Straight Out of Lockdown – Comedy Series touring South Taranaki
A big name in New Zealand Comedy and a former local lad, Ben Hurley, is bringing his tour ‘Straight Out of Lockdown’ to South Taranaki in August.
Ben Hurley has teamed up with the South Taranaki District Council to bring you a different kind of comedy night this year, and announced a tour covering many of the smaller centers around the country.
Waverley Community Centre, Pihama Lavender and Ohangai are three local venues all affected by COVID19 cancellations and all are excited to host a show each in this year’s comedy series.
With each venue being smaller, tickets are strictly limited, so they are going to be in hot demand.
Of course we all know Ben from his TV appearances, 7Days, The Project, The Comedy Gala and he’s won all of the awards, The Fred, The Billy T, NZCG Best Male and NZCG Best MC so he definitely has the chops, and the beard, to make a great show.
South Taranaki District Council Events Coordinator Hayley Old says the three shows are a perfect way to help with the recovery efforts of these venues and is looking forward to Ben bringing along Tony Lyall as a support act.
"Tony is great on The Project and worked alongside some of New Zealand’s best comedians - so he will be sure to put on a good show,” says Hayley.
The comedy series will be held:
Thursday 6 August - Waverley Community Centre, Waverley.
General Admission tickets only, $40 per person, available from Waverley LibraryPlus and South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor Centre. R16.
Friday 7 August – Pihama Lavender, Pihama.
General Admission tickets only, $40 per person, available from Ōpunakē LibraryPlus and South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor Centre. R16.
Saturday 8 August – Ohangai, Hāwera.
General Admission tickets only, $50 per person, available from South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor Centre. R16. Transport is also available $5 extra per person.
Tickets will go on sale at the South Taranaki i-SITE Visitors Centre, Ōpunakē LibraryPlus and Waverley LibraryPlus for their respective shows on Friday 3 July.