Get ready for a night of ferocious comedy from The Capital’s Funniest Bear.
Neil Thornton is a smart, funny, and occasionally very angry comedian who has performed all over the world: New York City comedy clubs, nudist resorts, cafes in Japan, and the Edinburgh Fringe, not to mention all over new New Zealand, from big city gigs at The Classic to hamlets in the middle of nowhere for confused sheep farmers.
His shows Ursus Americanus, Bearly Kiwi, Hangry Americans and Cynics Guide to Enlightenment were hits at the New Zealand Fringe Festival and NZ International Comedy Festival. He makes occasional appearances on the television comedy news show The Project and was featured on the TV3 comedy special After Hours.
“A bold performer with intelligent material. Constantly amusing and thought-provoking.” – Ruminator
“Thornton is just a master of the craft of comedy – the room is totally unified and he knows how to follow our responses.” – Theatreview
“Really, really good. Do yourself a favour and go see him…this is fun night out.” – Theatreview
“I laughed until I cried and nearly got thrown out for snorting into my beer.” – The Residents
“Appropriately inappropriate, his totally ‘out there’ commentary pushes the boundaries, giving us a comedic breath of fresh air.” – Theatrescenes