Christchurch comedian Jo Ghastly and Southern Lakes favourite Tim Müller bring their solo stand up shows from this year's cancelled festivals to Wānaka for one night only these school holidays. The Cool Mum is suitable for older kids upwards- mild adult themes.100% Happy contains occasional references to sex, science and happiness and is suitable for teens up to smart adults.
7-8pm: Jo Ghastly is The Cool Mum
8:30-9:30 pm: Tim Müller is 100% Happy
Doors open 30 min before each show. We recommend arriving early to get a good seat (and a drink from the bar if you want).
Tickets are available separately for each show, or come to both at a discounted rate. Note: performance space is up a flight of stairs, and is unfortunately not wheelchair-accessible. These shows are also being performed in a more accessible venue (Sherwood) in Queenstown on Wednesday 15th July.
The Cool Mum is a parody of a celebrity personal development /parenting seminar.
* Warning- Laughter- do not try this at home*
Jo Ghastly’s expertise comes from being a self- proclaimed “Cool Mum.” Jo has created a life coaching/ personal development empire- on every social media platform, including Tik Tok and has books, Youtube channel and merch. Her empire is much less successful than she thinks it is.
Jo is a Christchurch based comedian. She placed third in the South Island RAW Comedy competition 2018 and is twice comedy Roast Battle Champion. Comedy Carnival 2019- Spirit of the Carnival, Best lineup show and most soldout shows award.
“A stellar show”- Backstage Christchurch
“I wish you were my Mum “- most comedians
“I wish you weren’t my Mum” - Jo’s kids
100% HAPPY is a comedy show about happiness, family, and the importance of manufacturers of basic grocery staples making realistic and defensible claims in their marketing materials. (Mainly the first two).
Happiness is relative. To be more specific, happiness is relative to Tim Müller. Scientist by day, comedian by night, quite good at making pancakes the following morning, Tim points the microscope at everything from Peppa Pig to the Robopocalyse in search of the hilarious truth. There won't be any pancakes. Not sure why I even mentioned that.
After accepting a challenge from a bag of generic-brand flour, Tim embarks on an epic journey to achieve perfect happiness, or be miserable trying. This is a show about how his life is better than yours. Objectively and beyond reasonable doubt. Most of the time.
This is Tim's second solo comedy show, following on from LAUGH NOW, GOOGLE LATER (NZ International Comedy Festival 2017). He’s a writer, performer, founder of the fresh but thriving Queenstown comedy scene, a well-regarded contaminated land specialist, occasional science columnist on the Spinoff, and his parents were on Country Calendar once. Some of these things are more relevant to how good this show will be than others. You can probably figure it out.
100% Happy was originally scheduled to debut in the now-cancelled 2020 Dunedin Fringe Festival, but Tim isn't too sad about it.
"Very clever and quirky sense of humour" - The Speakeasy
"Tim's jokes sometimes go over people's heads, but the effort is appreciated." - work performance review