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Fri 18- Sun 20 Oct, session times vary
National Young Performers Awards 2019

2019 is the 43rd year of the National Young Performer Awards. The competition starts with the exciting Troupe section.
Dancers from all over New Zealand will battle it out in front of our panel of International judges to be named the National Troupe/Group for 2019.
Palmerston North will be bursting at the seams as up to 60 Troupes with more than 670 dancers, hit the Stage on Friday 18th October. Stay for the weekend and be part of a Competitions Festival of 130 elite young performing solos artists, aged between 15 and 25 yrs from all over New Zealand as they compete at the National Young Performer Awards, hosted by Performing Arts Competitions Association of NZ (PACANZ) Palmerston North Dance Assn & Manawatu Performing Arts Competitions Society.

ENTRY: Tickets $10-$40 available from Ticket Rocket

Sun 20 Oct, 2.00 - 4.00 PM
Sue Pugmire and friends presents Electric Fence (to be held in Gallery 5 at Te Manawa)

If you missed us the first time around-here’s your chance: from the early 1980’s -PN Folk Rock Group “Electric Fence” is back!! featuring Sue, Jude Douglas, & Simon Burgess. They will be performing  old favourites & new, with 3-part harmonies, guitar, bass, mandolin & fiddle. McGarrigles, Women’s Heart, Richard Thompson, Moving Hearts, Christy Moore & much more.

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation of $5

Thurs 24 OCT - Sat 9 NOV, 7.30 PM - Sun 3 NOV, 2.00 PM Matinee 
Swingers

Old Golfers Never Die, They Just Lose Their Balls! Golf: a game so annoying it was invented by God to punish people who retire early.  Ralph, Archie and George have been golf buddies for donkeys’ years and now they’re retired and spending more time than ever on the course and in the 19th hole.  Their handicaps are higher than ever and their morale is low.  Their long-suffering “golf widows” have had enough.  The girls want to enjoy their golden years and put some spice back into their lives.  Can these old timers get their marriages out of the bunker?  Who will win the battle of the sexes?  Will the game drive a wedge between them?  Is there sex after sixty five?  This hilarious new comedy promises to be right on the ball for both lovers and haters of the “gentleman’s game”.  50 Shades of Grey Hair.

ENTRY: Tickets $25 ($20 standby avail. 15mins before show if not sold out) available HERE or at Globe Box Office

Tues, 22 Oct, 5.30 PM
Women in Business monthly event

Guest Speaker: Aimee Perrett, Braveheart Aotearoa

ENTRY: Registration and tickets $25 available HERE. 

Thurs 24 OCT, 7.30 PM
The Good Girl Song Project presents Voyage

The Good Girl Song Project is excited to bring their musical production ‘Voyage’ to New Zealand for the first time. This semi-staged ‘folksical’ sits somewhere between ballad opera and song cycle. The crystal clear song-writing incorporates both original and well-loved traditional folk tunes and showcases a fresh female perspective of the Australian settlement story. The work is written by Helen Begley and based on the academic research of Dr Elizabeth Rushen.

The show places itself in Australia’s complex colonial past. In the midst of convict boats arriving each week from Britain, a different cargo leaves for Australia. On board are 287 single and free women. They have been promised good wages, good work and good marriage prospects in the new colony but to claim their new life they must first survive the Voyage and then the Colony.

Presented by four accomplished performers of Australian folk:- Penny Larkins (Aus- vocals) Penelope Swales, (Aus- vocals/whistles) Jamie Molloy (our sneaky kiwi NZ- vocals/concertina/whistle) and Helen Begley (Aus- vocals/guitars) the story of these women is impeccably framed musically.

The Good Girl Song Project has produced the CD, “Voyage”. It was recorded in one day at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne and engineered and co-produced by Lachlan Wooden. The CD is available at each show and can also be purchased in digital formats. We also be carrying copies of one of Liz Rushen’s accounts of our girls; “Single and Free”

ENTRY: Tickets $25/$15 concession/$50 family available HERE or at Globe Box Office

Fri 25 OCT, 10.00 AM
The Good Girl Song Project Workshop!

