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