Fancy a good laugh? Then head on down to Distinction.
What do James Kirk of the starship ‘Enterprise’ and comedian Ben Hurley have in common? The same middle name.
One of New Zealand’s most recognisable and loved comics, Ben has won all the major New Zealand comedy awards and is head writer and regular panelist on 7 Days.
Locals can see Ben live this Saturday when he headlines the Comedy Club’s one-night only stand-up showcase at Distinction.
Born in Taranaki, partially raised in Palmerston North, Ben cut his comedy chops in Wellington before making the move to London where he honed his craft.
Along with 7 Days, he has appeared on numerous TV shows most recently TV3’s After Hours.
Ben is joined by MC Paul Douglas who enjoyed a successful solo run at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and guest appearances at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe.
Supporting Ben and Paul is Savanna. The female comic took out the top Raw Quest award in 2015.
Local performer Sera Devcich is another fresh face on the scene who has taken to comedy like a two-headed duck. In less than year, Sera has performed throughout the country alongside Ben and Urzila Carlson, organised the city’s first Comedy Club in April with headliners Vaughan King and Raybon Kan, and enjoyed a solo slot in the recent Lola & Friends show at The Dark Room.
Oh, and the middle name the real Ben shares with the fictional starship captain – Tiberius.
The Comedy Club at Distinction in Cuba St June 18 at 9pm. Tickets are $25 at www.eventfinda.co..nz