The Good Girl Song Project team present a song writing workshop opportunity. The workshop is a profoundly deep experience for participants and is led by Helen Begley. Participants are invited to share women’s stories from their personal and community history or encouraged to imagine themselves into a history story. Using hands on group work and practical exercises, members of the cast will lead participants through a creative process to write a song with your characters.

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 concession available HERE or at Globe Box Office

Fri 25 Oct, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night: Remi Sans Famille

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Follow a 10 years old orphan boy travelling around France working as an acrobat. On this long journey, he will meet a lot of people who will help him find who he is, and where he comes from. Movie is screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sat 26 Oct, 6.30 PM
Cello & Guitar Duo, Latin American and Spanish Music Programme

Presented by Massey University, the Cello & Guitar Duo are performing at The Globe as part of Spanish Week/Semana del Español 2019! This is a music event not to be missed!

More information about Spanish Week, including events to be hosted in Palmerston North can be found HERE.

From 6.30pm, Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE

Sun 27 OCT, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Lindsay Yeo (Baritone) with Guy Donaldson (Piano)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Thurs 31 OCT & Fri 1 NOV, 8.00 PM
The Boom Boom Room Burlesque presents Trick or Treat

The pumpkins are carved, the treats are prepared and Lola and the Boom Boom Room beauties are ready to scare the pants off you! Trick or Treat is a high camp romp full of werewolves and witches and things that go bump and grind in the night.

Scream in delight at the devilish Lucky Bang Bang, fall under Havanna Ciggaro's bewitching spell, howl at the moon with Hollie Berry and witness Costa DeMillion wake the dead with her scandalous shimmy.

Lola will be there of course creeping about and making sure you all get your Halloween treats! Join us for the most thrilling boo-lesque ever!

ENTRY: Pre sale tickets $37 available HERE or at Globe Box Office

Sat 2 NOV, 2.00 and 7.00 PM
Tall Poppies Group presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare

Tall Poppies Drama Collective presents the senior end-of-year show. Come along to support local talent and at only $5 entry via door sales, this is gonna be an affordable family reat.

ENTRY: Door sales only $5.

Sun 3 NOV, 9.30 - 11.30 AM
Inna Segal - Heal Your Body, Heal Your Life (first of two workshops on this date)

Inspire Me is incredibly excited to host Inna Segal - Internationally recognised healer, professional speaker and award-winning author of The Secret Language of Your Body, and other titles as part of her first New Zealand Tour.

ENTRY: More details and tickets for the workshop are $40 per person available HERE or at Globe Box Office. 

Sun 3 NOV, 1.00 - 5.00 PM
Inna Segal - Creating a Potent Daily Healing Practice (second of two workshops on this date)

Inspire Me is incredibly excited to host Inna Segal - Internationally recognised healer, professional speaker and award-winning author of The Secret Language of Your Body, and other titles as part of her first New Zealand Tour.

ENTRY: More details and tickets for the workshop are $120 per person (usual price $275) available HERE or at Globe Box Office. 

Mon 4 NOV, 7.30 PM
Due South Touring presents Missy Raines Trio featuring George Jackson and Ben Garnett

From Nashville TN, with a smokey and seductive alto, 7 Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, heads up this all-acoustic ensemble.

"holding onto the anchor of bluegrass while pushing steadily at the boundaries" Country Standard Time

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available HERE or at Globe Box Office.

Sun 10 NOV, 3.00 PM
Welcome to the Death Cafe 

Jan Bolwell's new play about euthanasia, called Welcome to the Death Cafe, opens at BATS theatre in Wellington on Tuesday November 19th. This is a preview performance at the Globe!

ENTRY: Tickets $20/$15 available HERE and from Globe Box Office soon!

Weds 13 NOV, 7.30 PM
Aroha Quartet with Diedre Irons play Unbound 

Our programme begins with Haydn's String Quartet in C Op 33 No 3. Nicknamed 'The Bird', this is a graceful and light-hearted work. It contrasts well with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE and from Globe Box Office soon!

