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The Comedy Night

Thames Civic Centre

Saturday, July 13th 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Reid is going to the States in 8 weeks for his surgery so we are doing it again!!! An epic line up of Comedians coming together for a great cause Steps for Reid. Line Up Below


Headline Act: Eli Matthewson is a Christchurch raised, Auckland based stand-up comedian who regularly performs around the country and internationally. He’s a regular guest panelist on 7 Days, a former Head Writer and cast member of Jono and Ben and has also written for Funny Girls and the new series 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.

Eli got his start in improv with the Court Jesters, and continues improvising with his best friends in the weekly show Snort at The Basement Theatre.


MC: Jamaine Ross is a born and bred Christchurchian who is a well-known comedic face on the stand-up circuit as 'The Maori guy with the beard and the hat', who has roots in Ngai Tahu, Ngati Kahungunu and probably somewhere in Scotland.

He brings a whole lot to the table when he's on stage, where his comedy has been described as 'thoughtful and intelligent', 'likeable and laidback', but most importantly 'brilliantly funny'.

He has appeared on television shows such as Three's '7 Days', 'Jono & Ben' and 'Funny Girls', as well as Maori TV's 'Only In Aotearoa' and 'Brown Eye'.

He's also a member of critically acclaimed sketch comedy trio 'Frickin Dangerous Bro' and is trying to piggyback off of their success.


Angella Dravid has been described as many things; funny, weird, uncomfortable to be around, etc. As seen on Jono and Ben, Funny Girls, and The Breaker Upperers, this 2017 Billy T Award winner's sense of humour is morbid, off-beat, risque, and blunt.


Also we have Tony: Tony Lyall is one of New Zealand's most exciting new comedians. With a laid back, confident style and an endearing nature, Tony takes the audience on a trip, even if he's not always sure where they will end up.

Tony is a reporter and writer for The Project, has a segment on The Rock and writes for 7 Days. He's also a bloody great guy, three cheers for Tony!


And Ruby Esther: After graduating Class Comedians in 2016, Ruby Esther went on to win the 2017 RAW Comedy Quest and Best Debut in the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival. She is young and entirely inexperienced at life, but Ruby’s awkward charm absolutely holds its own in the comedy scene and she shows no sign of slowing down. "Her energy was contagious and you're guaranteed to leave feeling slightly giddy and with a whole new perspective of the world." - Auckland Magazine


Hosted by Make Your Day Events with all proceeds to Steps for Reid- raising funds for Reid Lovett, a 4 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy. His CP affects his legs causing very tight muscles and therefore his ability to walk normally. Currently Reid can not walk unassisted and has a huge amount of therapy to help maintain and strengthen his muscles. There is limited funding for this therapy so the family has to cover the cost of most of Reid's therapies. Reid's parents Emma and Steven are trying to raise the last $60k (raised over $50k so far to take Reid the USA to St Louis Childrens Hospital for SDR surgery that will assist with removing the tightness in the muscles in his legs permanently and give him a better chance at normal movement in his life. Donations are also most welcome. Reid's Give a little page


Tickets · $40

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