New Zealand's premier clean stand up comedian returns to Mapua with his brand new comedy hour, **The Get Back Up Comedy Tour.**
It's time for us to get back up together and laugh, poke fun at and shake our heads in bemusement at the ridiculous past year(s) we've had.
In January 2021, Nick recorded his special at the Mapua playhouse and then released his debut comedy album On-Trend across America on Sirius XM's Laugh USA; his album made it to number 4 of all sold albums on iTunes. His special received rave industry reviews and was then featured on the UK's premier comedy streaming site Next Up. This *GET BACK UP* tour will culminate in filming his second hour for Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent comedy production and distribution company in the US. Featuring works by Jim Gaffigan, Tiffany Haddish, Tim Minchin, Marc Maron and Ali Wong.
Nick finally received his big comedy break, a comedy album released across America, and an American tour cemented off the back of its success. With a two year deal on Australian Television hosting a comedy sports show in the bag, Nick sold his house in Nelson and shipped his family and their worldly possessions overseas. They were in the middle of the Pacific ocean when Covid hit, borders closed, and he and his family were forced to return to New Zealand. Nick's family lived out of suitcases for over a year and a half as they waited over 18 months to get their stuff back, $30,000 in moving costs, a cancelled American tour and a two-year television contract down the drain. It's now time for Nick Rado to *GET BACK UP* on stage and in life.
Hailing from Porirua, Wellington, stand-up comedian Nick Rado sells out shows across the country. Rado's comedy is clean and relatable across the globe, which is evident in his appearances on Just For Laughs Sydney, The Comedy Channel Australia, Sirius XM's Laugh USA, UK Digital TV and numerous New Zealand TV and Comedy Gala appearances. Nick has also opened for Rob Brydon, Aziz Ansari, Danny Bhoy and Russell Howard on their nationwide tour's.
In January 2019, Nick teamed up with fellow comedians 'The Professor and Barney' to make the Night Watchmen cricket show, featuring guests like Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Isha Guha, Brett Lee, Ian Smith and many more. The boy's videos on social media have received rave reviews, with many of their videos hitting millions of views.
Off the back of this success, In October 2020, Nick was also asked to join The Rock to present on their nationwide show The Sporting Rumble, where Andrew Mulligan and John Day comedically dissected the week of sport with high profile sports guests. It recently won the silver award at the NZ podcast awards for Best Sports Podcast (audio available everywhere you get podcasts.). ... to add salt into the wound, the last lockdown stopped that too.
> "One of New Zealand's finest comedians" ***Russell Howard, Russell Howard's Good News***
> "A wonderful, hilarious comedian. He must be stopped!" ***Rob Brydon, The Trip, Gavin & Stacey***
> "Had me nearly rolling on the floor with laughter" ***Theatreview, New Zealand***
Make sure you buy tickets early this show will sell out.