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Dai Henwood is Shabba!

Dai Henwood is Shabba!

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  • Tue 19 May ’09, 8:00pm
  • Wed 20 May ’09, 8:00pm
  • Thu 21 May ’09, 8:00pm
  • Fri 22 May ’09, 8:00pm
  • Sat 23 May ’09, 8:00pm


SKYCITY Theatre, Cnr Victoria and Federal Sts, Auckland CBD Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $34.00
  • Concession: $30.00

Notorious Entertainment and C4 Proudly Present

Dai Henwood is Shabba!

Keeping New Zealand awesome since 1978

Another official document from the Ministry of Notorious

Shabba – SCHA-BUH – adjective/verb/noun/whatever, meaning good or positive
(i) A word to be shouted whenever you feel like it for no reason whatsoever EXAMPLES:
1. “Great party… SHABBA!”
2. “I’ll have to hang up, I’ve got to pick up the dry cleaning… SHABBA!”

Shabba may be of dubious meaning but it’s destined to become part of our lexicon in much the same way that Dai has become an essential part of, not only the Comedy Festival, but of our TV screens, our radio waves and our good times. Arguably one of the most positive people ever to grace the society pages, one of the funniest to grace our screens and one our most loved comics on stage, Dai has created a place for himself in New Zealand culture. If you could put number eight wire on stage, you’d call it Dai Henwood.

Dai Henwood is Shabba! will also feature the winner of C4’s “Dai’s Protégé Project”, a nationwide competition to find a new comedy talent to open for this show. C4 has been taking entries via it’s website since early February with Dai sifting through them to choose his protégé. Dai will the pick the winner from three finalists, keep an eye on www.c4tv.co.nz and Jono’s Show to follow the journey and see who will win the glory.

Dai’s popularity with such a huge cross section of the community is rooted in his everyman personality, he’s one of us, he’s with us and he’s really, really damn funny. He’s won all the accolades going starting with the Billy T Award in 2002 then the NZ Comedy Guild Awards for Best Male Comedian, Best TV Achievement and Best MC and in 2007 the Comedy Festival’s most prestigious gong, the Fred Award for Comedic Excellence. With almost nothing left he took out Best Local Show Auckland at the 2008 Comedy Festival Awards.

It’s not just New Zealand that has recognised Dai’s comedy talents either. 2008 saw a scout from Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival choose Dai to travel to Canada and perform in front of public and an array of North American scouts, TV and film producers. He became one of four New Zealand acts to ever be invited and became only the second to be chosen to screen on television after he stormed his set that was recorded for the Comedy Galas. This will screen across Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia during 2009.

But Dai will always be as Kiwi as Hokey Pokey ice-cream, jandals and L&P. He’s old school New Zealand and still spells school properly. He’s the RSA, the surf lifesavers and the local dairy mixed in with a whole lot of funny. You know you can have a couple of beers, get the neighbours to look after the kids, go see Dai Henwood, and you’ll have a bloody good time.

Dates: Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 May, 8.00pm
Venue: SKYCITY Theatre, City
Tickets: Adults $34 Concession $30 Groups 10+ $30
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK, www.ticketek.co.nz

Dates: Friday 15 & Saturday 16 May, 7.00pm
Venue: The Opera House, City
Tickets: Adults $34 Concession $30 Groups 10+ $30
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK, www.ticketek.co.nz

For more information contact:
Name: Joanna Kelly, Elephant Publicity
Phone: 021 1237 399, 09 368 4180
Email: elephant99@paradise.net.nz
Website: www.notoriousentertainment.co.nz

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