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Creeping Charlie Proudly Presents 

Nick Rado

Nick Rado: How Did We Survive The 90's?



Nick Rado unveils the unlimited mirth of growing up in the 90s. Slap bands, Captain Planet, no seatbelts, safety helmets or Internet. Nick takes a side-splitting look back at the best/worst decade ever and ponders how
the hell did we survive the 90s?

Sold out 2013!

Fred Award finalist 2013, NZ International Comedy Festival

Winner – ‘Best Show’ & ‘Best Comedy MC’ 2013, NZ Comedy Guild

“He had me nearly rolling on the floor with laughter” –

“Charm, timing, originality and above all funny, Rado has it all” – Headliners, London

See Nick Rado's interview on FOUR Live here!

Watch Nick Rado's performance at the Old Mout Cider Comedy Gala here!


Showing In:

Auckland Wellington


Tue 6 - Sat 10 May, 8.30pm


The Fringe Bar, Wellington


Adults $23.00
Conc. $20.00
Groups 6+ $20.00* service fees may apply


0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

Show Duration:

1 hour

Critics Review

Shannon Friday -'...there's enough absurdity in Rado's observations to lift the night above a simple nostalgiafest.'open/close
Nick Rado's How did we survive the 90s? is all that and a bag of chips.

We start with a slideshow of 90s icons, from Hulk Hogan to the Hoff, which draw giggles of recognition. When Rado takes the stage, we're ready to care for him like a Tamagochi.

Rado makes excellent use of the multimedia throughout the show, getting us clapping along to the theme from Friends or freeze-framing the most cringe-worthy moments of an educational video. His simply presented misheard song lyrics of the 90s have me in stitches – buggin', even – and I will never look at the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air the same way again.

So often stand-up show titles or themes can seem really arbitrary or tacked on, but Rado works his theme for all it is worth, covering a huge breadth of material, from the Hutt Valley slogan to international pop stars.

While I find my pleasure often depends on how much a particular image sticks in my mind – Holy cow, grippy catch! -- there's enough absurdity in Rado's observations to lift the night above a simple nostalgiafest.

So if you were alive and interested in pop culture in the 90s, dig out a couple-a beans and slip-slide your way down to Fringe Bar. BOOYAH.

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