By PHILIP CHANDLER
There’ll be laughs aplenty at two novel Queenstown comedy show venues this weekend.
Tomorrow, Remarkably Funny’s staging what it thinks will be New Zealand’s highest-altitude (on-land) comedy gig, at Coronet Peak skifield’s base building.
‘Black Diamond Comedy’, running from 4 till 5pm to fit between day and night skiing, is headlined by award-winning visiting Irish comedienne Lolsy Byrne.
A star of Irish viral YouTube channel Try, her Edinburgh Fringe solo show, End of Daze,
sold out three years running.
The MC, fittingly, will be Coronet snowboard instructor Hugo Huntington, while the supporting acts are Remarkably Funny regulars Tim Muller, Meghan McGill and Sean Tinker.
Coronet Peak’s Christine Law says they’re excited to be hosting the show.
‘‘A few of our staff members have previously performed at their comedy nights in town, and it’s great to see the community come together for a laugh before hitting the slopes.’’
Tickets $20 from Trybooking.com; $25 on the door.
Meantime, The Crown pub’s Pavilion Room hosts a double helping of stand-up comedy on
Muller presents his hour-long show, 100% Happy, at 7pm — ‘‘it’s mostly about happiness and family’’.
Auckland-based Tim Batt — a two-time Billy T Award nominee and host of the Worst Idea of All Time podcast — then presents Classy Warfare at 8.30pm.
The synopsis goes: ‘‘He’s broke as hell and it’s definitely someone else’s fault.
‘‘Watch him lay the blame on entitled boomers, apathetic Xers and an anxiety-ridden Gen Z.’’
Tickets $35 for both shows on Trybooking.com
Commenting on this weekend’s venues, Remarkably Funny co-founder Muller says: ‘‘We’re definitely keen to just do things in different places.
‘‘The great thing about comedy is it’s so flexible in terms of where you can do it, and every venue draws a slightly different crowd, and the show’s slightly differently flavoured because of that, which we really enjoy.’’