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Who is James Keating - and what is his show about?


James Keating presents:

Billbored

Comic relief from the media hailstorm.

Nominee for the 2009 Billy T Award for comedy, James Keating has come a long way since his student days at advertising school. Far from wanting to create new ads, James now looks to inspiration from existing advertising and marketing for his new live stand-up comedy show 'Billbored'.

Every day we are bombarded with thousands of media messages. While some hit their target, others are begging to be made into sharp, observational stand-up material. With his unique point of view, James draws his inspiration from the endless supply of ad slogans, brand names, TV ads and shows to craft a hilarious one-hour show. Even an everyday, mundane trip down the toilet paper supermarket aisle glancing at product packaging yielded a few ideas.

The pervasiveness of the mass media ensures that the audience brings with them a working knowledge of James' subject. James then provides an unexpected, disarming and hilarious twist. What's more, with his tertiary qualification in advertising, James is fully qualified to do this show!

Auckland:
Dates:   Tue 19 - Sat 23 May, 8.30pm
Venue:   Comedy Underground, Wallace Trust Gallery, 305 Queen Street, City
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK (842 5385) www.ticketek.co.nz
Tickets:  Adults $18 / Conc. $18 / Groups 6+ $15

Wellington:
Dates:   Tues 5 - Sat 9 May, 8.30pm
Venue:   The Fringe Bar, Corner Cuba & Vivian Streets, City
Bookings:  0800 TICKETEK (842 5385) www.ticketek.co.nz
Tickets:   Adults $18 / Concession $15 / Groups 6+ $15

 


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