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Gordon Southern

Gordon Southern: Your New Favourite Comedian

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Well travelled UK comic Gordon Southern brings his 10th solo show to Auckland. HD jokes and stories peppered with 4G super fast improvisation. Sold out shows in Oz, NZ and the Edinburgh Fringe 2013.

Total sell-out Melbourne Comedy Festival 2012 & 2013.

Best International Act nominee 2012, NZ International Comedy Festival

***** Adelaide Advertiser, AUS

***** Broadway Baby, UK

“Stellar stand up, very funny” – The Age, AUS

“Clever and thoroughly entertaining stand-up. Recommended” – NZ Theatre Guide

"A smashingly entertaining fifteen minutes." - Theatreview

www.gordonsouthern.com

 

Showing In:

Auckland Wellington

Dates:

Tue 6 May - Sat 10 May, 7.15pm

Venues:

Vault at Q Theatre, Auckland

Tickets:

Adults $28.00
Conc. $24.00
Groups 6+ $24.00* service fees may apply

Bookings:

09 309 9771

Show Duration:

1 hour
 

Critics Review

Baz McAlister - Music.com.au'To sum up in comedy sommelier vernacular: a cheeky number that only gets better with age...'open/close
Your New Favourite Comedian is actually a bit of an old favourite.

This is Southern’s tenth solo show and, as ever, it’s a solid, no-gimmicks hour of whip-quick stand-up. Warming up with some interaction and liberal use of his
That’s A Fun Fact jingle, Southern segues into engaging anecdotes, recounting the boozy wine tour on which he met his wife and recalling earlier careers as a theatre educator and wine waiter.

To sum up in comedy sommelier vernacular: a cheeky number that only gets better with age.
Ben Blackman - Keeepingupwithnz.com'4 Stars - Gordon Southern is a highly energetic comedian who gets a bit shouty at times but this adds to his dramatic approach. A brilliant actor himself, Southern will take you through some of the finer points of fine-wine and provide an insightful review of Australian wine tours...'open/close
I have never been to Vault @ Q Theatre, but now I that I have I would advise against multiple layers. it gets toasty and no one can escape the house lights exposure of forehead shine. I was there to see Gordon Southern’s ‘Your New Favourite Comedian’, the funny man who is a big fan of the Swedish rock band The Hives. Gordon Southern is a highly energetic comedian who gets a bit shouty at times but this adds to his dramatic approach. A brilliant actor himself, Southern will take you through some of the finer points of fine-wine and provide an insightful review of Australian wine tours.

Gordon used to be a wine waiter you see and like many in the hospitality industry will provide you with some valuable life lessons that you will probably not listen to. Liking taking drugs for instance, many comedians during this festival have flippantly warned against the dangers of drugs but obviously haven’t tried K2 or Thai High – the joke would be on them then. There was some advocacy for drinking and in my opinion Gordon Southern is definitely someone you would like to meet at the bar, and it would probably save you buying a ticket to his show (which I strongly recommend by the way).

It was Gordon Southern’s first show of the festival, and his dynamism was quite a shock for Tuesday night punters. But not to worry, Kiwi’s get hammered nightly from Wednesday night onwards and I suggest going to this show with a moderate to heavy night planned. Also, if you like The Hives then it’s festival goer’s comedy wet dream.

Read more:
http://keepingupwithnz.com/2014/05/07/gordon-southern-vault-q-theatre/
Ian Royall - Heraldsun.com.au'4 Stars - This likeable performer’s ad libs were quick and clever, covering a range of topics and never really missing a beat...'open/close
This annual showcase of great Brits has become a festival favourite, a guarantee of class acts punching out the puns in a packed 60 minutes. Hosted by the always on-song Dan Willis, this particular night’s line-up featured Tom Binns, Geoff Boyz, Gordon Southern and Ian Cognito. Binns slipped into one of his most popular disguises – hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury, whose inappropriate patter and song selection hit the right note with the audience. A perfect opener.

