Ray O'LEARY - comedian

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Winner of the 2011 Billy T James Award for Comedy

After spending six years honing his skills as a sketch comedian and improviser in the unforgiving comedy wilderness of Palmerston North, Nick Gibb tentatively began exposing audiences to his stand up comedy in 2007. He has since established himself as one of the country's best up-and-coming comedians. In 2010 he won the Wellington Raw Comedy Quest, and, in May 2011 , won the Billy T Award for the most promising New Pro comedian in the annual Comedy Festival.

Nick's comedy combines searingly personal anecdotes with incisive, often absurdist material on everything from Batman to Catholicism. Nick finds that the healing laughter and applause of strangers fills the void that childhood taunts left in his soul, but then, this is true of all comedians.

Alongside stand up comedy, Nick is also a filmmaker, writer, and actor. He is the co-creator of the� popular webcomic Dead Philosophers in Heaven.

�Nick Gibb was a revelation. - Guardian Manawatu

��Inspired... Gibb was on fire from the moment he took the stage - Manawatu Standard.