Comedy Festival Standby Pass

The ultimate way to experience Comedy Fest! The Standby Pass allows you to go to any 5 shows of your choice* for the low, low price of $50.
To use this pass just show up 15 minutes before your show starts to exchange it for a ticket**. Simple!
*Excludes entry to Guy Williams
**Entry is subject to availability

ENTRY: Tickets $50 available from HERE and Globe Box Office

 

Fri 15 NOV-Fri 22 NOV, dates & times vary
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Best Of The Fest

The best way to get a sample of some of the comedians at Comedy Fest.
Drop by for a stand-up lucky dip as we bring you the best of the fest. Take a $10 gamble and see who's on the lineup for tonight.
Fri 15 & Sat 16 Nov, 5.30PM, Tues 19 Nov, 5.15PM, Wed 20, Thurs 21 & Fri 22 Nov, 5.30PM

ENTRY: Tickets $10 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 15 NOV, 6.30PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Tron Jovi-Longer & Stronger

Tron Jovi are back in Palmy and like any fantasticly successful show biz act, they've lost half of last year's line up that featured in the inaugural Palmy fringe festival to party related attrition. Dan Sage and Joseph Scott are NZ comedy's best secrets, having both featured on line line ups at the classic in Auckland as we as fostering a growing young comedy scene in their native Hamilton, they're ready to rock Palmy longer and stronger this time round.

ENTRY: Tickets $15 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 15 & Sat 16 NOV, 7PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Sam Smith-Live in Concert

Sam Smith is a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. But enough about him. Fresh from a sell-out season at the NZ International Comedy Festival, kiwi comedian Sam Smith is in town for one night only to claim back the name that was so wrongly stolen from him. Sam is the warm-up act for TV shows 7 Days, Dancing With The Stars and The Project. He has written for all those shows, as well as Wellington Paranormal and Jono and Ben.

ENTRY: Tickets $20/$15 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 15 NOV, 8PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Guy Williams-Full Head of Steam
Guy Williams is back! Some of you might not have even noticed that he was gone, or even realised that he was here in the first place, that doesn’t matter… he’s back!
The star of the critically acclaimed “New Zealand Today” web series and TV show takes a short break from his busy schedule of arguing with people on the internet to make his self-described “triumphant” return to Palmerston North.

“A great hour of comedy” - TheSpinoff.co.nz
“Bloody funny” - Radio New Zealand
"Almost as bad as Reece Darbie and Flight of the Concords (sic).” - Kiwilad, Stuff.co.nz comments section.
Billy T Award - New Zealand International Comedy Festival
“Best Comedian" - Metro Magazine
“Funniest Male Comedian" - TV Guide

ENTRY: Tickets $30/$25 available from HERE and Globe Box Office

Fri 15 & Sat 16 NOV, 8.15PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: TRUE STORIES And other stuff that probably isn't... Written & Performed by Fergus Aitken

Wellington comedy favourite Fergus Aitken brings an adults-only show that will leave you in stitches. Fergus has achieved critical acclaim, playing regularly at comedy clubs and events around NZ.

More details and Tickets $18/$15 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. 
This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 15 NOV, 9.15PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Chris Ingham is Available for Children's Parties

Trying to be a political comedian was sure having its moments. On stage, online, it seemed the only place his jokes weren't working out was at home with his kids. So he decided to rebrand for a younger audience. Join Chris Ingham (nominated Best Male Performance Palmy Fringe 2018) in his attempt to remould his act and make himself available for children's parties. 

'I don’t know anything about Pokemon but I’m sure this is awesome' - David Seymour

ENTRY: Tickets $10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 15 & Sat 16 NOV, 9.30PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Get (EVEN) Better Work Stories

Outrageously funny and disturbing workplace stories from experienced veterans of New Zealand comedy! 'Get (Even) Better Work Stories' will make the Police jealous that they don't have our jobs. Featuring Daniel Shenton, Jarred Bosecke, Tito, Vitali Joseph and MC'd by Ants Heath.


More details and Tickets $20/$15 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 15 NOV, 10.30 PM 
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: The Bucket Comedy Show

A comedy lineup show but not as you know it. Comedians bring their jokes and the Bucket will tell them HOW to deliver the jokes. 
Hosted by Nathan Jo-Bry and featuring a lineup from across the festival.

