Fringe Bar

Sketch/Comedy with Hadley Donaldson

In a Wellington premier, Sketch/Comedy comes to the Fringe Bar stage. The capital’s top stand up comedians combine with one of New Zealand’s sharpest cartoonists for a spontaneous mix of stand up and visual comedy.

Sketch/Comedy is the creation of cartoonist/designer Hadley Donaldson. With no rehearsal Hadley illustrates jokes and stories on the fly, with just a laptop and a projector to help him. The comedians have no idea what will be drawn, and Hadley has no idea what they’re going to say, combining to make a unique never before seen show.

Hadley was the lead illustrator on Picture This! in the 2013 Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and discovered he had a knack for the rapid off the cuff visual riffing involved. He worked with many comedians across more than 40 shows, including Pete Holmes (The Pete Holmes Show), Michael Che (The Daily Show, SNL), Paul Provenza (The Aristocrats, The Green Room w/ Paul Provenza, Set List), Ronnie Chieng, Claire Hooper and many more.

MC for the evening is the award winning Jonny Potts. A veteran of the NZ International Comedy Festival, in 2015 Jonny won best comedy and best writing in the NZ Fringe and has been invited to take part in the Sydney Fringe Festival in October. An actor playwright and podcaster, his new show River Man will be making it’s debut on the Bats Theatre stage later this year.

With comedians:
New York’s Neil Thornton
2014 Wellington Raw Quest winner Daniel John Smith
2013 Wellington Raw Quest winner Nik Bruce-Smith
Canada’s Rob Harris
Alice Brine – sold out run at the NZ International Comedy Festival
Writer/comedian/DJ – Eamonn Marra
Nice guy – Adam Wright

Sketch Comedy