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Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Is Bringing His Live Comedy Show to Australia and New Zealand

The 'Road to Beijing' stand-up show is inspired by the star's lifelong attempt to become a figure-skating prodigy
By Libby Curran
July 29, 2019
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Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Is Bringing His Live Comedy Show to Australia and New Zealand

The 'Road to Beijing' stand-up show is inspired by the star's lifelong attempt to become a figure-skating prodigy
By Libby Curran
July 29, 2019
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Feeling like you need a little more fabulousness in your life? Get set for this summer, when Australia and New Zealand score their very first taste of stand-up from Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness. Emmy Award-nominated television personality, hit podcaster and hairstylist to the stars, the multi-talented Van Ness is bringing his Road to Beijing tour to our corner of the world, hitting Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in February 2020.

Van Ness is perhaps best known for his role in Netflix's new Queer Eye reboot, where he's guru for all things grooming, hair and self-care. He also starred on the popular Emmy Award-nominated Game of Thrones recap series Gay of Thrones, and has a podcast called Getting Curious, which recently took out the iHeart Radio Award for Best LGBTQ Podcast.

Outside of all that overachieving, Van Ness is also combining two other passions – figure skating and stand-up comedy – to hilarious effect, for his Road to Beijing stage show. Inspired by a lifelong goal of becoming a figure-skating prodigy in time for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, the live show is set to deliver a healthy dose of realness, mixed with plenty of feel-good stand-up. Though it's only his first comedy tour, Road to Beijing has proved a sell-out success, as it hits venues across the UK and the US.

The Queer Eye team at Yass in NSW

ROAD TO BEIJING TOUR 2020 DATES

Auckland — The Civic, Sunday, February 16
Christchurch — Town Hall, Tuesday, February 18
Brisbane — BCEC Great Hall, Thursday, February 20
Melbourne — Plenary Theatre, Saturday, February 22
Perth — Riverside Theatre, Tuesday, February 25
Sydney — First State Super Theatre, Friday, February 28

Tickets for Jonathan Van Ness' Road to Beijing tour go on sale at 2pm on Friday, August 2 via TEG Dainty.

Published on July 29, 2019 by Libby Curran

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