Dai Another Day
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Tue 25 Aug ’09, 8:00pm||
|Wed 26 Aug ’09, 8:00pm||
Where: SkyCity Theatre, Cnr Victoria and Federal Sts, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: Elephant99
Widely recognised for his antics on C4 interviewing people on the street and taking his life and dignity in his own hands travelling around New Zealand and Australia, Dai Henwood has also had sell out shows at the Comedy Festival for the last three years becoming the biggest selling New Zealand act at the Festival.
We all know what that means, it’s time for a “Best Of Show” and what better than to do it in Dai’s favourite venue and record it for prosperity on a DVD. New Zealand comedy has come of age and Dai Henwood has been at the forefront, the little man from Wadestown has shown that we’re funny and we can do it right here in Aotearoa.
Dai’s popularity with such a huge cross section of the community is rooted in his everyman personality. He’s one of us, he’s with us and he’s really, really damn funny. He’s won all the accolades going starting with the Billy T Award in 2002 then the NZ Comedy Guild Awards for Best Male Comedian, Best TV Achievement and Best MC and in 2007 the Comedy Festival’s most prestigious gong, the Fred Award for Comedic Excellence. With almost nothing left he took out Best Local Show Auckland at the 2008 Comedy Festival Awards.
It’s not just New Zealand that has recognised Dai’s comedy talents either. 2008 saw a scout from Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival choose Dai to travel to Canada and perform in front of public and an array of North American scouts, TV and film producers. He became one of four New Zealand acts to ever be invited and became only the second to be chosen to screen on television after he stormed his set that was recorded for the Comedy Galas. This screened across Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia during early 2009.
But Dai will always be as Kiwi as Hokey Pokey ice-cream, jandals and L&P. He’s old school New Zealand and still spells school properly. He’s the RSA, the surf lifesavers and the local dairy mixed in with a whole lot of funny. You know you can have a couple of beers, get the neighbors to look after the kids, go see Dai Henwood, and you’ll have a bloody good time.
So over two nights in late September audiences will have a chance to see the best of Dai as he performs the shit out of it. This will be a show packed full of the best of Henny, smashing it all over the place and showing why he’s made a place for himself as one of New Zealand’s best comedians.