Physical comedy is very much a part of Scotsman Boyz’s act and he was soon bouncing around the stage. It has to be said his opening gags were better than some closing lines that missed the mark. But as he even said, they were funny lines that deserved better appreciation.

Southern’s festival show is called Your New Favourite Comedian. And on this effort, it’s no idle boast. This likeable performer’s ad libs were quick and clever, covering a range of topics and never really missing a beat.

Foreign interpretation of our indigenous football code has been fertile yet predictable ground for comedians for years. Yet Southern’s take on footy at the ’G made it sound fresh again.

The night was rounded out by the Cockney Cognito, who is not a performer for the faint-hearted. Aggressive, confrontational, loud and deliberatively offensive may not sound like a fun time and many people were shifting uncomfortably in their seats. But amid it all there were plenty of great lines.
His style is a real challenge. You have been warned.

The performers use this showcase as a teaser to lure people to their solo shows. Going by the Gordon Southern flyers that were, um, flying off the table, it’s likely his upcoming shows might have just got a whole lot busier.

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WhimsicalBanana.com - Five Stars
http://whimsicalbanana.com/2014/03/30/micf-2014-gordon-southern-your-new-favourite-comedian/

Gordon Southern is a fantastic British comedian who has stolen the limelight and entertained us in Australia for the last ten years. He is a well-known face in the comedy circuit but whom I feel is terribly under appreciated. If the secrets of his hilarity were exposed to the comedy-going public, I’m sure he would be selling out rooms every night.

Southern is a Hives fan, which some may have already gathered from his outfit, and this is where the show begins. Taking us back to when he was 18, Your New Favourite Comedian is a systemic review of Southern’s life, focusing particularly on the last decade when he started coming to Australia.

Tales told over the hour brilliantly encapsulate and deliver stories of love, employment and that cockiness that follows us around forever after our first proper job. We also hear of first loves, fourth loves and of the ones who got away.

In this show Southern plays a character which teaches us some surprisingly alphabetical life lessons. This is the first time I’ve ever seen Southern portray a character but judging by the reaction of the crowd the audience seemed to love it.

This hour will take you around the world – starting in Essex, going to Australia, almost never leaving Singapore, and finishes off with a more than sweet happy ending – all while systematically removing the rug from under any hecklers who weren’t written in to the show.

Your New Favourite Comedian is an all-round good show for all audiences which will leave you feeling better about everything. It is strongly written, and strongly presented by a well experienced comedian.
WhimsicalBanana.com - Five Stars
http://whimsicalbanana.com/2014/03/30/micf-2014-gordon-southern-your-new-favourite-comedian/

Gordon Southern is a fantastic British comedian who has stolen the limelight and entertained us in Australia for the last ten years. He is a well-known face in the comedy circuit but whom I feel is terribly under appreciated. If the secrets of his hilarity were exposed to the comedy-going public, I’m sure he would be selling out rooms every night.

Southern is a Hives fan, which some may have already gathered from his outfit, and this is where the show begins. Taking us back to when he was 18, Your New Favourite Comedian is a systemic review of Southern’s life, focusing particularly on the last decade when he started coming to Australia.

Tales told over the hour brilliantly encapsulate and deliver stories of love, employment and that cockiness that follows us around forever after our first proper job. We also hear of first loves, fourth loves and of the ones who got away.

In this show Southern plays a character which teaches us some surprisingly alphabetical life lessons. This is the first time I’ve ever seen Southern portray a character but judging by the reaction of the crowd the audience seemed to love it.

This hour will take you around the world – starting in Essex, going to Australia, almost never leaving Singapore, and finishes off with a more than sweet happy ending – all while systematically removing the rug from under any hecklers who weren’t written in to the show.

Your New Favourite Comedian is an all-round good show for all audiences which will leave you feeling better about everything. It is strongly written, and strongly presented by a well experienced comedian.