Connolly ticket fever

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Fans of comedy super­­­star Billy Connolly are battling it out on the internet auction site TradeMe for tickets to his sold-out gig at Queens­town’s Events Centre.

One seller, from Hokitika on the West Coast, has slapped a “buy now” price of $160 on a ticket with a face value of $89.90 for the Scottish funnyman’s February 7 show.

By last night, bids had reached $151 for another prime-seat Queens­­­town ticket being sold on TradeMe.

Both vendors were also offering a second ticket at the final auction price to winners. Connolly’s 16-date circuit will be his 12th tour of New Zealand since 1981 and the Events Centre show marks his first appearance in the resort in five years.