ENTRY: Pre-sale tickets $10 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. (Door Sales $15). This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Sat 16 NOV & Mon 18 NOV, 8PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Morgan Hunter-Bell-What's The Deal with Graham Reaper?

After a momentous debut in Palmy Fringe and winning Comedy Hub's "Golden Gag" award in 2018, Graham Reaper returns to explore "what's the deal" with the world at large, and perhaps even what the deal is with Graham himself!
In 2008, Annette Positive first sat down to interview the reclusive, world-renowned Pop Artist, Baron Belvedere Von Iceman. In 2019 they reunite to explore new trends, and what Bev's been up to for the last eleven years.
Presented by Morgan Hunter-Bell and Jessica Alder, this show contains elements of Stand-Up, Improv, and multimedia presentation.  

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Sat 16 NOV, 10.30PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Late & Live Laughs

Late-night line-up shows are where comedy comes to get chaotic. You never know who is going to drop in but you can be sure they will be great!
Hosted by 2 times Palmy Male Comedian of the year, Dylan Stewart, and featuring both local talent and some of the top comedians from across New Zealand.

ENTRY: Tickets $15 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

 

Sun 17 NOV, 1.00 PM
Sparrowthon

“He’s good” - TV3     “Very good” - TVNZ        “He nails it” - Prime TV
Five critically acclaimed comedy shows, back to back, performed by one (insane) character comic.
DJ Trump: Half rally, half therapy session, Trump struggles to become a hip hop recording artist.
Becoming Trump: Trump dies in office and possesses an impersonator to continue his vision.
Fred From Featherston: Featherston’s former #1 male model works to become #1 at everything.
ENIGMA: A seduction class from the world’s greatest pick-up artist, motivational speaker, and lover.

de Sade: The man that gave his name to sadism opens his prison cell doors for the first time ever.
Come for one show or all five. This is a comedy marathon; can you last the distance?
R16.  Run time approx. 7 hours (incl. intervals between shows).

1x $30 ticket buys entry to every show. Tickets are non-transferable.
All shows 60 mins except Becoming Trump (90 mins, incl. 10 min interval).    

 

ENTRY: Tickets $30/$35 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. 

Sun 17 NOV, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Musica Viva Variety Concert

Palmerston North followers of violin virtuoso Hannah Fang will be disappointed to hear that she has had to cancel her scheduled concert at the Globe on Sunday November 17. Convenor of the series, Guy Donaldson, has however put together a Variety Concert of mainly classical music based upon the local music club Musica Viva (Live Music). Featuring Ingrid Vlieg, Diana Neild, Roy Tankersley, Maurice Quinn, Chris Dann, Christine Archer-Lockwood, Guy Donaldson + more, this concert is sure to please lovers of good music.

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)


Mon 18 NOV, 5.30PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: In Bad Taste!

We are inviting you to join us at the filming of New Zealand's newest comedy panel show, In Bad Taste! Loosely based on a popular card game, this quick-thinking, rude, crude show will have you rolling in the aisles (or writing a stern letter of complaint to the organisers - pens and paper will be provided). Be warned, the jokes will be - as the title says - in very bad taste!
Hosted by the degenerative duo, Nathan Cross and Dylan Stewart, and featuring both local and visiting comedians. (40 Mins running time)

ENTRY: Tickets $5 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

 

Mon 18 & Tues 19 NOV, 6.30PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Pat Goldsack's Moist Liaisons

The sequel to the Winner of Best Comedy, 2018 Palmy Fringe Festival
Who were the men mad enough to try to bring the country’s most promiscuous madam to her knees? Pat Goldsack has 87 years and a touring swingers club and brothel to her name. She’s had three men a day, four days a week, 52 weeks a year, for 60 years.

More details and tickets $25/$20 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Mon 18 & Tues 19 NOV, 6.45PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Bit of This, Bit of That

After sell-out runs of the Melbourne and NZ International Comedy Festivals, newly professional comedians Joshua Jack and Matty Fleet are hitting the road, trying to expand their fanbase beyond their immediate families. Join two very white guys with two very different styles as they showcase to the country; and possibly the world, what they’ve got to offer. A Bit of This, and a Bit of That.

