CORI GONZALEZ-MACUER UP/DOWN
Friday 24 May, 7:00pm
7 Days regular and star of What We Do In The Shadows and Wellington Paranormal, CGM returns to the NZICF after a three-year hiatus. Part comedy show, part mental health awareness and chat, come laugh and probably cry with New Zealand’s most cynical comedian.
“Comedy fest at its best. Get in before the tickets dry up.” – Theatreview
“Quite possibly the only show I’d return to for seconds” – Mac + Mae
“If anyone heckles him, I’ll stab them” – Cori’s Mum
Facebook – Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Instagram – @corigram
TIM BATT & DISASTERADIO SPACE COUCH: A LIVE COMEDY CHAT SHOW
Friday 24 May, 8:30pm
This May, the live comedy chat show nobody asked for comes to Wellington.
Raised by a 23” cathode ray tube TV flickering images of David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Oprah directly in to his brain, Tim knew he wanted to host his own chat show. After blackmailing national treasure Disasteradio into the essential role of band leader/sidekick, Tim is now able to live out his misguided fantasies during the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival.
Space Couch is hosted by comedian Tim Batt, joined by electronic/synthpop musician Luke Rowell (aka Disasteradio/Eyeliner). This premiere late-night line up show in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival will be exciting, unpredictable and hilarious.
Tim and Disasteradio will be joined each night by a slew of surprisingly top shelf celebrities, live music and guest comedians – think Fallon, but not shit.
Host Tim Batt co-created NZ’s most successful podcast (The Worst Idea of All Time, with over 10 million downloads), has two nominations for the Billy T Award (2014/15) and one for LA Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in The World contest (2016).
“(Tim is) by my gauge, one of the brightest young comedians the Southern Hemisphere’s seen in yonks.” – Chlöe Swarbrick
Luke Rowell aka Disasteradio has been creating and performing electronic and synth music around the world for over 10 years. Influenced heavily by technology and internet culture, this will be his debut in a live comedy show.
“Disasteradio makes totally righteous party music with an inherent sense of fun that immediately captures your attention” – Under The Radar
Friday 24 May, 10:00pm
The best comedy antics around the capital after dark!
See some of our top international and local comedians up close and personal, and be a part of some of the Festival’s most unexpected and memorable moments. Kicking off at 10pm, this is a fast-paced, quick witted, no-one-knows-what-the-heck-will-happen-next kind of night.
Starring guest hosts and fresh line-ups each night, you can come back again and again for a totally different show.
A late-night Festival favourite, if you like your comedy a little crazy, you’ll love Late Laughs.