GARY SANSOME

GARY SANSOME

Stranded in NZ by Covid, Scottish comedian just has to make the best of a pandemic and get gigging at NZ’s home of live comedy

Gary Sansome is a tough speaking, (to English folk anyway) off the wall Scottish Comedian and MC. Gary has performed across the globe at some of the biggest Comedy Clubs in the UK, Ireland North America, Australia and Mainland Europe including Carolines on Broadway in New York CIty, Yuk Yuks in Toronto and the Comedy Lounge in Perth, Australia.

He has performed 5 Edinburgh Fringe Shows in 2011,2014,2015, 2016, 2017 and performed his debut solo show The Bald and the Bold at Adelaide Fringe in 2014 where he was called “Amusing and Satisfying” by Krystoff Raw. His  sold-out Edinburgh debut show Bald Man Sings Rihanna received both audience and critical praise including a 5 star review from Bunbury Magazine. He annually hosts Scotfest in Tulsa, Oklahoma one of the biggest festivals celebrating Scottish Culture in North America – the festival attracts over 30,000 people across the weekend.

Daniel Brader

DANIEL BRADER

DAN BRADER

Dan Brader has developed a unique reputation in comedy as a one-of-a-kind performer. He began his career in Australia in 2007 and has performed all over Australia and his home country of NZ in comedy clubs and festivals.

He’s also performed three solo tours of NZ. Brader is a fiercely independent and cerebral voice in the NZ comedy landscape, with a style that combines brutally funny observational material, free-wheeling, wildly raw storytelling, and moments of inspired off-the-cuff improvisation that can go anywhere—so much so they even take him by surprise. A true one of one. See him before he departs again for Australia in 2021.

“Brader is a comic you will love or hate, but he’s never dull.”–New Zealand Theatre Review. “Brader’s unique comedic style set him apart.”–The Southland Times “In a comedy world that can be a bit ‘same-y’, Dan Brader dares to be different”–ARTSHUB “Known for his morally-questionable storytelling, Dan has a way of making your own wild stories seem tame by comparison”— Busselton Mail “He walks his own line and drags the laughs out of it with a sharp shake.”–Gagging

KEVIN PASSMAN

KEVIN PASSMAN

Kevin, who was born and raised in the swamps of Louisiana, is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Comedian who has performed at clubs and bars on six continents and in a Church Basement in Atlanta.

He also recently had a haircut.

VASU PREMKUMAR

VASU PREMKUMAR

Vasu Premkumar is a charming, funny, and incredibly likeable comic who is one of Christchurch’s rising comedy stars. He’s also become a touring act recently with shows in Wellington, Queenstown, Timaru, Dunedin, Wanaka and with plans to tour more in 2021

JAMIE PATTERSON

JAMIE PATTERSON

Fresh off a smash-hit tour in 2019, Jamie Patterson was due to debut his first solo hour ‘Awokening’ at The Melbourne International Comedy Fest until it was cancelled due to Covid.

A rising star in the New Zealand comedy circuit, pro comedian at Auckland’s The Classic, and Grand Finalist in the New Zealand Raw Comedy Quest, Jamie Patterson is one of the most exciting new comics to emerge from the New Zealand comedy scene. Mixing absurd observations and killer punchlines, Jamie revels in saying the unsayable whilst expertly controlling the room.

Awokening is breaking down cultural norms in a unique and interesting way, whilst analysing his own place in the world through his trademark surreal observations, often pushing ideas long beyond their logical extreme with sidesplitting effect.

Described as one of the best comedic writers to appear on the circuit in recent years, Jamie honed his craft working as a writer in the advertising industry before bursting onto the stage armed with more punchlines than the drinks table at a high school disco. Not to be missed at this Festival, catch him now while you still can.
“A mixture of observations and surreal comedy invention… He is the full package.” The Speakeasy