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The Thinking Peron's Idiot​

Last year Rusty brought you his smash-hit show "I Learnt Something Once", going on to take it nationwide and over the Tasman to widespread critical acclaim and audience delight.Fresh from a sold out show in the Nelson Fringe Festival, and a critically acclaimed run during Dunedin Fringe, Rusty brings his latest show, "The Thinking Person's Idiot", on tour around the country.He hates it when people bring it up, but Justin "Rusty" White is a critically acclaimed, multi award winning comedian. Who wouldn't be embarrassed by descriptions of his "virtually uninterrupted hour of laughter" show I Learnt Something Once, like "a gem of a show", or the somewhat over the top "finely polished masterwork" (Theatreview). How would you like being described as "can only be described as hilarious" (ArtMurmurs Wgtn). How would you recover from being "undoubtedly the highlight of the night" (Caclin magazine) then going on to win Best Comedian (2016 & 2017 Chch Comedy Awards)? All right, we get it! Jeez. Rusty wishes people would stop going on about it…"I don't want to labour the point, but this is a funny, funny, funny, funny, funny show" - TheatreviewStop it."Justin White is a hidden gem of a comic who deserves to be better known. If you see his name on a poster somewhere do yourself a favour and buy a ticket." - Nzcomedyreviews Akl"His dry, deadpan delivery complements perfectly the outrageous content of his stories for a combination that will make you ache with laughter" - TheatreView Dndn"Can only be described as hilarious" - ArtMurmurs Wgtn"A fearless mix of form and content, constructed with intention and intelligence" - EchoesFromTheWings NlsnWinner Best Comedian 2016/2017 Chch Comedy Awards Winner Best Male Comedian 2017 Go Media Comedy Carnival Winner, Best Gag Chch Comedy Awards 2017Winner, Best Show, Dunedin Frinch Awards 2017Winner, Best Out Of Town Show, Nelson Fringe Festival (w/ Georgina Sivier, for the play HER). Show also nominated for Best Script, Edgiest Show, Best Actress & Best Actor.​

Just the Gold​

Two time winner of Best MC and all around lovable scamp, Snap presented by RuseWebsites, takes you on a journey through the good stuff.You know, all the bits you’ve already probably heard too many times, and some old stuff you probably heard back in the day as well. For a lot of this material it will be a final farewell. Show your respects, and come say goodbye to some pretty acceptable jokes.​


Cori returns to Christchurch with a brand new show. Not only will he bring his unique brand of dry, sarcastic, observational and self deprecating comedy to the festival, he'll also be talking about mental health and sharing his own experiences about a subject that's still too taboo.As seen on 7Days, What We Do In The Shadows and Wellington Paranormal, this is a comedy show with a difference. Come listen, laugh, talk, cry or all of the above.​


Comedy Carnival... Christchurch’s festival of comedy! 

November 1st - 10th 2018

Go Media Comedy Carnival is Christchurch’s very own festival of comedy. With a vision for good comedy and an endless appetite for laughs, the Comedy Carnival is a melting pot of everything funny from stand-up to improv and everything in between.

Whether you're a spectator, an aspiring comic or a well-known face, come along and be part of a sure-fire good time. 

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