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Who is Charlie Pickering - and what is his show about?


A Token Event:

Charlie Pickering - Impractical Jokes

As seen on Rove and the TV2 Comedy Christmas Gala.

In 1986 Charlie's Dad was pushed into a pool by his best friend. What followed was 10 years of payback involving three toilets, a poodle, daffodils and the State Emergency Service. When maturity is the first casualty of war, things tend to escalate.

Impractical Jokes is the story of two responsible, middle-aged men who, instead of having a mid-life crisis, give themselves permission to be silly for a while. Sure, 10 years is perhaps not strictly speaking 'a while', and they may have taken things a little too far, but surely a good joke is better than a sports car and a trophy mistress. 

Charlie is a natural story teller who has been built an international reputation for himself (and gained a legion of fans) performing at festivals and on television specials in the UK, New Zealand and South Africa. He's previously been nominated for Most Outstanding show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe and won the peer voted Piece of Wood Award and Best International Guest at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards.

He has performed to packed houses in Johannesburg, Bahrain, Cape Town, London and Edinburgh and is currently adapting Impractical Jokes into a book. At home he has a weekend breakfast radio show and writes for Rove. He is one of Australia's best comedians and he returns to Auckland after two years with a brand new show. He SOLD OUT in 2005 and 2006 so don't miss out.

"Masterful" New Zealand Herald
"Pickering's analysis is more than witty, it's side-shakingly funny" The Age
"Charming company and a natural raconteur"      The Scotsman
"You won't be disappointed " Independent, UK

Auckland:
Dates:  Sat 2, Mon 4 - Sat 9 May, 8.30pm
Venue:  Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE®
Tickets:  Full $25.00, Conc/Group 8+ $22.50 (N/A Sat)
Bookings: www.comedyfestival.co.nz or 0800 289 842

 


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