Take a trip into space with Rhys Darby
IT’S 2012 and the world has ended.
Comedian Rhys Darby wakes up on board a spaceship. It would appear he’s one of the lucky ones. A VIP ? Who knows?
Only Rhys can figure out how he managed to survive the armageddon, by looking back at his madcap journey through life.
In this brand new show, This Way to Spaceship, Rhys takes his audience on an autobiographical journey from meek geek to king of cool.
The show is a handy guide to living your life like you’re the champion no one has heard of. In the end, you might just find you’ve been invited to re-colonise another planet.
This Way to Spaceship recently won Rhys his native country’s highest comedy honour by picking up The Fred Award for best show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
It will be flying into this year’s Edinburgh Festival, following his first ever UK tour, which will be calling in at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday, July 14.
The show promises to combine everything Rhys is known for - surreal musings, hilarious stories from his life and a healthy dollop of nonsense and fantasy.
This Way to Spaceship is also an adaptation of Rhys’ debut novel.
Best known for his brilliant portrayal of Murray Hewitt in Flight of the Conchords, Darby was based in the UK as a stand-up comic for eight years before making the move to the USA.
He is known for his roles in Yes Man, opposite Jim Carrey, and The Boat that Rocked.
He has appeared as the lead in two romcoms, Lovebirds, opposite Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins and Coming and Going opposite Sasha Alexander (NCIS, Rissoli and Isles).
While basing himself between New Zealand and LA with his young family, he has written a book, starred in a now defunct US network sitcom, released his second stand-up DVD, it’s Rhys Darby Night, and learnt to drive an amphibious boat.
Rhys Darby can soon be seen in the new ITV1 show Mad, Mad World as a team captain, hosted by Paddy McGuiness.
Further information and tickets for the July Leeds Town Hall show are available by calling the city centre box office on 0113 2243801 or going to www. www.leedstownhall.co.uk
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