ENTRY: Tickets $15 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Mon 18 & Tues 19 NOV, 8.15PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Alexander Sparrow is The Provocateur

As seen in Wall Street Journal (US). 
Award-winning character comic, Alexander Sparrow (Breakfast, The Project, Back Benches), returns to his stand-up roots. He’s played Trump, pick-up artists, and the Marquis de Sade – but now it’s time to get properly ruthless. Like your comedy quick, cutting, and cathartic? This one’s for you. 

More details and tickets $25/$20 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Mon 18 & Tues 19 NOV, 9.15PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: 
Mama Z: 113 Reasons Why Not
Mama Z (2017's joint winner, Best Female Comedian, Manawatu Milkies) is a functional adult who somehow still failed at adultery: she's been celibate for over a decade! But should that mean she fails at life? Join her as she debunks expectations, makes her own way and explores the pet excuses or theories some ironically call 'reasons'. Singles, this one's for you!
Content warning: Contains coarse language & adult themes.

ENTRY: Tickets $5 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. 

Mon 18 & Tues 19 NOV, 9.30PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: My Country

A Māori and a Pākehā come together; two outwardly diverse comics with paradoxically similar and hilarious perspectives on unity, stereotypes and political correctness. Come and laugh with us as we share stories and observations on living in Aotearoa, a place we all love to call home. You might just find you have more in common with your neighbour than you ever expected!

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass


Tues 19 NOV, 8pm
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Good Times featuring: The Man Simply Known as Bob
A show about everyday things and some not everyday things, from brunch to conspiracy theories.  

ENTRY: Tickets $10 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Weds 20 & Thurs 21 NOV, 6.45 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: George Fenn - Router Sidewalker

Note: This show is outdoors and involves light walking around the CBD.  
Discover the incredible world hidden beneath familiar streets and sidewalks. A unique fantasy tour with the one who walks on sidewalks; Router Sidewalker. You are invited to walk with the Sidewalker along the journey, wherever that may lead. Pack light.

Dress to the weather and wear suitable footwear.  

ENTRY: Tickets $10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Weds 20 & Thurs 21 NOV, 6.45 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Grin Reaper

What's it like to be a technologically challenged anthropomorphic personification with show business ambitions & a desire to decrease its workload? Dark humour aplenty mixed with lighter and almost romantic moments that almost immediately turn in unexpected directions as DEATH and friends including The Tooth Fairy and The Easter Bunny tell an accessible and funny story stretching from 334 BC to 2019 AD, largely concentrating on the 20th & 21st centuries.  For more information follow DEATH's Facebook page https://fb.me/DEATH.comedian.nz  

ENTRY: Tickets $15 available from HERE and Globe Box Office.This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Weds 20 & Thurs 21 NOV, 7.00 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Dan Brader - Alpha Fail

This latest hour deals with Dan’s desire to be the classic independent strong alpha male that all men strive to be but most men fail miserably to be. Dan’s life has been a bit of a wild, off the rails journey full of morally dubious escapades and moments of funny but nutty self destructive behaviour. Is there a comedian he hasn’t gotten into a drama with in NZ and Australia? Do all his relationships with women end in high drama? Come watch this wild raw new show all about Dan’s weirdo, blowout attempts to be the classic alpha male that all wind up in Dan being an “Alpha Fail”...It’s an incredibly honest, poignant, personal and funny show filled with Dan’s penchant for eye brow raising storytelling comedy.  

ENTRY: Tickets $10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Weds 20 & Thurs 21 NOV, 8.00 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Two Hearts: Palmerston North World Tour

After dazzling NZ, Australia and the UK... Laura Daniel (Funny Girls, Jono & Ben, 7 Days, Dancing With The Stars) and Joseph Moore (all those shows apart from Dancing With The Stars) bring their bombastic pop-comedy-duo to Palmy for the very first time. With distractingly catchy original music, wildly funny lyrics, and frankly, too much confetti - Two Hearts is an arena sized pop-concert experience in a medium-sized regional theatre. ★★★★★ “This generations Flight of The Conchords, but with bite.” – NZEP ★★★★ “Expectantly hilarious, and gloriously catchy” – NZ Herald “Creative, explosive joy.” – The Scotsman, UK 

