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Dylan Moran Is Bringing His New Comedy Show to New Zealand

The 'Black Books' star is touring the country this October.
By Sarah Ward
May 13, 2019
By Sarah Ward
May 13, 2019

The shock of unkempt hair, the Irish brogue, the misanthropic attitude: there's no mistaking Dylan Moran for anyone else. It was true in beloved British sitcom Black Books, when his on-screen alter ego abhorred mornings, ate coasters and claimed that his oven could cook anything (even belts). And it's definitely true of the comedian's acerbically hilarious live shows.

Moran is no stranger to New Zealand, but if you haven't guffawed at his bleak wit live, he's coming back late in 2019 to give you another chance. This time around, expect the kind of deadpan gags, wine-soaked insights and blisteringly sharp one-liners that've kept him in the spotlight since 1996, when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Edinburgh Fringe's Perrier Award.

In mid October, Moran will tour the country with his latest show, Dr Cosmos, bringing his grumpily lyrical musings on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life to three cities. Kicking off in Wellington and ending in Auckland, his upcoming visit marks his first New Zealand trip since 2015, when he was eliciting giggles with his Off the Hook tour. That mammoth effort took in a whopping 149 cities worldwide.

As well as his stint as the world's worst bookshop owner in Black Books, Moran has popped up in films such as Notting Hill and Shaun of the Dead, should you been keen to get watching (or rewatching) before his new gigs.

Nabbing tickets to his Dr Cosmos early is recommended — his shows usually sell out quickly.


Wellington — Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, Michael Fowler Centre
Dunedin — Wednesday, October 16, Dunedin Town Hall
Auckland — Friday, October 18, ASB Theatre

Dylan Moran's 'Dr Cosmos' tickets are on sale now. For more information, head to the AB Presents website.

Published on May 13, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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