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Mar 2011

New Comedy Show Celebrates Hero In All Of Us

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They say that there is a hero in all of us a myth that popular comedian Reuben Lee reflects on with his new stand-up show at this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival.

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They say that there is a hero in all of us, a myth that popular comedian Reuben Lee reflects on with his new stand-up show at this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival.

His new solo show Heroes follows the success of Full English which sold out at the festival in 2009 and 2010.

Lee says the aim of his show is to explore what a hero is from varying perspectives – starting with his views as a child to the ones he now holds as a 39 year old comedian.

“Heroes takes a look back at those I once looked up to, those who inspired and stood forward when told to step back.  I work my way from my perceptions as a kid obsessed with comic books in the 70s, through to the dance floors divas of the 80s and now I’m slowly on route to landing in the comfort of adulthood in 2011,” he says.

“Hopefully most of the audience will be able to relate to my observations and we can enjoy a few laughs along the way.”

Lee, who will perform four shows at the festival, is also contributing $5 from every ticket to Make-A-Wish New Zealand – an organisation that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Make-A-Wish Chief Executive Scott Simpson says the organisation is thrilled to be involved with Lee at this year’s festival.

“Every dollar of the portion donated helps us grant magical wishes for really special Kiwi kids here in our community.  We couldn’t make the magic we do without true super heroes like Reuben,” says Simpson.

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“The money raised from the show will be used in our wish granting activities – all money received will be tagged to a specific wish of a child aged between 3 and 17 with a life-threatening medical condition,” he says.

Lee’s show Heroes is part of the NZ International Comedy Festival.  For more information and to buy tickets visit www.comedyfestival.co.nz

Dates:              Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of May 2011

Start:               10pm

Venue:             Limelight Laugh Lounge

Tickets:            Single – $20, Concessions – $15

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