Free Stuff03.02.16

[CLOSED]: Billy T Jams

Hosted by 2014 Billy T Award winner Guy Montgomery, this Friday sees a showcase of this year's Billy T nominees, Alice Brine, David Correos, James Malcolm, Laura Daniel and Matt Stellingwerf.

Comedian by night and Software Analyst at Xero by day, Alice Brine is a rapidly rising star on the comedy circuit. She was recently handpicked to be the support act for Anchorman’s David Koechner. This Wellingtonian’s captivating stage presence and quick-witted, high-energy style makes her a crowd favourite. Her show at the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival, How to Fold a Fitted Sheet with Daniel John Smith, had a sell-out season and together they were nominated for the Best Newcomer award.

David Correos considers himself an ethnic chameleon. From a Filipino family, he grew up in Woolston, Christchurch. A graduate of Hagley Theatre Company, an international weightlifting champion, he can also down two litres of milk in less than two minutes. David’s now an almost-famous YouTube sensation known for his costume tutorials, trivial rantings and insightful life advice. His Miley Cyrus 2013 VMA Costume Tutorial on YouTube has had over 871,000 views. He was a RAW Comedy Finalist, a finalist in the 7 Days Apprentice and was then nominated for Best Newcomer with his first solo NZ International Comedy Festival show in 2015.

James Malcolm's dream in life is to make it big enough to get on the Wellington High School 'Wall of Fame', which currently holds no one that he recognises. James took part in the New Zealand Comedy Trust Class Comedians high school programme when he was 17 years old; and won the national 2014 Raw Comedy Quest just a year later. His dream husband is Chris Warner from Shortland Street and he worships at The Church of Miley Cyrus.

Originally from Palmerston North, Laura Daniel moved to Auckland six years ago and now writes and stars in both TV3's Funny Girls and Jono and Ben. She brings to life a menagerie of fabulous comedy characters. Laura’s a core cast member of improv comedy group Snort and has been voicing cartoon character Riley in Mukpuddy’s new series The Barefoot Bandits. Over the last year she has performed in a range of theatre, stand-up, sketch and improvised shows at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival; and won Best Performance in Comedy at Auckland Fringe Festival.

Hamilton-born and Wanganui-raised, a farmer’s son and trained criminologist, Matt Stellingwerf is a man of contradictions. He expertly brings these contradictions to the stage with his low-key style and confidence. He finds humour in topics as diverse as Norse mythology, history, sex, Shakespeare, and this crazy interview he once conducted with a serial killer on Death Row. Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, was Best Newcomer nominee at the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival and was also a Billy T Award nominee in 2015.

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