RAYBON KAN IS COMPLETELY UNCALLED FOR
at Concert Chamber - Town Hall, THE EDGE, Auckland
From 11 May 2012 to 12 May 2012
Downstage Theatre, Wellington
From 15 May 2012 to 19 May 2012
Reviewed by: Maryanne Cathro;
THEY TRIED TO CENSOR HIM. HE SAID: CENSORSHIP IS FOR P***IES!
Fresh from a bruising news cycle in 2011, when he was water-boarded inside the tumble-dryer of New Zealand's mainstream media, Masterton's favourite Asian provocateur returns in 2012 – defiantly humorous, washing-line sharp and violently ethical.
Having been called IN(appropriate), OUT(rageous) and OFF(ensive), Raybon's latest show promises once again to be EDGY(cational).
Carefully fermenting ideas from the live culture of Twitter, Raybon adds condensed honesty, PowerPoint and wry ice, to create spontaneous combustion upon the comedy stage.
The esteemed author of such political pottery as 'The Official Mug of Non-Racism' (Available Only in White); and the lyricist of the religiously-inclusive song 'Do They Know It's Ramadan?', Raybon has recently completed an extensive tour of small towns, also known as ‘the drive up from Wellington.'
Galloping head-long against complacency, Raybon jousts helmetless against the forces of Conservatism, King & Country. It may be unseemly. It may be unbecoming. Certainly, he's completely Uncalled For.
“He seems to have a compulsion to dig himself a hole – juicy stuff.” Theatreview
“Actually quite good.” Dominion Post
As part of the NZ International Comedy Festival 2012
RAYBON KAN – UNCALLED FOR
Dates: May 11-12, 7pm.
Venue: Comedy Chamber, 303 Queen St.
Tickets: Adults $25/ Conc. $22.50/ Group $19.50
Booking: 0800 BUY TICKETS or www.buytickets.co.nz
Duration: 1 Hour
For a full line up of performances, booking details & more information, visit www.comedyfestival.co.nz