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From the desk of... Tim Batt

Posted by Tim Batt On the 14th April 2014 Back Last year, I tried to warn you on why the world was so screwed up. We laughed, we cried, we enjoyed my KFC rant, a slide show and other capers in my first solo hour of comedy that won me the Best Newcomer Award for the 2013 Festival. This year, the stakes are higher than ever and I'm out to SAVE this damn dirty planet. But I need your help.

Forget the fact that I'm Billy T nominated, forget the fact that I host on Radio Hauraki, forget the 7 Days appearances, chart-topping podcast and provoking blogs. This show: Tim Batt Saves Planet Earth isn't about me (don't let the title fool you). It's not about you (but for the love of God, don't let that be the thing that stops you buying a ticket). It's about us getting together and devising a plan to rescue the doomed orb of rock we call home.

I'd like to say I'm hopeful, but with so many great voices disappearing, the situation looks grimmer by the day. Former Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons announced it's too late for us and quit politics. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is trapped in Russia under the watchful eye of Putin. Now, tragically, Legendary WWF Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior is gone too. Who is left to stand and fight for humanity? I am folks. A plucky Gen Y comic who was born in the freezing plains of Christchurch, trained in the hardened intellectual battlegrounds of Wellington and let loose on the media powerhouse of the nation, Auckland City.

The show will be funny. But more than that, it might just save your damned life. You and those you love. Come and join us or stand alone and perish. There are no alternatives.

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