7 Days

9:30pm – Friday, February 17 on TV 3

“It’s a Gas”, “Laugh-out-loud funny”, “professional idiots”. These are just some of the things people said about last year’s series of 7 Days. Now 7 Days is back, the brand new 7 Days 2012 season starts on Friday, February 17 th at 9:30pm on 3.

So what can we expect from 7 Days in 2012 we hear you ask. “The news changes every week, but 7 Days is staying refreshingly the same,” reveals producer Jon Bridges.

“The same Jeremy Corbett at the helm, with the same lovable team leaders Dai Henwood and Paul Ego, along with some increasingly familiar characters like Ben Hurley, Steve Wrigley, Jeremy Elwood, Michele A’Court and Cori Gonzalez Macuer.”

Make sure not to miss this, and so much more, when 7 Days returns to our screens on Friday, February 17 th at 9:30pm on 3.

It’s that time of year again.  Here are the seasons greetings from Mediaworks TV

Top-rating local comedy 7 Days and 3 News’ election coverage are two highlights of a strong month of growth for TV3, which saw significant gains in the key 25-54 demographic, while TV One continued to lose ground.

In November, TV3 grew it’s primetime share of the 25-54 audience by 15.8%, compared with the previous month, moving ahead of TV One, which dropped by 8.6%.

Top-performing programmes included 7 Days, The Graham Norton Show, NCIS, Inside Child Poverty – A Special Report, WannaBen, The X-Factor USA, Missing Pieces, as well as movies I Robot and It’s Complicated. 

MediaWorks’ Group Managing Director, Sussan Turner, says the 25-54 growth sets TV3 up for a strong finish to 2011, and bodes well for the New Year.

“It’s very pleasing to have success like this right across the primetime schedule from comedy and drama to entertainment and documentary.  These results are a testament to Director of Programming, Kelly Martin, News and Current Affairs Director, Mark Jennings, and their teams, and demonstrate our two-channel strategy is paying off.

“I’d also like to congratulate everyone involved with 7 Days, which was November’s No. 1 show, and pay tribute to the entire 3 News team for the quality of our top-rating Decision ’11 coverage.”

7 Days was the No. 1 programme in November for the 25-54 audience, across all networks.

TV3 reached another 25-54 milestone when 3 News’ Decision ’11 election special won the 25-54 demographic from TV One for the first time in the network’s history.  Presented by John Campbell and Duncan Garner, the election special was watched by 23% more 25-54 year-olds than TV One.**

Due to popular demand the 7 Days LIVE Tour has confirmed a second show for the Hamilton people! 

The 4th of November will see the 7 unruly comics back in town for their two-part comedy show. The first half will see the comedians perform their own stand up when the second half will be the award-winning TV3 show format.

Did we just say award-winning? We did – Saturday 12th November at the Aotearoa Film and TV Awards saw the team pick up ‘Best Comedy’ with presenter Jeremy Corbett winning the ‘Best Presenter’ gong.

“Hamilton used to be a city that the 7 Days team would occasionally rib and poke fun at. As producer I always frowned on this, but as it saved my home town of Palmerston North being the butt of the jokes, I often turned a blind eye. Now Hamilton is our favourite city because the 7 Days Live show there was the first in the country to sell out. So we are coming back for another show. I’d like to say this new status will mean that Hamilton will no longer be taken the piss out of, but I can’t make that sort of promise”. Jon Bridges, 7 Days producer.

Ready yourselves for a fun filled night at the expense of whoever’s ended up on the news that week, with 7 comedians, 2 teams, 1 stage and 2 halves … with 7 Days – LIVE!

 

7 Days LIVE

Tickets – $45 (service fees may apply) 

Auckland: Bruce Mason Theatre, Nov Sat 26th, 7.30pm – www.ticketmaster.co.nz 0800 111 999

Hamilton: Clarence St Theatre 30th Nov & 4th Dec 7.30pm – www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 TICKETEK (842 53)

Napier: Napier Municipal Theatre 1st Dec, 7.30pm – www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 TICKETEK (842 53)

Wanganui: Opera House 7th Dec, 7.30pm – Bookings through 06 349 0511      

Wellington: Opera House 8th Dec, 7.30pm – www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

New Plymouth: TSB Showplace 9th Dec, 7.30pm – www.ticketmaster.co.nz 0800 111 999      

 

*Note – Jeremy Elwood will not be appearing in the New Plymouth show – replacing him for this show will be Jesse Mulligan

Its TV 3’s 7 Days, LIVE on stage!

The popular TV3 show is taking their on-set shenanigans straight to the people.  They will be travelling the North Island, performing in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Napier, Wanganui and New Plymouth through November and December.

The first half of the show is quick-fire stand up comedy from the 7 Days performers, and then the second half follows the popular television format, with the comics battling it out the best way they know how; taking the piss out of the news, the world and each other 7 Days-style. And don’t be surprised to see a local politician dragged onstage to get the 7 Days treatment.

“7 Days LIVE is a great combination of the individual comedians stand-up comedy, then a live uncut hour of 7 Days on stage in front of your eyes. If I can survive the week in a van with these guys it will be a memorable tour!” – Jon Bridges, Producer, 7 Days

Consistently one of the most watched programmes of the week on TV3, 7 Days is New Zealand’s most successful comedy show in many years.

