UPDATE: Friday 31 March is sold out but we recommend our Extra Show at 8pm in The Classic Studio on the 1st floor called 'Nice Try' it features Rhys Mathewson, Josh Thomson and Jamaine Ross - 3 excellent comedians sharpening their wits for the upcoming Comedyfest with a 'Work In Progress' live show.
Welcome to The Classic, kicking off a brand new year at NZ's world class Home of Live Comedy
Every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm it's the main event of the week featuring our favourite headliners, along with the rising stars and the pick of our new faces. There is a fresh line-up every week which you can check the details of on our website if they are not already listed here.
These shows are regularly selling out in advance or have limited door sales - but we recommend our L8 Show at 10pm as an alternative.
Look who's talking - March / April 2023 ...
Fri 31 Mar & Sat 1 Apr : MC Michael Macaulay with Brendhan Lovegrove, Marty BRight, Josh Thomson, Courtney Dawson (Fri Only) and Lesa McLeod Whiting (Sat Only).
Fri 7 - Closed for Good Friday
Sat 8 Apr : Nick Rado, John Carr, Sri Nair, Mike Fowler & Guests
Fri 14 & Sat 15 Apr : MC Alan McElroy with Justine Smith, Paul Douglas, Hayley Sproull & Guests
Fri 21 & Sat 22 Apr : Eli Mathewson, Josh Thomson, Tim Batt, Bridget Davies , Henry Yan & Guests
Fri 28 & Sat 29 Apr : MC Tony Lyall with Rhys Mathewson, Ray O'Leary, Donna Brookbanks, David Corroes & Abby Howells
The Classic is a world-class comedy club, according to all our international friends and customers. Fully licensed and seated cabaret-style with a full range of beverages and a snack menu.
This is the ideal night out for family, friends, the social network or your workmates or office party.
Please note that the 7:30 pm show often sells out in advance on Eventfinda. If you miss out there is always the 10 pm L8 Show offering an alternative on the weekend.
Prior booking, particularly for Exclusive Tables and Groups, is recommended otherwise door sales from 7 pm if not sold out.
Seating is cabaret-style with options for Exclusive 'Bubble' Tables;
Single General Admit - $32
Exclusive Table of 2 - $64 ($32 ea)
Exclusive Table of 4 - $120 ($30 ea)
Exclusive Table of 6 - $180 ($30 ea)
Exclusive Table of 10 - $280 ($28 ea)
GROUPS: Just book the required number of tables and add a single General admission, if required, to suit your 'Bubble' group size. e.g. 10+6+2 = 18 / Transaction fees will apply.
All tables booked under the same name are always seated together.
Bar & Ticket Office open at 6:45 pm
Seating in the main venue commences at 7:10 pm
Seating is allocated and we fill the venue from the front
All bookings under the same name are seated together
Showtime is 7:30 pm (Prompt)
Call 3734321 if your arrival is delayed.
CATERING / FOOD OPTIONS:
We have a regular Bar Snack Menu which can be ordered the night including pizza, fries, Fried Chicken, fresh Sushi & Edamame beans.
We do not offer any full meal/dining options but our showtime of 7:30 pm suits those who wish to dine before coming to the show.
Check out Tanuki's Sake Bar & Restaurant and Tanuki's Cave (Yakatori) which is right next door!! They have a function room for larger groups - early bookings are essential.
For larger groups we recommend platters from the Finger Food Catering Company. (fingerfood.co.nz)
The Classic is a licensed bar. R18 / Supervised.
Minors under 18 can be admitted if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Shows may contain mature adult content that may offend some people.
Anyone looking under 25 will be asked for ID in the form of NZ Driver's License, Passport or HNZ 18+ Card.
Entry will not be granted to minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.
The Classic Comedy All-Stars: 2023!
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We will have food stalls from Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Chile.
Live music with Ak’s Soul Vibes Band. A group of the coolest session musicians performing on the night along their special guests. Soul Vibes Band are on every 2nd Thursday of the month in Ponsonby, the most hip bar in the city. Don't be a shy, come hang with us.
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UPDATE: Friday 31 March is sold out but we recommend our Extra Show at 8pm in The Classic Studio on the 1st floor called 'Nice Try' it features Rhys Mathewson, Josh Thomson and Jamaine Ross - 3 excellent comedians sharpening their wits for the upcoming Comedyfest with a 'Work In Pr
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