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The Invercargill Eye - - FRONT PAGE -

When a big act comes to a small town ev­ery­one gets ex­cited.

I was lucky enough to see Bill Bai­ley live at the In­ver­cargill Civic Theatre on Fri­day night.

It was one of those per­for­mances which was a per­fect blend of com­edy, in­tel­lect and stu­pid­ity.

From the mo­ment he stepped on the stage to the mo­ment he left Bill Bai­ley had me laugh­ing so hard I had tears in the cor­ners of my eyes. And I was not alone - the Civic Theatre was full of grin­ning South­landers.

After the show ev­ery­one was in a buzz. Peo­ple were ex­cited and it wasn’t just be­cause it was a great show. It was be­cause an in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned co­me­dian had cho­sen to visit our lit­tle city.

When some­one de­cides to visit, South­landers rise to the oc­ca­sion and prove why it is a great place.

Bill Bai­ley promised he would one day be back to per­form in In­ver­cargill again. I hope he does, and other in­ter­na­tional artists fol­low his lead. – Joanna Grif­fiths

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