Friday 3rd March 8pm-9pm
Tickets $30 @ Eventfinda https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2023/ray-oleary-everything-funny-all-the-time-always/nelson
New Zealand’s funniest deadpan comedian Ray O’Leary takes his brand-new comedy across the country.
Ray O’Leary is serious about jokes. If his trademark suit and tie don’t tell you he means funny business, his
critical acclaim and audience responses sure do. O’Leary’s sharp writing and signature delivery have had
crowds across Aotearoa doubled over with laughter, whilst he barely moves a muscle. A regular comedian
on Have You Been Paying Attention? and 7 Days, O’Leary also appeared in a 2021 episode of Bill Bailey’s
Patriot Brains due to make a comeback with new host Sue Perkins in 2022. He can be seen in the TV series
Raised by Refugees, Golden Boy, and brand-new sketch show for kids My Favourite Dead Person for
which he is also a writer. His multiple sold out shows in the NZ International Comedy Festival received rave
reviews and he has twice been nominated for the prestigious Billy T James award (2020, 2017). He can be
heard on the hit Dungeons and Dragons podcast Waterdeep Mountain High with Nic Sampson, Alice
Snedden, Brynley Stent and Paul Williams; and the philosophy podcast Socrates Walks Into A Bar with Tim
Batt and Nick Rado (Best Comedy Podcast nominee – NZ Podcast Awards, 2022). O’Leary recently opened
for Rhys Darby, performed with Flight of the Conchords, and cracked over 600 gigs.
From Whanganui to sold out crowds at Auckland’s Civic Theatre, then back again (via the scenic route).
Ray O’Leary’s brand-new tour takes his nationally acclaimed wit to 10+ venues from Tauranga to Dunedin,
giving Aotearoa a sneak peek at his new show before it tours to Melbourne International Comedy Festival
in April, then returns to perform Auckland and Wellington for the New Zealand International Comedy
Festival. On the road for four whole weeks with a back-to-back schedule, the February – March tour is a
massive independent undertaking; determined to bring laughs to Golden Bay, Nelson, Christchurch,
Dunedin, Hawke’s Bay, Rotorua, Tauranga, Hamilton, Palmerston North, and O’Leary’s hometown of
Aotearoa comedy is making waves across the globe right now – and Ray O’Leary is one of our most
From the cult status of Taskmaster New Zealand in the UK to the global success of Rose Matafeo and the
online comedy specials of Guy Montgomery and Urzila Carlson, Aotearoa comedy is getting a whole lot of
hype. O’Leary has started making appearances on Australian television with Logie-award nominated
comedy panel show The Cheap Seats and Have You Been Paying Attention? – Australia. With so much
talent jam-packed into a small population, every live gig has the potential to make the next NZ comic A
Pretty Big Deal. Never miss an opportunity to see Aotearoa’s best at a venue near you – you will want to
say that you were there. Or you could just have a giggle, up to you.
Expect an hour of all-new, completely original jokes about things you never thought could be funny.