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The Crowd Poes Wilde

Aaron Jelley

Edgar Allan Poe. Oscar Wilde. A match made in heaven, or more likely, that other place.

Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe have united at last for an evening of beautiful insanity. Watch in wonder as Wilde spins philosophies on any topic you care to scream at him. Thrill as Poe weaves a tale of Gothic horror from nothing but a handful of the audience’s favourite words and a headful of whatever old timey recreational poison he most recently ingested. Weep as legend meets reality, and these titans of literature burn their reputations in one mad night of whimsy.

Never meet your heroes. Come watch them fall to pieces from a safe distance at Little Andromeda, October the Thirteenth.

 

After four years’ grounding in improvisational comedy, Aaron Jelley has spent the last year forging a reputation as one of Christchurch’s most exciting stand up comedians and, for better or worse, a wholly original act in New Zealand’s comedy scene. He is your best friend, your worst nightmare, your favourite child, your darkest secret. Aaron Jelley will steal your heart and feed it to you.

Aaron Jelley will make you laugh.

“Jelley’s face is the kind that can deliver a punchline with a well-timed twitch and he has the audience transfixed.” – Eleanor Strathern, Echoes from the Wings, Nelson Fringe Review

“Funny ” – Ben Hurley

“A dynamic, unpredictable performer and a wildly original, must-see act.” – Otago Daily Times

“One of the most exciting and original acts in Christchurch” – Grandpa Figs

1st Place, 2018 South Island RAW Comedy Competition

Edgiest Show, Nelson Fringe 2018

Best Newcomer, 2017 Christchurch Comedy Awards

Comedy Theatre

Sat 13 Oct
5:30pm
$15/$10

Aaron Jelley presents The Crowd Poes Wilde
[Mature/Adult]

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