NZ Comedy Festival Show – May 14-17

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May 1, 2014 by vinylburns

Greetings, comedy lovers.

Vinyl-Burns-DemographicHere it is, your golden opportunity to  take in the awe and splendour of me, Dr Vinyl Burns, live and electric.  Read on to catch the scent of what you might find at the show, enjoy the official poster and review at the bottom, and don’t forget to…
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Vinyl Burns’ Variety Hour

An irresistible mashup of subtle self deprecating character comedy, sold with unexpectedly slick circus skill, slapstick personality and high altitude rockstar finesse.
Vinyl Burns reveals the secret burden of celebrity, charisma and good looks, as he offers a peek into his sideshow past, his chaotic present and his glorious Rock’N’Roll future… all while, peddling his delicious brand of 70’s romance… for the ladies.
They broke the mould, THEN they made Vinyl Burns.

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“…the seamless magic of your very own host the loveable,
unflappable, king of kiwi comedy; Vinyl Burns.” – Idealog Magazine

Live and direct from 1972 Las Vegas, Vinyl relives his golden days with a collection of stunning illusions he can’t quite remember, set to the tune of classic seventies TV themes.
This 50 minute show features magic, dance and a spectacular high altitude balance of rock music and circus charisma.
A hilariously inept voyage of retrospective indulgence hosted by the legendary celebrity playboy Vinyl Burns.
So, come along!


Showing In: Wellington
Dates: Wed 14 – Sat 17 May, 10pm
Venue: The Fringe Bar, Wellington
Adults $18.00
Conc. $15.00
Groups 6+ $15.00
* service fees may apply
0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

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Here’s the review from last month’s NZ Fringe Festival…

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Vinyl Burns is a freak of Nature. If you don’t love him, he’s not really trying. The demented alter ego of Kim Potter, Burns is far better than we think he is. An act predicated on being mediocre, it is soon obvious that the talent underneath is impressive.

Holding an audience by oneself for nearly an hour is no easy feat, but Burns has sex psychologist Dr Burns to guest spot for him, as well as his cowboy alter ego, so it’s a lot of value out of one act.

The magic show segment is a mash up of good tricks done badly and bad tricks with great twists. Burns shows us that magic is all about the act, not about reality, revealing ‘unintentionally’ the mechanics, but in doing so of course we are lulled into a false sense of his limitations. Not a mistake one makes twice. 

The show peaks with some spectacular circus humour, which it would be churlish of me to spoil. And a great finale combining humour, music and the possibilities of music technology all woven together. 

Kim Potter is a multi-talented performer and Vinyl Burns is his chance to mash it all up in an extravagance that any mere mortal could never face down. Don some sequins, false teeth and a badly adhering toupee and suddenly the boundaries are busted down, and everything goes.

If you go, and I hope that you do, sit in the front row and let the mojo take you over. It is worth it.

NZ Fringe Festival 2014
Gryphon Theatre
Reviewed By Maryanne Cathro,


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