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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


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

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

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

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

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

Sat 23 NOV, 10.30 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

Mon 2 & Tues 3 Dec, 7.00 PM
Tall Poppies presents HAWK

It is the year 2120 and HAWK is a decrepit spaceship from Earth. Earth has perished and the humans onboard HAWK are the last humans in the universe. The Empire wish to impose an Interplanetary Tax on all planets in the universe, to stop interplanetary movements and garner them some revenue. HAWK - without a planet, have avoided the Interplanetary Tax so far and are now on The Empire’s Most Wanted list.

Entry: Tickets $12 available  from HERE and Globe Box Office

Wed 4 DEC, 7.30 PM
Miriam Clancy - Astronomy Album Release Tour

After a decade between records, Miriam Clancy’s third album, Astronomy, marks her return to the musical landscape. For longtime fans, Astronomy is a reintroduction and a reinvention. Its ten songs represent a cathartic fork in the road borne out of existential crisis and the new territory is evident. Crafted over a couple of years in New York City with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Astronomy is laden with swooning electric guitars, Wurlitzers, early 90’s drum machines and analogue synths.

Entry: Tickets $9 (plus booking fees) from Under The Radar

Fri 6 Dec, 7.00 PM
Sing, Sing Sing! With The Harmonettes 

Come along and join The Harmonettes (Palmerston North Girls High School) in their final performance together. The concert will feature vintage Jazz tunes from The Harmonettes, as well as guest singers Erna Ferry and Hadyn Tinsley. 

Entry: Tickets $10 available  from HERE and Globe Box Office

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: Tickets $37 available HERE or at Globe Box Office

THU 16 JAN 2020, 7:30PM
Scott Cook

A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Canada's Scott Cook has managed to distill the stories collected over a decade of near-incessant touring across Canada, the USA, the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. He brings humor, a disarming honesty, years of roads, and a deep love of humanity to his songcraft and storytelling. Cook's songs are true stories set to music, drawing on influences from folk, roota, country, soul and blues. This is a music event not to be missed!

ENTRY: Tickets $20 available HERE from Thursday 7th November 2019 or at Globe Box Office


FRI 17 JAN 2020, 7:30PM

Les Poules a Colin pushes further the exploration of alloys between Quebec folk and the mix of indie, jazzy, pop, bluegrass and contemporary styles. They immerse us in their universe through original compositions, sophisticated arrangements, harmonic progressions and reinvented traditions. The bi-lingual band injects exuberant color into the folk traditions of Canada, Quebec and Appalachian heritage, taking the roots that they have grown from and spinning their foundations into movement. The result is a mature, well-controlled music filled with emotion and surprising freshness relevant in today's shifting climates.

ENTRY: Tickets $20 available HERE or at Globe Box Office

WED 29 JAN 2020, 7:30PM
Andy Irvine 

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truely great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as a tradition in himself. Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his individual performing skills throughout his 54 year career. 
As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence - Woody Guthrie. His repertorie concists of traditional Irish songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs. Andy is like an old friend. 

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

Fri 27 MAR 2020, 7.30 PM
The East Pointers - Yours to Break Tour with Special Guest Lucy Farrell

The East Pointers have always been musically complex and technically brilliant, the core is definitely traditional Celtic, but on the new album, fiddle tunes are grounded in complex rumbling bass lines, a dirty Americana exploration turns on a dime into a lighthearted guitar feature with flamenco reference palmas, playful keyboard tones turn traditional solos into urgent dance-party journeys, and off-the-leash festival jam sessions give rise to vocal numbers that are either perfect pop songs or moving tributes to the home and people they love. Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion), Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charron (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, have made sure their new album Yours To Break (out October 25th) will light a path for a new generation of music lovers who don’t care for labels.

What We Leave Behind was one of the international standout albums of 2017, nominated for the Traditional Roots Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards and attracting over four million streams on Spotify. In the short time between their 2015 JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory and the upcoming Yours To Break, the band has performed over 450 shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Europe, Mexico, the USA, and Canada.

This is an event not to be missed!

ENTRY: Tickets $40 available HERE or at Globe Box Office