7 Days Live tour edgy, unedited and ‘quite rude’

The Invercargill Eye - - CONVERSATIONS - RE­BECCA MOORE

If you think the tele­vi­sion show 7 Days is too rude, this will not be the show for you, says New Zealand co­me­dian Paul Ego.

The 7 Days Live Tour is head­ing south with a show at Civic The­atre in In­ver­cargill on De­cem­ber 7.

The show, which last show­cased in the city in 2015, will host per­for­mances from co­me­di­ans Dai Hen­wood, Jeremy Cor­bett, Paul Ego, Ben Hur­ley, Josh Thom­son, Jeremy El­wood and Jus­tine Smith.

Ego was look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing south for an­other taste of South­land’s fa­mous cheese rolls, along with get­ting his skate­board out to skate the wider streets.

But he said the show would be edgy, unedited and ‘‘quite rude’’.

Half of the show will be stand up per­for­mances from the co­me­di­ans and the other half would be just like the tele­vi­sion show but with­out the cam­eras.

It would be a chance to see the show ‘‘in the flesh’’ and with­out con­straints or cen­sors.

The old-style the­atre was quite a con­trast to the show’s at­mos­phere, he said. ‘‘The the­atre’s just so beau­ti­ful and the peo­ple get pretty loose.’’

Fel­low co­me­dian Dai Hen­wood said the show would be ‘‘what every­one knows and loves about 7 Days‘‘.

Shows changed from city to city on the tour and they never knew what to ex­pect, he said.

They would use lo­cal news, in­cor­po­rate lo­cal fig­ures - Mayor Tim Shad­bolt for In­ver­cargill - and en­gage with the au­di­ence.

The show had been to In­ver­cargill four times and was well-re­ceived de­spite the jokes made about the city.

‘‘We make fun of ev­ery town in New Zealand. We’re al­ways tak­ing the p... but it’s not be­ing mean. That’s what Kiwi’s do.

‘‘That’s what peo­ple love about the show. It’s a good laugh, peo­ple like to take the mickey.’’

It would be ‘‘ raw in all its glory’’ and peo­ple should ex­pect the un­ex­pected, he said.

‘‘It caps off the year for me. The vibe of the night is re­ally fun.’’

Last time the group headed south there was a full the­atre, so he hoped it would be the case again. The tour starts on Novem­ber 30 in New Ply­mouth, and will also visit Palmer­ston North, Wel- ling­ton, Ash­bur­ton, Christchurch, Napier, Whangarei, Tau­ranga, Hamil­ton and Auck­land. Tick­ets for the In­ver­cargill show are avail­able at tick­et­di­rect.co.nz.

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New Zealand co­me­di­ans Paul Ego, Jeremy Cor­bett and Dai Hen­wood are part of a line up who will per­form in In­ver­cargill for the 7 Days Live Tour.

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