JAMES ROQUE, ELI MATTHEWSON AND EDITH POOR IN MINORITY REPORT
at Brooklyn Bar - 57 Lorne St, Auckland
From 2 May 2012 to 5 May 2012
Reviewed by: Nik Smythe;
THREE COMICS. ONE HOUR. ZERO STRAIGHT WHITE MALES.
Straight from the leafy suburbs of Auckland comes Minority Report, the line-up show where three of New Zealand's freshest young comics take you on a journey through the hilarious battle field of not fitting in with white beardy status quo. James – a Filipino thug-nerd from the North Shore, Eli – a Christchurch theatre geek and Edith – a twisted Devonport sweetheart, know what it's like to be one of three of New Zealand's hard done by minorities; Asian, Gay and Girl.
James and Edith were part of the 2009 Class Comedians program mentored by straight white comedian, Ben Hurley.
James, now a third year acting student at Unitec, is fast rising up the local comedy scene. He performs regularly at the Classic as well as many other venues in and around Auckland, was a national finalist in the 2011 Raw Quest and was recently a stand out performer in TV3's AotearoHa - Next Big Things.
Edith has great success as an actress, playing the Tourette's ridden brat, Sophie, in Madeleine Sami's SuperCity (TV3) as well as the real Mr. Asia's saucy girlfriend in Underbelly Land of the Long Green Cloud (TV3). Edith features as a regular performer at the Fanfiction nights, hosted by Rose Matafeo.
Since moving to Auckland in 2010, Eli has made an impressive impact on the Auckland Comedy scene. He was also a national finalist for the 2011 Comedy Raw Quest and won ‘Best Comedy' for the Auckland Fringe for his show ‘Square Eye Pair' as well as being a part of the ConArtists, where he represents Auckland at the New Zealand Improv Festival. He is also a third year acting student at Unitec.
You'll be hard pressed to a show in the New Zealand Comedy Festival that covers such diverse topics as first love, growing up and Harry Potter 7, with such an ethnic/camp/feminine perspective.
As part of the NZ International Comedy Festival 2012
Dates: Wed 2– Sat 5 May, 10pm
Venue: Brooklyn Bar, 57 Lorne St, Auckland City.
Tickets: Adults $12, Conc. $10, Groups 10+ $10
Bookings: www.ticketek.co.nz or (09) 307 5051
Duration: 1 hour
For a full line up of performances, booking details & more information, visit www.comedyfestival.co.nz