fun on stage as Ziggy tried out some magic on me.

He battles with his persona’s which include ventriloquism, interpretive dance and my personal favourite the ‘female’ comedian, he eventually emerges as Tarun, where he gives his best performance and brings out the biggest laughs of the night.

I wished I could have seen more of Tarun and less of Ziggy as I loved the idea and concept of the show, but felt he really came to life on stage as himself, where I definitely wanted to hear more.

You can see Tarun Mohanbhai at The Vault, Q Theatre until 19 May at the NZ International Comedy Festival.