TOM FURNISS AND THE FREE ICE CREAM SHOW
Presented by Grand Cheval Productions
at Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Wellington
From 8 May 2012 to 12 May 2012
The Basement Studio, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 15 May 2012 to 19 May 2012
Reviewed by: Karin Melchior; Candice Lewis;
“COME FOR THE ICE CREAMS, STAY FOR THE LAUGHS.”
Tom Furniss, 2011 winning director of the V48hours film competition, now 2012 Billy T Nominee, brings to the stage his debut stand up show, and the good news is there's going to be ice cream. It's definitely going to be yum and fun.
From the mind that created “Child Jumpers” (definition: people who jump over children for leisure), comes a show that's sure to tickle the absurd again. For Tom, Ice Cream's much more then a cheap trick to get fat children and hungry adults to his show, it's a life style.
He's going to lead us on a surreal journey through an Ice Cream Universe, where planets are giant scoops of Neapoliton, the suns a frozen block of ice, and asteroid belts are hundreds and thousands/those nuts you can sprinkle on at Pizza Hutt all you can eat. His creamy Universe can be tasted in Wellington at the Cavern Club in week two of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, or in Auckland, Upstairs at The Basement in week three.
Tom had a sell out run at last years NZ international comedy festival in his show with 60-year-old rapping sensation John Carr, “Cold Duck and Tamagotchis”. He's a regular contributor on TVNZ Ulive and is also soon to be seen in TV2's Season 2 of A Night at the Classic. As a filmmaker he was the writer director and star of the 2011 V48 winning film, The Child Jumpers, and he is currently in production of his debut feature film, “The Sexy Boy Fun Fun Squad.”
He's one of the most original minds working in New Zealand comedy today, and at 23 years of age, he is most certainly one to watch for the future.
As part of the NZ International Comedy Festival 2012
Dates: 8 May – 12 May, 7pm
Venue: Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Wellington
Tickets: Adults $13, Conc. $11, Group 5+ $11
Dates: 15 May – 19 May, 7.15pm
Venue: The Basement Studio, Level 1, Lower Greys Ave, CBD
Tickets: Adults $15, Conc. $12, Groups of 5+ $12
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK or www.ticketek.co.nz
Duration: 1 hour