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Robin Williams bringing "Weapons" to New Zealand
Thursday 19 August 2010, 4:40PM
By Dainty Consolidated Entertainment

This November, award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams will bring his critically acclaimed new stand-up comedy tour, entitled “Weapons of Self Destruction,” to New Zealand.

The high-energy show will highlight Williams’ trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities. The show, which toured the US in 2008 and 2009, sold out venues across the country as well as in the UK and Canada and earned the comedian spectacular reviews.

“More than merely a joke teller, the Juilliard-trained actor raises his
clever and original observations to comic genius with his use of accents
and masterful performing skills. With his sharp intellect and a rapier wit that
comes to him as easily as breathing, it's no wonder Williams has
remained one of the most revered comedians for the past 30 years.”
Santa Barbara Independent 

“On points of craftsmanship Williams deserves to be included
in the pantheon of still-living standup greats.”
Toronto Sun 

"Watching Robin Williams onstage is watching a master at work."
Charlotte Observer 

“At their best, his one-liners are bubbles of pure originality”
Daily Telegraph

The New Zealand tour commences on Friday 19 November in Christchurch before moving to Auckland for one show on Saturday 20 November.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 2 September from: or 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) (Christchurch) or 09 970 9700 (Auckland)

William’s last American comedy tour was in 2002 when he returned to the stand-up scene after a sixteen year hiatus. The sold-out tour earned the distinction of being one of the highest-grossing comedy tours in history and culminated in a final performance filmed by HBO and broadcast live from New York City. The resulting HBO broadcast, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway, was nominated for five Emmy® awards.
Williams has more than 40 industry honors to his credit including four Oscar® nominations and one win, two Emmy® awards, four Grammys® and six Golden Globes® including the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award.

For more information on the “WEAPONS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION” Tour


Friday 19 November Christchurch CBS Canterbury Arena or 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

Saturday 20 November Auckland Vector Arena 09 970 9700 INDEX