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Ray Shipley Tries Their Show For The First Time

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I'm very pleased to be able to add a second night! You can now buy tickets to Thursday 19th April by following the link to eventfinda above. Thank you all heaps for your support!


Very soon, I’m heading to the bright and overwhelming lights of Auckland (I get overwhelmed easily) to bring my debut comedy show to the NZ International Comedy Festival. Before that, I’m going to try it out here in Christchurch, in the decidedly more comforting light of the Darkroom, in front of you – the people I know and love and trust*.

Please come.

Below is the description of the show I am attempting.


Ray Shipley (Highly Commended, 2017 RAW Comedy Quest; Breakout Performer of the Year, Christchurch Comedy Awards 2017) has long been overwhelmed by what to say at parties, choices in the toothbrush aisle, gender identity, death. You know, the small stuff.

Then He & She, a 1950’s relationship advice book for teenagers, put it all into perspective. Ray passes on these wise gems of sage enlightenment to you in their debut show – an hour full of laughs, advice, heartbreak and stories of living a He & She kind of life.


*You do not actually have to be a person I know and love and trust to come to this show.


Show starts at 7.30pm