Since arriving from Canada Rob Harris has quickly become a stalwart of the Wellington comedy scene. As well as being a popular MC and comic, he also co-runs the weekly comedy night The Medicine at VKs and has been a judge during the recent Raw Comedy Competition.  One thing is certain, this man knows about comedy – there wouldn’t be many performers he hasn’t seen recently and so he seemed like the perfect person to ask for a few hints about who to see each week during the festival:

Week One:
1 – Young Guns at Fringe Bar – I have to promote this one, because I am in this one as the host. Great lineup of up and coming acts!!
2 – Daniel John Smith – Children and Other Mistakes – He is one of my personal favourites and winning best comedian Wellington 2015 is trust testament to his brilliant wordcraft.
3 – Alice Brine – Brinestorm – An interesting look into a scatterbrain’s ideas and everyday thoughts. Always worth checking out the Billy T nominees.
4 – Lloyd Langford – he’s a funny Welshman making his second appearance (that I know of) at the Comedy Festival, and had a great set at First Laughs.
5 – Matt Stellingwerf – Another Billy T Nominee, this is one of The Medicine’s favourite acts from Wellington and we love having him down here any chance we can get.

Head along to http://www.comedyfestival.co.nz/ to book tickets and find out more!

Originally published at artmurmurs.nz on 26/04/2016.
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