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Weds 20 NOV, 8.15 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Daniel John Smith - Big Dumb Cats

Daniel John Smith returns from the Edinburgh Fringe with a new show about two word texts, a nameless cat, blood where it shouldn't be and a fashion show to die for. Who we are is shaped by what we have to accept and what we choose not to... Come hear some jokey stories about family, illness, cats, sexuality, buttholes, cats, and cat’s buttholes, from a man Art Murmurs called “A Comedy Craftsman”. "Darkly humorous... You will be entertained" - EdFringe Review "A very clever comedian" - Wellingtonista "A treat to watch... He has the goods" - The Ruminator "Hilarious" - KeepingupwithNZ.com "Laughs left right and centre... Make sure you go and see him" - Theatreview "Gags were great and Smith is definitely brave with his material" - North West End Best Newcomer 2016 - New Zealand International Comedy Festival Best Comedian 2015 - Wellington Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2014 - Wellington Comedy Awards  

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Weds 20 & Thurs 21 NOV, 9.00 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Grampy Joe

Other than having received a personal message from the Queen and being the most prolific Grandfather in the Universe except for the African Driver Ant, Grampy Joe has little to commend him. Brash, rude and utterly adoring (in a good way) of his many offspring, Grampy Joe presents a selection of stories from his memoirs, a tome that has not yet passed the scrutiny of any publishing house in the world. Come along to get his very different perspective on life.    

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Weds 20 & Thurs 21 NOV, 9.30 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: George Fenn - Solo Yeet

A spontaneous hour with experimental comic George Fenn. Make yourself at home in the unfolding mind behind G+Force, Sexy Ghost Boy and pedestrian cult classic Router Sidewalker. Its an hour of improv. By one person. Expect pretty much anything if it might be funny. Spirit of the NZ Fringe Outstanding Performer Christchurch Comedy Carnival.  

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10- available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Thurs 21 NOV, 8.15 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Unusual Subjects

A show that will pull you to pieces, and put you together again... Three of New Zealand's best up and coming comics explore the bigger themes in life, all while celebrating the small beauties and absolute randomness of it all. Join Camilo, Jamie (2019 RAW Quest Finalist) and Lane (2019 RAW Quest Finalist) on a journey as they explore, define and understand... Unusual Subjects  

ENTRY: Tickets $20 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 22 & Sat 23 NOV, 6.45 PM 
Palmy Comedy Festival presents Dylan Stewart: Conscious Ramblings
 

Watch Palmy comedian Dylan Stewart as his brain explodes on stage, exploring the world around him, delving into his pet hates and secret loves. Dylan Stewart is a 2x Comedy Male comedian of the year winner and was also nominated for Best Emerging Talent in the 2018 Palmy Fringe award.  

ENTRY: Tickets $10 availale HERE or Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 22 NOV, 7.00 PM 
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: The Bucket Comedy Show

A comedy lineup show but not as you know it. Comedians bring their jokes and the Bucket will tell them HOW to deliver the jokes. 
Hosted by Nathan Jo-Bry and featuring a lineup from across the festival.

ENTRY: Pre-sale tickets $15 available from
HERE and Globe Box Office. (Door Sales $20). This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 22 & Sat 23 NOV, 8 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: It's Been a While

Two stand-up comedians, Ray O'Leary (as seen on 7 Days, Jono and Ben, plus nominated for the Billy T) and Ben Macgougan team up together for a work-in-progress show. Come see some never-before-seen material that could never be seen again, in their first ever show in Palmerston North. It's Been A While! “Very funny” – New Zealand Herald “Showed a supreme mastery of using repetition to its absolute perfection” – The Ruminator Best Newcomer – 2016 Comedy Guild Awards
ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 22 & Sat 23 NOV, 8.15 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Nick Rado - Hungy, Hungry Hypocrites

After the sell out success of last years show Live, Laugh, Love. Nick Rado (Winner Best Comedy Writer Live Performance, NZ Comedy Guild Awards 2017, Nominee for Best Male Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards 2016 & 2017) returns to the Palmerston North comedy festival after a phenomenal year; making his debut on Australian Television on Foxtel’s The Comedy Channel and performing to a sold out Sydney Opera House for Just for Laughs Sydney. Nick Rado brings another side splitting hour of on-trend laughs not to be missed.  

