Laughs abound with Nick Gibb

The Tribune (NZ) - - THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT -

Born and raised in Palmer­ston North, Nick Gibb has been ex­er­cis­ing his comic tal­ent since high school.

Im­prov and sketch com­edy con­tin­ued for Massey cap­ping re­vues and ex­tended to late night stand-up at Cen­tre­point Theatre and for the Corn­star Com­edy Club at the Globe Theatre.

He played Goon Show co­me­dian Peter Sellers at Cen­tre­point Theatre in Go On Spike, a 2009 trib­ute to Spike Mil­li­gan he co-wrote with Peter Hawes.

Work­ing as a stand-up co­me­dian since 2009, Nick won the Welling­ton Raw Com­edy Quest in 2010.

His de­but solo show at the 2011 NZ Com­edy Fes­ti­val won the Billy T Award for most promis­ing new pro co­me­dian. He has had a show in the an­nual Com­edy Fes­ti­val ev­ery year since.

Host of the the crit­i­cally ac­claimed Fan­fic­tion Com­edy, he has per­formed in Mel­bourne and at three Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­vals.

‘‘You’ll laugh till it hurts . . . Nick Gibb is one of the most stand-out per­form­ers you may see at any venue’’ – Fringe Jour­nal UK

‘‘Eru­dite and ed­u­cated . . . bril­liantly orig­i­nal ma­te­rial’’ – Ed­in­burgh Guide.

Now head writer for TV1’s Best Bits, Nick has writ­ten for Jono and Ben at Ten and ap­peared as a pan­elist on 7 Days.

The co-cre­ator of cult we­b­comic Dead Philoso­phers in Heaven, Nick ap­pears at next week’s free Arts on Wed­nes­day hour in the Black Sheep Theatre, Wool Build­ing Rm2, on Univer­sity Ave from 12.30pm. All are welcome.

PHOTO: WAR­WICK SMITH/FAIR­FAX NZ

Fol­low­ing in a fine tra­di­tion of Palmer­ston North co­me­di­ans, Nick Gibb is bring­ing his schtick back home for Arts on Wed­nes­day next week.

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