The seventh in the ongoing series of popular and frequently outrageously funny live comedy events at Hallertau.
Ticket includes a glass of Hallertau beer, cider or local wine on arrival.
Ben Hurley - (TV3’s 7 Days) -
Star of hit TV3’s 7 Days, Ben Hurley is one of the success stories of New Zealand stand-up comedy. Winner of the two biggest comedy awards in New Zealand, The 2004 Billy T award and the 2008 Fred Dagg award, Hurley is a headline act in his native NZ but also on the highly competitive UK circuit. In 2008 he supported Irish superstar Ed Byrne on a 70-day sell out tour of the UK and Ireland.
With a massive and hugely likable stage presence, Hurley can win over even the toughest room. A sharp improvisational mind and well-honed original material make Hurley a popular act with audiences and critics alike.
One of the few Kiwi acts to be invited to perform on the prestigious Comedy Store TV show on the Paramount Comedy Channel. Also, one of the stars of the UK festival circuit playing to thousands in the comedy tents at Reading and Leeds Festival, Bestival and Latitude. In 2008, Hurley starred alongside British comic, Andy Parsons, in a new BBC Radio 4 sitcom ‘The Lost Blog of Scrooby Trevithick.'
One of New Zealand's best-travelled comedians. Ben has wowed audiences in 10 countries including Switzerland, Dubai, Spain, Australia, Singapore, and Bahrain.
‘Excellent timing, belly laughs, and an easy charm make him a likable and extremely funny presence. Like all good standup comedians, he has a unique world view and happily invites you to take a look around.’ -Christchurch Press.
‘A Kiwi Comedic Legend.’ - The New Zealand Herald.
Simon Clayton -
Simon Clayton has appeared on television, in Jo Brand’s ‘Through the Cakehole’, Harry Hill’s ‘Fruit Fancies’ and ‘TV Burb,' Sean Lock’s ‘Fifteen Storeys High,' Bill Bailey’s ‘BBC Sketch Show,' the sitcoms ‘My Family’ and ‘Coupling,' along with a couple of brief appearances in ‘Eastenders.'
He is an experienced improviser, working with the Comedy Store
players, and other improv groups.
His radio credits include London Capital Radio and BBC Radio Five Live.
Simon’s been performing live comedy since he was 19, beginning with the Crisis Twins, later Clayton and Gordillo from 1986 until 1995, and solo stand-up. For nearly twenty years he has performed at all the major comedy venues in the UK and Ireland, also abroad in South Africa, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and Australia.
‘Likeable, fast-thinking Londoner.’ - Evening Standard.
‘Very skillful experienced comic performer’ - The Times.
‘Simon’s natural brightness often leads to disruptive high-jinks
during registration.’ Mr. M. Massey, Head of the 6th form, Southgate School.
Mary Bourke -
Mary Bourke is an Irish comic which is based in London. She was the winner of the Irish world comedy award, and her solo show, ‘Straight Outta Dublin’ was nominated for best comedy show at the Perth Fringe Festival, 2015. She also works as a comedy writer and her work can be seen on such diverse shows as ‘9 out of 10 Cats’, ‘Live at The Apollo’ and ‘Have I Got News for You?’
Her new show ‘I Want an Irish Passport’ is a hilarious look at Irish identity in a post-Brexit world.
‘One of the best female acts in the country.’ - GQ.
‘The audience loved her.'’ - The Independent.
‘An hour packed with fine routines and beautifully written gags.’ -Scotsman.
‘Savage and lyrical.'’ - The New Statesman.