This awesome night of comedy is hosted by globe trotting Scottish comedy veteran Gary Sansome. Gary’s made NZ home since the pandemic struck and he’s delighting audiences all over the country. 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 shows. His latest Edinburgh 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.
Headlining the evening we’ve got Dan Brader. Dan is an NZ comedy veteran who’s developed a unique and controversial place in the Kiwi/Aus comedy landscapes as a one of a kind performer known for his brutally scathing gags and raw, confessional, eyebrow raising storytelling. He began his career in Australia in 2007 and has performed all over Australia (basing himself in Perth and Melbourne) and his home country of NZ in comedy clubs, festivals, open mic venues etc. If there’s a stage he’s probably performed on it. He's also done four solo tours of NZ. Brader is a fiercely independent and cerebral voice in the NZ/Aussie comedy landscape with a style that combines brutally funny observational and topical material, free wheeling, wildly raw storytelling, lacerating self deprecation, 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 For It Gary and Dan are also joined by some awesome Christchurch comics too such as: Connor McSweeney, Simon Kingsley Holmes & more!