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Nik Bruce-Smith & Rob Harris

The Professional Newbies

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There are some things you shouldn’t do on a Tuesday at work but should definitely do after a few drinks on a Friday night.  The question is - where do you draw the line?  Rob Harris and Nik Bruce-Smith don’t know.  In fact, it isn’t even clear if they do want to know.  Through their heart-warming and hilarious adventures of being a 34 year old trying to escape the workplace and a 24 year old forgetting he is in one, you too may learn that sometimes you have to get off the train and hop on donkey.  

Strap in for an evening of storytelling and satirical observation as the Wellington Raw Comedy Quest Winners and National Finalists for 2013 team up to bring you a night of stellar comedy.  Rob and Nik trade the Blackberry for the microphone and ditch the desktop for the brick wall, for what is sure to be a hot-selling and high-calibre ticket in the 2014 Comedy Festival.

Bring a date or just pick one up there.  The tickets are cheap enough to do both… 

“Rob Harris is the type of stealthy hilarious you won’t see coming, a comedy sneak attack you shouldn’t miss”
– Steve Wrigley (7 Days)

“Nik Bruce-Smith is fresh and very funny.  Much like a new box of Coco Pops that could tell jokes” – Dai Henwood (7 Days)
 

Showing In:

Wellington

Dates:

Tue 6 - Sat 10 May, 8.30pm

Venues:

Kitty O'Shea's, Wellington

Tickets:

Adults $15.00
Conc. $10.00* service fees may apply

Bookings:

www.eventfinder.co.nz

Show Duration:

1 hour
 

Critics Review

Hannah Smith - Theatreview.org.nz'Nik Bruce-Smith and Rob Harris are not full time comedians, they both have day jobs and these day jobs provide the fodder for The Professional Newbies: two half hours of solo stand up inspired by the pair's various experiences as a part of the workforce... 'open/close
Nik Bruce-Smith and Rob Harris are not full time comedians, they both have day jobs and these day jobs provide the fodder for The Professional Newbies: two half hours of solo stand up inspired by the pair's various experiences as a part of the workforce.

Nik Bruce-Smith is first off the bat, with a set loosely based around the sense of unease he experienced hitting his mid-twenties and concerns his youth is slipping away. Anecdotal accounts of pranks pulled and mistakes made are interspersed with observations of the typical behaviour of the young Kiwi male.

Bruce-Smith has a slick manner and a well-rehearsed set. The crowd responds warmly to his material and he relaxes more as the set progresses and he gets into his groove.

Second to the stage is Canadian-born comedian Rob Harris, who has an affable and relaxed manner which belies the craft of his jokes. He covers his work-related RSI, his experiences as a Canadian living overseas, and the downsides of smoking.

Read more here:
http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=7016

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