ENTRY: Tickets $15 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 22 & Sat 23 NOV, 9.15 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Snap RuseWebsites - Pretty Good Jokes

Snap presented by RuseWebsites, the South Island's most prolific comedian, is returning to Palmerston Fringe with a brand new show, filled with some Pretty Good Jokes.  It's a pretty good show, for a pretty good price. Would be pretty good to see you there.     Snap's a pretty good comedian, as you can tell from this out of context quote from an average review, "Mr RuseWebsites is clearly a talented comic" - Theatreview. And his jokes have been shown to be pretty good too, "Leaves us roaring with laughter" - Art Murmurs. Here's something another pretty good comedian had to say about him, "Snap is unique piece of work. He is a very funny man with a very silly name. 10/10 would Snap again." - Jordan Raskopoulos, The Axis of Awesome.

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 22 & Sat 23 NOV, 9.30 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Brendhan Lovegrove - Bury me happy

2018 NZ Male Comedian of the Year, Brendhan Lovegrove, brings an hour of hard-hitting, observational, top-shelf stand up. Sold out last 3 New Zealand Comedy Festival shows. Fred Award winner 10 times New Zealand Male comedian of the year "Slick as hell with superb audience rapport." - The Scotsman

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Fri 22 & Sat 23 NOV, 9.30 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Still Individuals - 80/20, Brother! 

When taking the stage together, Morgan Hunter-Bell and Zac McCall are Still Individuals. What's the gimmick? "He's smart and I'm chill," says Zac. Hard to argue! Winner: Comedy Hub Golden Gag 2018 (Morgan) Winner: Comedy Hub Most Offensive 2018 (Zac) "Had everyone in tears of laughter" - the Best Man at a bachelor party we gigged at that one time.  

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Sat 23 NOV, 5.30 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: The Best of Parbaked LOLs 

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Sat 23 NOV, 7.00 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: Whose Country is it anyway? by Comedy Sutra 

A stand-up comedy show that brings to you Wellington’s exciting mix of comedians in a pack of 6. They are here to share some hilarious stories and experiences. One thing that binds them together is-New Zealand. Some of us moved here and some have always been here. Though we all call it home, get your tickets to find out-Whose country is it anyway? Presenting our six-pack fabs- Caleb Stowers Mike Fowler Sanjay Parbhu Sri Nair Sowmya Hiremath Tim Stannard This was sold out show in Fringe festival 2019-Wellington and half of the team in the show is from the popular Quick Before the Deport us! show from 2018

ENTRY: Tickets $15 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Sat 23 NOV, 10.30 PM
Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 Presents: The Big Late Festival Finale 

Late-night lineup shows are where comedy comes to get chaotic. You never know who is going to drop in but you can be sure they will be great!

Hosted by 10 times New Zealand Comedian of the year, Brendhan Lovegrove, and featuring both local talent and some of the top comedians from across New Zealand.

ENTRY: Tickets $20 available from HERE and Globe Box Office. This show is eligible for the Comedy Festival Standby Pass

Sun 24 Nov, 2.00 - 4.00 PM
Sue Pugmire and friends presents Circa

They’ve been scattered around the country, but Sue is pulling the ‘team’ back together. From the mid-1980s & early 90’s, Women’s originals & harmonies band: “Circa” -with Frances Anderson, Pamela Waring, & Helen Cox joining Sue, and with a possible  guest appearance from Jon Carson (piano) this means some great music...& cake for this special ‘reunion’ & to celebrate Fra’s ‘significant’ recent Birthday. 

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation of $5

Tues 26 NOV, 7.30 PM
Lloyd Cole from Rattlesnakes to Guesswork

Lloyd Cole has confirmed six New Zealand concerts in November for his “From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork” tour, with Lloyd Cole and the Commotions guitarist Neil Clark joining him on stage.

The duo will perform an entire career-retrospective of Cole’s songbook, reaching right back to the Commotions’ debut Rattlesnakes record and as far forward as his much anticipated new solo album Guesswork (out July 26, 2019).

