Weekend Riot kicks off Arj's NZ season

With an opening quip to Auckland audiences that he was the only cast member of Flight of the Conchords to return the NZ International Comedy Festival’s phone calls, Arj Barker held Auckland and Wellington audiences in the palm of his hand this past weekend.

With the NZ International Comedy Festival 2011 now underway, it was Barker who was asked to host both Auckland’s Visa Comedy Gala (which screened on TV3 this past Sunday, winning its timeslot again other television networks) and the Visa First Laughs event in Wellington. Both shows proved a testament to Arj’s storied comedic path – keeping audiences elated and even, in some respects, stealing the show.

It wasn’t as if the California native-slash-Perrier Award Winner (“Best Newcomer” 1997) had to steal the show either. Arj’s season at this year’s festival kicks off Thursday 5th May at the SKYCITY Theatre with Eleven; an hour of the inventive stand-up comedy for which he is known and loved.

Join Arj as he fearlessly tackles 11 of the most controversial topics around, including 3D movies, Death, Google Maps and prawns. If you’ve seen him before, you know you won’t be disappointed.



4 May, 8:30pm

The Opera House

111-113 Manners St, CBD

0800 TICKETEK (842 5385)

Adult: $36.50 Conc $33.50/ Group 10+ $33.50




Thu 5 – Fri 6 May, 9pm


Level 3, cnr Wellesley St West & Hobson St, CBD

0800 TICKETEK (842 5385) 

Adult: $36.50 Conc $33.50/ Group 10+ $33.50



(From a press release)

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