The New Zealand International Comedy Festival will be held from April 29 to May 22, 2011, in Auckland. The usual Festival favorites such as SKYCITY Gastrocomique, Class Comedians, Stand-up for Kids, Late Laughs, Best of the Billys and the prestigious Last Laugh, are all set to enthrall the audience. Comedy in all its hues that you’ve been waiting to hear beckons you to book your air tickets as early as possible and board coach class flight or business class flights to Auckland to savor the hilarious moments that the festival promises to offer. Often known as the “City of Sails” for the large number of yachts that grace the Witemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland is simply a fantastic destination to visit. The city can be easily reached from any part of the world as it is well-connected by several international airlines from prominent cities around the world.
Comedian Arj Barker from the US, who is renowned worldwide for his numerous television appearances, live shows and genius portrayal of ‘Dave’ on the hit HBO show Flight of the Conchords, will be launching the ultimate comedy caper as host for both the Visa Comedy Gala and Visa First Laughs opening nights. The Visa Comedy Gala, which has been a sell-out event for the last five years running, rolls out the red carpet in Auckland’s ASB Theatre on April 29 for the Hollywood event of the Festival program. A number of flights reaching Auckland have direct connection to many locations in the South Pacific, to the United States, Asia and to Buenos Aires and Santiago in South America. Don’t forget to contact your travel agent and get the best flight deals on your coach class ticket or business class tickets to Auckland if you want to utilize the opportunity to catch 20 of the best local and international acts at the Visa Comedy Gala that the 2011 Festival has on offer.
At this year’s Festival, Le Comique, which is a sultry, risqué revue, will be making its debut. The show will feature French comedian Marcel Lucont, Justine Smith, British Lili La Scala, The Boy With Tape on His Face, Jamie Bowen as Munfred Burnstein, and many more. Besides, the Creative Comedy Initiative will be making its entry to the Festival this year. There’s after all so much to see and get enthralled at the Festival. This year’s Festival has 100 shows in Auckland and 60 shows in Wellington. Whether you fly coach class or business class to Auckland, the 2011 New Zealand International Comedy Festival is a must-attend event for you and tickle your funny bone with all the thrills and merriment.