Entry: Tickets $65.23 (inc booking fees) from Eventfinda

Fri 29 NOV, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sat 7 Dec, 5.00 PM
Kristin Reilly Dance 2019 Showcase

Come along and celebrate the year of dance at our end of year showcase. Prize giving will take place directly after the show. Children under three years are free (no seat!).

Entry: Tickets $8 (children under 3 free) available  from HERE and Globe Box Office

Sat 7 Dec, 8.00 PM
The Maes

Melbourne's The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) are figureheads of Australia's vibrant contemporary folk music scene. Sisters and songwriters Maggie and Elsie Rigby grew up steeped in music and have been steadily winning hearts across the globe. Their latest Nashville-recorded album Take Care Take Cover (2017) won them international critical acclaim including a 5 star review from The Australian. The Maes present their startlingly fresh take on Australian contemporary folk music incorporating intricate instrumental arrangements on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar, powerful original songs and breathtaking harmonies. Winners of The Age Music Victoria Folk Roots Album of the Year.

Entry: Tickets $25 (with group discount for 10+) available  from HERE and Globe Box Office

Sun 8 Dec, 2.30 PM
London Calling Rodger Fox

London Calling Rodger Fox is a show featuring singer/songwriter Andrew London who will deliver material wrapped in an easy-going and accessible Hot Club Swing package with occasional sallies into folk, blues and jazz, alongside the big band sound of Rodger Fox and vocalist Erna Ferry.  Special big band arrangements have been organised by some of Andrew's satirical songs and a few surprises along the way. 

London Calling Rodger Fox - one hell'va show.

Entry: Tickets $42/$48 available from HERE and Globe Box Office

Sat 14 DEC, 8.00 PM
Comedy Hub Presents The Christmas Edition of Sing it Wrong

The Comedy Hub presents a Christmas edition of Sing it Wrong.

Entry: Tickets $15/$20 available from HERE and Globe Box Office

Sun 15 DEC, 2.00 - 4.00 PM
Sue Pugmire and friends presents The Sue Pugmire Jazz Combo

To end this series, Sue is getting together with friends from  “The Sue Pugmire Jazz Combo” -& will be performing Jazz &  some Christmas Songs, to celebrate the season. Featuring Stephanie McKenzie (Saxes & flute); Chris Dann (pianos) & Jason Wilcox (guitar, bass) -a mix of Standards from their Latin, Swing, Ballads, Bebop & Blues repertoire with some “improv” to add to the fun. 

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation of $5

Sun 15 DEC, 5.00 PM
Kane Parsons presents All the Right Notes (not necessarily in the right order)

A comedic journey through classical music in the style of the great Victor Borge

The biggest draw-card of All the Right Notes is perhaps best captured in its subtitle: just not necessarily in the right order. Expect the unexpected.

Classical music will be transformed, redefined, and most importantly, made fun and funny.

ENTRY: More details and tickets $20-$30 available HERE or at Globe Box Office

Fri 20 DEC, 11.00 AM and 7.30 PM
Gilbert & Sullivan on tour

With singers from America, England and New Zealand, The Old Dairy Factory presents 'Christmas with Gilbert & Sullivan!'

Forget the shopping and come and enjoy the fun and laughter, where all the favourite tunes will be sung in an hour of pure delight! This is the same set that was played by this cast in Gilbert's House in Harrow, North West London, on many occasions, to great acclaim. With Sophie Morris - also Soprano (Christchurch) adding sparkle.

This one hour of delight, has the highlights from all the G & S best shows. Pirates to the Mikado! Indulge in the timeless classics and escape the rush of Christmas!

ENTRY: Tickets $20/$15 (including refreshements) available HERE or at Globe Box Office.

Fri 20 DEC, 8.00 PM
Lola and Friends presents Mixed Nuts - Fun, Frivolity and Fruitcake!

This Christmas Lola has gathered his most festive friends for a catastrophic Christmas comedy!

This cracker of a Christmas cabaret promises carol singers, burlesque beauties, comedic Uncles, Magic and plenty of fruitcake! Invite your Mum, tell your lover - heck bring the Vicar and come join in the fantastic fun!

ENTRY: Early bird tickets $30 available HERE or at Globe Box Office