Comedy at The GBD
Mid Year Laughs - Comedy returns to the GBD with Brendhan Lovegrove and Tarun Mohanbhai. Hosted by Nick Rado. Tickets on sale now!
Saturday 18th of August
Tickets are $20.00 and available from the GBD
Brendhan Lovegrove is arguably the most dangerously talented standup comedian in New Zealand. Brendhan's television appearances include countless spots on New Zealand's foremost standup show 'Pulp Comedy', the last series of which he hosted. In the UK he featured on 'Live at Jongleurs' in two television episodes. He also featured on Australian television in the Gala telecast as part of the Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival 2006. Brendhan's manic physical presence combined with a sureness of delivery and material that can, at once, be described as verging on the psychotic side of human nature, has delighted and, indeed, frightened audiences throughout New Zealand.He returned to NZ in 2006 after living and working for three years in the United Kingdom, where he performed as the headline act (for the most part) in all the main comedy clubs including Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, The Glee Club and Up the Creek. In 1998 Brendhan was the recipient of the Billy T Award for Comedy in New Zealand. After winning that prestigious award he travelled and performed at international comedy festivals throughout the world including Scotland, Canada and England. Brendhan returned home annually to contribute his own show for the New Zealand Laugh Festival and is now living back downunder. In 2006 Brendhan was judged New Zealand's Best Stand-up Comedian at the Oddfellows NZ International Comedy Festival. Brendhan has also entertained audiences with a guest spot on Rove Live. Brendhan was named Best Male Comedian in the 2009 and 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards - a huge honour reflecting his talent and contribution to the industry over the years.
New Zealand born Tarun Mohanbhai has been doing stand up for over ten years. Having performed in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Canada and the UK at various comedy venues and festivals Tarun has accumulated some serious air miles. His endearing yet hilarious stand up runs the gambit from astute and insightful material about being Indian and living outside of India to Bollywood style song and dance routines and Michael Jackson as you have never heard him before! Tarun was born in 1972 to a grocer in a migrant Indian family who migrated to NZ in the 1940's. Born into the caste Katchia which comes from the Gujarat state in town called Navsari. Brought up in white suburban Pakuranga, Tarun was a bit of a funny bloke in the playground which eventually evolved into standup comedy. Tarun first hit the comedy stage in 1996 and since then has produced, written and stared in 4 sellout New Zealand comedy festival shows." His current TV credits included featured performances on the top rating Billy T Awards, PULP Comedy, Last Laugh, New Zealand's award winning drama Mercy Peak and the feature Tyrannical Love. Tarun can also been seen on the upcoming shows A Thousand Apologies and The Millen Baird show.
Join star of AotearoHA's - Next Big Things, TV3's Would I Lie To You?, TVNZ's, A Night At The Classic and 2011 Billy T Nominee for an hour of awesome stand-up comedy, mirth and crowd pleasing buffoonery in Nick Rado's Comedy Bunker.
Winner 2011 NZ Comedy Guild Best MC
"His comedy may be international but the laughter is universal" **** One4Review, Edinburgh Festival
"On-its-toes comedy and crowd-pleasing buffoonery at its best" **** Three Weeks, Edinburgh Festival
Booking terms and conditions for Comedy Night
Tickets are $20.00 each and you get seated at a table for the amount of people you have booked for
You can pay a deposit of $10.00 per seat to be paid at the time of booking, and the balance at the door.
Booking Fee is non refundable.
Minimum of 4 people per booking and maximum of 10 per table.
Tables must be occupied by 6.30pm at the latest.
Door sales are for standing room only.
All patrons must be over 18 years of age or with their parent or legal guardian. ID is required for everyone under 25years of age.
At all times The Junction Hotel reserves the right to refuse entry.
We book to 90 seats maximum