An unfortunate number of Wellingtonistas are rather fond of making rather terrible puns quite frequently, which means a lot of my time is spend making "Badoom chish!" sounds. Imagine how much cooler it would be if the jokes were better and instead of me, there was a whole damn band playing the rim shots. Wait, you don’t want to have to imagine it? You want it to be real? Well, have we got the gig for you then!

Remember TAWA-nominated Robbie Ellis and the bus lane you put through his heart? Well, he’s been working on a new show called Band Substances:

It’s musical stand-up comedy with a full band!

Join some of Wellington’s favourite musical comedians:

  • Gabriel Page
  • Sarah Harpur
  • Carlo & Cynthia Wakefield from Young and the Witless IV
  • The Fringe Bar Opera Soloists and more!

It’ll be Band to the Bone! (Jo’s note: BADOOM CHISH!)

The show has with Jerome Chandrahasen as MC and Robbie as musical director.

  • Doors from 7:30pm, gig starts at 8:00pm
  • Friday 30 July
  • Fringe Bar, cnr Cuba & Vivian Sts
  • $10 on the door

PS: Robbie said in his email "A little tidbit: last time there was a musical stand-up comedy show at The Fringe Bar (April), the Flight of the Conchords made an appearance. This is Wellington, so anything can happen!" We’re pretty sure that they won’t be there again, but YOU NEVER KNOW, right?