Fergus Aitken guarantees side splitting laughs

Fergus Aitken returns to Club Paradox in Nelson, then the Wholemeal Cafe in Takaka.

Fergus Aitken returns to Club Paradox in Nelson, then the Wholemeal Cafe in Takaka.

Wellington comedy favourite Fergus Aitken returns to Nelson on Friday night and Takaka next Friday night. The adults-only stand-up comedy show will feature Aitken's selection of adventures, fun facts and myths, with many of life's little mysteries expanded and completely exploded.

Fergus has achieved critical acclaim with his stand-up comedy shows, playing regularly at comedy clubs and events in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and beyond. Last year, he had the Nelson crowd roaring and he is looking forward to returning for more.

Aitken is also teaching a masterclass at Riverside Community on Saturday, focussing on mime and movement. 

With a stand-up comedy style based strongly in physical theatre and storytelling, he spins a yarn – and some of it's even true.

"I love observational comedy", Aitken says. "Some of the funniest things I've ever heard are true . . . like the actor who took herbal viagra which didn't work until the next day just as he went for his important TV audition . . . or the deer hunters whose bicycles were stolen by recently released, trained circus bears . . ."

In a varied comedy career spanning three decades and 15 countries, he has experienced many bizarre encounters with the truth… including several standing ovations at a nudist festival.

Fergus Aitken, Club Paradox, Bridge St, Nelson, Friday, $15, 8pm. Bookings (03) 548 7766. Movement & Mime Masterclass, Saturday, 11am - 2pm, Riverside Community, 289 Main Rd, Lower Moutere. $55. Bookings: 021 386487, info@fergusaitken.com. Friday June 9, $15, 8pm. The Wholemeal Cafe, 60 Commercial Street, Takaka, Golden Bay: Bookings (03) 525-9426. 

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