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“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” – Dr Seuss

Identity is unique for everyone. We all have our own experiences around our heritage, our upbringing and where we feel we fit within our community.
This year at the Comedy Fest a special showcase will play with the concepts of identity with a collection of artists sharing their stories.

With Auckland being home to the fourth most diverse population in the world, some exciting local minds will come together to reveal their ideas on identity.

Jackie van Beek (Funny Girls) hosts an evening of funny and poignant stories about identity from The Fan Brigade, Randa, Tourettes, Chris Parker, Angella Dravid, Sam Brooks and James Nokise. By bringing people together to celebrate our perspectives, we recognise collective experiences and grow understanding. Join us for a night of laughter that will leave you thinking. 

Dialogue: Identity explores the intricate nuanced whole of our human experience. Light-hearted moments and quirky anecdotes will be woven
together with vulnerable moments and crafted narratives. They may be moving, or dark, or sweet, or a mix of those things, but one thing is certain; each story will be powerful. Join us for a night of laughter that will leave you thinking.

This year’s storytellers include:

Host: Jackie van Beek - (Funny Girls) also an actor, director

The Fan Brigade - 2016 Best Newcomers at Comedy Fest, see their full show "Don't Ask The Fan Brigade" in Week Three

James Nokise - New show Talk a Big Game

Chris Parker - From shows such as Jono and Ben, Camping, No More Dancing in the Good Room and this year's smash-hit

Angella Dravid - 2017 Billy T nominee with her show "Down The Rabbit Hole"

Tourettes - Poet, author and musician

Sam Brooks - The Spinoff writer, playwright and performer

Randa - Rapper and alternative beatmaker

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Ticket prices

Full Price $35
Concession $30

*service fee may apply


2 hours. incl. interval

Wheelchair accessible

Occasional bad language
Adult themes

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