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Simon McKinney Tells A Bit Of A Yarn

Simon McKinney Tells A Bit Of A Yarn

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  • Tue 19 May ’09, 8:30pm
  • Wed 20 May ’09, 8:30pm
  • Thu 21 May ’09, 8:30pm
  • Fri 22 May ’09, 8:30pm
  • Sat 23 May ’09, 8:30pm


Transmission Room, Cnr Mayoral Dr & Queen St, Auckland CBD Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $23.00
  • Concession: $19.00

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You’ll have seen him on local TV screens on the Comedy Christmas Gala, the Comedy Gala and Pulp Comedy and now Simon delivers his second solo show at the NZ International Comedy Festival. Last years “Land of the Long White Clown” saw Simon nominated for the Billy T Award and building his reputation with both audiences and critics alike.

Simon is known for his relaxed delivery, ability to weave a story and an award winning array of accents, impersonations, satire, and ludicrous situations. He has won the NZ Comedy Guild Best Male Comic, meaning his fellow comedians voted him as their favourite. That’s high praise for any comedian and a rare honour indeed. Simon has quietly carved his niche in the New Zealand comedy scene and is often called on for his capabilities of making any audience lap up his comedy. There a few with Simon’s abilities to read an audience and find their level making the tired new and the fresh familiar.

“Simon McKinney does an excellent, pitch-perfect drunken burp. He also breathes new life into tiresome jokes about farts, something he calls ‘spiritual landmines’.” – NZ HERALD

Born and raised in Dunedin Simon has had a world of experience and over a decade of performing comedy that belies his youthful appearance His working life has been as varied as his accents, from the voice of an animated fish to a working at a news-agent in Edinburgh train station. Of Scottish decent it’s little wonder he spent a majority of his OE in Edinburgh where his mastery of accents had the double consequence of getting him both in and out of trouble. This time away saw Simon perform over 300 gigs in Brittain and gave him a unique insight into the human condition, particularly that of the drunken British comedy audience, probably the hardest audience in the business.

There is little doubt that Simon has all the goods for a great comedy show and 2009 will be no different with warm-up seasons in Nelson and the Dunedin Fringe. Those who know Simon will tell you that he is one of the most reliably funny comics in the country; this is a living embodiment of the joker at school who made it work on stage, telling a yarn.

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