Tour tops off the year

The Press - - Culture: Go Guide - 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 Christchurch’s Horn­cas­tle Arena to­mor­row night.

The show will fea­ture per­for­mances from co­me­di­ans Dai Hen­wood, Jeremy Cor­bett, Paul Ego, Ben Hur­ley, Josh Thom­son, Jeremy El­wood and Jus­tine Smith.

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

Half of the show will be standup 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, he said.

Fel­low co­me­dian Dai Hen­wood said it 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 and en­gage with the au­di­ence.

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

‘‘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.’’

Hen­wood added that the per­form­ers were quite an eclec­tic bunch.

‘‘We’re all quite un­usual ... we’re very in­ter­est­ing peo­ple and en­joy in­ter­est­ing things.’’

❚ Tick­ets for to­mor­row night’s 7.30pm show are avail­able from TIck­etek.

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