Taste for adventure gives Rhys a laugh

Rhys Darby tour - Leeds Town Hall - Saturday 14th July'' can you put these in Culture please, 'CAP: Stage Nib 3, July 06
Rhys Darby tour - Leeds Town Hall - Saturday 14th July'' can you put these in Culture please, 'CAP: Stage Nib 3, July 06

New Zealand’s own comedy superstar Rhys Darby returns to the UK with a new show that stops off at Leeds Town Hall tonight, Friday, at 8pm.
 In his ‘Mr Adventure’ show, Rhys recounts his recent travels which have taken him from the misty mountains of Rwanda to the eerie shores of Loch Ness. He has attempted to see it all . . and lived to tell the tale. Expect awe-inspiring tales from the remote summit of Kilimanjaro and some of the world’s biggest shopping malls.

Alison Stockwell, of Leeds Town Hall, said: “No-one brings a yarn to life better than Rhys Darby with his classic onstage physicality.

“Audiences should be warned - they’re likely to lose their insides laughing. Rhys’s tales are so thrilling you’d swear he was making them up.”

Rhys’s stand-up comedy has been described as a sensational blend of sound effects, characterisations and askew observations.

His career has taken him from his homeland of New Zealand, to the UK and beyond. He has performed his unique brand of humour in places as far flung as Iceland and the Falkland Islands, and in festivals from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Montreal’s Just for Laughs.

He made his feature film debut in ‘Yes Man’ and went on to feature as one of the DJs in ‘The Boat that Rocked’. He has had roles in the romantic comedies ‘Coming and Going’ opposite Sasha Alexander and ‘Lovebirds’ opposite Sally Hawkins. Based in Los Angeles, he released his debut novel ‘This Way to Spaceship’ in 2012.

Box office information is available on 0113 224 3801.