New Zealand Comedy Trust Presents
It’s an age-old question in comedy – how do performers manage to hone their works before embarking on their seasons during the NZ International Comedy Festival? Like fixing Rachel Hunter’s split ends, it doesn’t happen overnight.
So in the name of exploring comedy frontiers, comedians performing as part of the 2013 Festival will test their works on human guinea pigs with the all-new Comedy Lab. This is a chance for audiences to get a sneak peek into how the beast is formed.
For the comics, it’s a chance to test what flies and what dies on live humans that who aren’t their flatmates (that’s you, faithful comedy fan).
Over three weeks in March and April observe TJ McDonald as he harnesses the chemistry at The Classic Studio. Watch as our comedy Einstein's play scientist to all manner of on-stage experiments with the aim of honing and refining material in time for the Festival in May.
LAB WORKER REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
An ability to laugh, finely tuned comedy ears, an enjoyment of comedic dissection, Bunsen Burner safety knowledge and basic writing skills that result in legible feedback to the jokesters themselves.
No cute and fluffy animals will be harmed for scientific reasons.
Audiences on the other hand…
The MC for all three nights are TJ McDonald and the mentor is Jesse Griffin.
The Comedy Lab comedians are: