Ismo Leikola is very big in Finland. About as big as a comedian can get.
He has performed comedy in his home country, Finland, and Northern Europe. He plays major arenas and has his own TV show.
Then, in 2014, he travelled to the USA and took part in the Laugh Factory's global competition and won the title of ’Funniest Comedian in the World’. He won by a landslide thus claiming the title and opening the door to USA audiences.
Fortunately for local audiences, during a holiday in New Zealand last year he met the team at The Classic who were so intrigued and amused by him that they invited him back for the Comedy Festival in 2016.
And local audiences loved him to the point we ran out of tickets. So we have lured Ismo away from his lucrative new career in the USA to come back to NZ to complete some unFINished business.
So don't miss out. One night only - Sat 29 April at the Q Theatre on Queen St.
“Leikola is the Scandinavian Mitch Hedburg; an oddball with a few extra twists.” - The List
“For a man speaking his second language, Ismo Leikola is uncannily incisive” - The Independent
“He is pretty much the master of this comedy technique.” - The Scotsman
ISMO LEIKOLA : OBSERVING THE OBVIOUS
Dates: Sat 29 April / 7pm (60min show)
Venue: Rangatira at Q Theatre
Tickets: Adults $37.50 Concession $35
Bookings: At Q Theatre
On the Night: Door sales at The Classic from 5pm (subject to availability)
See also the ‘5 Star Comedy Preview’ (Weds 26 Apr) at SKYCITY Theatre, Auckland
Part of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co., running from 27 April - 20 May. To get the latest on all the comedy shows on offer, info about the Fest, access to competitions and special deals, head to comedyfestival.co.nz.