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Dylan Moran: We Got This

The 'Black Books' star is bringing his latest comedy show to Wellington, complete with comic reflections on the last few chaotic years.
By Sarah Ward
November 28, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
November 28, 2022
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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 to Wellington  — to the stunning St James Theatre, in fact — in 2023 to give you another chance. As always, 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.

On Thursday, May 25, Moran will roll out his latest show We Got This, bringing his grumpily lyrical musings on love, politics, misery, and life's everyday absurdities to the capital. This marks his first full standup show since 2019's Dr Cosmos, which also came our way — and was available to stream earlier in the pandemic, too.

Given this tour's title, it's hardly surprising that Moran will be reflecting upon these chaotic times. That might sound like a standard comedy gig these days, but nothing about Moran's comedy is ever standard.

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