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Robin Williams headed for New Zealand

Robin Williams

Prepare for some side-splitting laughs — funny man Robin Williams is heading our way to perform stand-up comedy for the first time in New Zealand.

The Oscar-winning actor will kick off the laughs in Christchurch on November 19, with an Auckland show the next day as part of his international Weapons of Self Destruction Tour, according to media reports.

His previous visits to NZ were to promote films — he attended the premieres of Bicentennial Man and What Dreams May Come.

This time he'll be playing 90- minute live sets and shocking fans with the risqué humour he is well-known for.

He might wish he'd headed our way earlier in the year  Robin is a self-confessed All Blacks fan.

He told media he was first impressed by them when he saw a video of Jonah Lomu, who he coined as "a wall with legs" scoring "with four Frenchmen hanging onto him".

But the All Blacks will be on the end of year tour in the United Kingdom by November.

Robin Williams
November 19: CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch
November 20: Vector Arena, Auckland
Tickets on sale September 2.

User comments
I saw a live performance in the U.S.A several years ago and I swear he is the funniest man on earth!! Im definitely going in Chch as he is a must see for anyone wanting the laugh of their life.
Reallllllly wish he was going to Wellington. But it's fantastic that he is coming all the way down here. Love his comedy. Whip cracking jokes at fast speed, just what the world needs
Wow, good on you robin, i look forward to seeing what magic you can bring to New Zealand and what magic we can leave you with... Your a funny man from long ago, i enjoy your laughs and cant wait for your entrance into Christchurch in November. If i can make it, i so will... well worth it... have a lovely day

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