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Rhys Darby began his career in Christchurch, and the international comic is giving back to his home town with a special fundraiser performance at the Isaac Theatre Royal on December 5th.

Darby has rearranged his busy touring schedule to bring his popular stand-up show IT'S RHYS DARBY NIGHT! to Christchurch for one night only, donating all proceeds from the performance to The Court Theatre.

"It quickly became clear that Rhys is so popular that we couldn't possibly fit everyone wanting a ticket into Court One for one night," says The Court Theatre Chief Executive Philip Aldridge. "Fortunately the Isaac Theatre Royal very generously offered to host the performance - it's wonderful to have their support."

IT'S RHYS DARBY NIGHT! is a mix of stories from Hollywood delivered in Darby's trademark animated style and also introduces some of his latest characters. Park Ranger Bill Napier, UFOlogist Steve Whittle and Whale Watcher Ron Taylor.

A limited amount of pre-sale tickets are available from The Court Theatre (963 0870 or at on Friday October 15. General bookings are available from October 18th. Tickets are $40 and $45.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Darby has seen a meteoric rise from stand-up comic treading the boards around the world, to star of sitcom "Flight of the Conchords" and movies "Yes Man" and "The Boat that Rocked". Closer to home Darby has hosted C4's "Rocked the Nation", met gorillas on his TV One trip to Rwanda for "Intrepid Journeys" as well as appearance on TV3's "Radiradirah", "7Days" and of course as the face of mobile network 2 Degrees. Darby will be supported by Billy T Award Winner Chris Brain. Darby is touring the rest of New Zealand, culminating in a live DVD recording at the Auckland Civic theatre on December 18th. Further tour information is available from Awesomeness International (contact Rose Carnahan at or 022 6022183 IT'S RHYS DARBY NIGHT! is rated R16. IT'S RHYS DARBY NIGHT! - SPECIAL CHCH FUNDRAISER

Presented by Awesomeness International in association with The Court Theatre

Featuring Rhys Darby with support from Chris Brain

Performance Date: Sunday 5 December, 8pm Venue: The Isaac Theatre Royal Tickets: $45 (premium) and $40 (standard). All proceeds to The Court Theatre. Bookings: The Court Theatre Box Office, (03) 963 0870 or

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