With Jeremy Corbett taking his usual spot in the quizmaster’s chair, team captains Dai Henwood and Paul Ego will be ready at the helms; they will be flanked on tour by…

– FRED Award Winner and previous Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards presenter Ben Hurley.

– Billy T Award winner and frequent The Jono Project performer Steve Wrigley.

– Frequent guest on Radio New Zealand’s The Panel and continual Fringe favourite Jeremy Elwood

– 2011 Billy T Award nominee and performer in the upcoming AotearoHA – Next Big Things!, Urzila Carlson

Ready yourselves for a fun filled night at the expense of whoever’s ended up on the news that week, with 7 comedians, 2 teams, 1 stage and 2 halves … with 7 Days – LIVE!

 

7 Days LIVE

Tickets – $45 (service fees may apply) 

Auckland: Bruce Mason Theatre, Nov Sat 26th, 7.30pm – www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Hamilton: Clarence St Theatre 30th Nov, 7.30pm – www.ticketek.co.nz

Napier: Napier Municipal Theatre 1st Dec, 7.30pm – www.ticketek.co.nz

Wanganui: Opera House 7th Dec, 7.30pm – Bookings through 06 349 0511      

Wellington: Opera House 8th Dec, 7.30pm – www.ticketek.co.nz

New Plymouth: TSB Showplace 9th Dec, 7.30pm – www.ticketmaster.co.nz      

 

*Note – Jeremy Elwood will not be appearing in the New Plymouth show – replacing him for this show will be Jesse Mulligan

9:30pm – Friday, September 23 on TV 3

After taking a few weeks off to recharge their batteries, the two funniest comedies on television return this week when The Jono Project follows 7 Days from 9:30pm on Friday, September 23rd on 3.

So what do the minds behind these shows have in store for you following their mid-season breaks? Only one way to find out – tune in to The Jono Project and 7 Days, screening from 9:30pm on Friday, September 23rd on 3.

9:30pm – Friday, May 13 on TV 3

This week sees Jeremy Corbett and two teams of New Zealand’s finest comic talents blast the last seven days of news out of the water for one last time this season as the finale of 7 Days screens on Friday, May 13th at 9:30pm on 3.

“This series has been a blast. Normally when you start getting to about episode eight of a series, you start thinking quietly to yourself, ‘oh, not another episode of this’ but 7 Days is a real adventure to shoot,” says Producer Jon Bridges about the series that’s established itself as one of New Zealand’s most critically and commercially successful comedy shows.

But despite his own hard work and dedication, Bridges is quick to point out that it’s in fact the rotating roster of comedians that make 7 Days the success it’s become.

“The comedians are so high energy; the studio is like a cage full of monkeys,” he says. “Sometimes the other producers and I look at each other and think ‘why didn’t we do a nice reality programme?’.”

That’s an easy one Jon – because we wouldn’t have had the laughs that 7 Days has provided. Make sure not to miss this season’s final episode of this hilarious 7 Days when the series screens on Friday, May 13th at 9:30pm on 3.

I’m watching 7 Days as I make this post and I can’t believe how bad the editing is and then when a new game is about to begin they go to a commercial break.

Now this is live at Sky City or somewhere like that so it’s obviously not going to be the same as it is when they’re in the studio, but to see the noticeable edits is just not on and as someone who has edited video in the past, I know how to make good video but they didn’t even hide the fact that this was, obviously, a rush job.

Shame on you, TV3.

A Comedy festival favorite and regular panelist on both TV3’s 7Days and Radio New Zealand’s The Panel, Jeremy is well known for serving up hilarious stand up infused with intelligence and thought.

Critics and audiences loved 2010’s show, Jeremy Elwood Thinks Too Much, calling Elwood “an immensely skilled comic artist, and at the same time a very thoughtful humanist philosopher” (Theatreview.org.nz) and naming it “Best Comedy” at the 2010 Dunedin Fringe Festival.

(un)common sense is a sequel, of sorts. It continues Elwoods’ bold take on nonconventional topics, finding the humour in the best, worst and weirdest parts of the world around us whilst always looking below the surface of what we might take for granted.

Elwoods’ festival shows are always an event, something more than a regular set in a bar or club, and this year promises to be no different, so even if you’ve seen him before, you definitely haven’t seen (un)common sense.

In 2010, Jeremy Elwood headlined comedy clubs across New Zealand, Sydney, Indonesia and Singapore as well as appearing regularly on NZ Television and radio.

In 2011, he continues to observe, question and dissect our society, and turn what he finds into comedy gold. If you want more from a standup show than blandness or whimsy, if you want to leave the venue with sore ribs from laughing and a sore head from thinking, and if you’ve ever wanted answers to those pesky questions we started withthis is the show for you.

 

AUCKLAND 

Dates:                                   30 April & 3 – 7 May, 8.45pm

Venue:                                 Upstairs @ The Basement, Lower Greys Ave

Tickets:                                 Adults $25, Conc. $22 

Bookings:                            0800 TICKETEK or www.ticketek.co.nz

 

WELLINGTON

Dates:                                   17 – 21 May, 7.00pm 

Venue:                                 The Garden Club, 13B Dixon St

Tickets:                                 Adults $25, Conc. $22 

Bookings:                            0800 TICKETEK or www.ticketek.co.nz

Friday night’s 7 Days will now be screening on Sunday at 10:30pm. Reel late with Kate will now be real late.