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David Quirk - Shaking Hands With Danger

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  • Tue 5 May ’15, 8:45pm
  • Wed 6 May ’15, 8:45pm
  • Thu 7 May ’15, 8:45pm
  • Fri 8 May ’15, 8:45pm
  • Sat 9 May ’15, 8:45pm


Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Concession: $20.00
  • Adults: $30.00

Best of the Fest (Local) Nominee – Sydney Comedy Festival 2013
Piece of Wood Award Winner – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013
Golden Gibbo Award Winner – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010
Golden Gibbo Award Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2008

If you’ve bothered to read this far, you’ve either cheated, thought about cheating or been cheated on. We have that in common.

In a special encore performance, David Quirk returns to the Butterfly Club for one night only with his award-winning show Shaking Hands With Danger before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe.

It is a tale that takes us back to one night in Finland; a night that changed everything, when he shook hands with danger and didn’t let go. Part tribute, part confessional, this is a love story in reverse where people get hurt and cheaters change their spots.

For those who like their comedy so dark it's burnt, David's material travels between the profane and the profound. Since 2006, he has regularly performed on the Australian comedy circuit and has performed full length stand-up comedy shows at the Melbourne, Adelaide and Edinburgh comedy festivals. He is a fixture on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, starred in ABC TV’s Problems, his eyebrows are white.

A triumph at the Australian festivals this year, Shaking Hands With Danger won David the Piece of Wood Award (the comedians’ choice award) as well as excellent reviews and a nomination for Best of the Fest in Sydney. It’s a good show by a bad person, about lovers, infidels and a flight with Slash. It has been in the making for nearly two years and, once you’ve seen it, you’ll know why.

As part of the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider, for some great laughs, grab your favourite people and join us from 24 April - 17 May.

For the full line-up of shows in the Festival head to comedyfestival.co.nz

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