‘‘Tis the season to bring world-class standup comedy to Greytown! See award-winning Michele A'Court, James Roque or Eli Matthewson performing live by the fireplace at The White Swan. See below for performer dates.
Evening includes a sumptuous two course set dinner, Lighthouse Martini and 50 min live comedy show ticket, plus access to the pre-show Very Happy Hour at the Swan from 5pm.
Get your group together and hurry – there are only 45 tickets per show and they’ll sell out fast!
Brought to you by Blackwell & Sons. Lovers of comedy should come and see them all! Comedy season line up as follows:
Wednesday 14 July Michele A’Court (New show added!)
Winner of Female Comedian of the Decade at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, Michele A'Court is a full time professional stand-up comedian and freelance writer.
Michelle's international experience as a stand-up comedian includes recent shows in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto. She has performed at comedy festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Melbourne and Adelaide, and entertained NZ and international troops in East Timor.
Michele's work turns up everywhere - on stage, television, radio; in newspapers and magazines - and she is in demand as a comic, an event MC, and also as a social commentator across all media.
Michele is a regular guest on TV3's award-winning comedy show 7 Days, she is on Radio NZ National's The Panel with Jesse Mulligan, and 9 to Noon with Kathryn Ryan and Te Radar.
Thursday 15 July: Michele A’Court - SOLD OUT
Thursday 22 July: James Roque
A 2020 Fred Award nominee, James has just finished a national tour, ending with a sold out live recording of his solo show Boy Meztiso.
Outside of the comedy world, James trained as an actor at Unitec in Auckland and is a co-founder of Pretty Asian Theatre, a company dedicated to bringing Asian inspired stories to the New Zealand stage. He has also worked with Indian Ink Theatre company touring with the hit show "Kiss the Fish".
Roque continues to be a regular at The Classic and performs comedy throughout the country on a mission to show New Zealand what you get when the Filipino and Kiwi cultures collide.
Thursday 29 July: Eli Matthewson
Winner of the 2021 Fred Award, for best show in the NZ Comedy Festival.
Eli is a Christchurch raised, Auckland based stand-up comedian who regularly performs around the country and internationally.
He’s the Head Writer of Have You Been Paying Attention, and has been seen on shows such as 7 Days, Seven Sharp and Citizen's Handbook. He's a former Head Writer and cast member of Jono and Ben and has also written for Funny Girls and co-created the sit-com Golden Boy. He has appeared in Rhys Darby’s Netflix series Short Poppies and was also a presenter for TVNZ youth music show U-Live.
His recent Edinburgh Festival debut earned him five star reviews and several sell-out shows. He has been twice nominated for the Billy T Award (2013, 2015) and in 2017 was a nominee for the prestigious Fred Award, after which he headlined the nation-wide "Best Comedy Show On Earth" tour.