New Zealand Comedy Festival


Although making his first visit to New Zealand, Paul Sinha will need little introduction to local audiences. Perhaps best-known as "the Sinnerman" on the hugely-popular ITV quiz show 'The Chase' — seen here daily on TV One at 5:30pm — Paul has been a successful comedian for a number of years. As a club comedian, he has played every major comedy club in the UK, performed in eighteen other countries across the globe, and been thrice-nominated for Best Club Comedian at the Chortle Awards, winning in 2014. Paul has taken eight solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and toured the UK to sell-out houses. He has carved out a career in factual comedy — making programmes on cricket, the 2012 Olympics, the Magna Carta, and UK citizenship; and three series of the Rose d'Or-winning 'Paul Sinha's History Revision'. Paul has been ranked sixth in the UK at quizzing.

Saturday, 4 May — Saturday, 18 May, 7pm
Venue: The Classic, 321 Queen Street
Tickets: $25—$32
Book at (click on Gigs), or via 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)

Tuesday, 21 May — Saturday, 25 May, 7pm
Venue: Tapere Nui (Big Theatre) at Te Auaha, on the corner of Cuba Street and Dixon Street
Tickets: $25—$32
Book at iTICKET, or via 0508 ITICKET (484 253)

Paul will also be performing various extra shows, including two major gala shows. For full details on all shows, click here.