Oaks Hotels & Resorts Comedy Gala expected to bring the house down during Queenstown Winterfestival

15 May 2012

Group Sales and Marketing Manager of Oaks Hotels & Resorts Michael Stern said the event was returning by popular demand, with audiences and critics alike revelling in its 2011 success.

“The Queenstown Winterfestival, in particular the Oaks Hotels & Resorts Comedy Gala, has and will continue to have a directly positive impact on New Zealand’s tourism, bringing in thousands of local and international travellers over the 10 day festival,” he said.

Renowned for both ‘delighting and frighting’ enthusiastic audiences across the country, TV regular and New Zealand comedy circuit favourite Brendhan Lovegrove will welcome a dynamic and explosive combination of acts to the Gala as host of the celebrated June event.

Leading the comic pack with their uniquely individual performances are five of comedy’s greats, including Canadian born Jeremy Elwood, a stand up legend and regular panellist on both TV3’s 7Days and Radio New Zealand’s The Panel, who has continued to draw a crowd with over a decade experience, and his intelligent and thought provoking subject matter.  

Alongside him will stand Rhys Mathewson, New Zealand’s youngest professional comedian and recipient of the coveted Billy T Award. Funny man Simon McKinnery will also make an appearance, equipped with his title of New Zealand’s number one character impressionist that has seen him transform into a popular household name. Representing the ladies is South-African born Uzrila Carlson; with less than five years experience on the comedy circuit, this talent has been bestowed the Comedy Guild Award’s Best Female Comedian in both 2010 and 2011. And to top off an already stellar line up, country music legend-cum-comedian Wilson Dixon is also set to delight the expectant crowd with his melodic tunes and truly hilarious content.

With an expected sell-out crowd of 440, tickets for the highly sought after Oaks Hotels & Resorts Comedy Gala will be available from today for those 18 years and older, starting at $69, with the performance beginning at 8.00pm.

To celebrate all things comical, Oaks Hotels & Resorts is offering Queenstown Winterfestival goers a one-off ‘stay, laugh and play’ package at Oaks Shores and Oaks Club Resort; both four-star properties within minutes from the event location. From just $99 per night (three night minimum) stay at the luxuriously appointed Oaks Shores or Oaks Club Resort in a Hotel Room, with quality leisure facilities and an unsurpassed location in one of New Zealand’s ultimate ski resort towns.

For accommodation bookings and enquiries, please call Oaks Shores on 1300 770 334 (AUS) or 0800 624 000 (NZ), and Oaks Club Resort on 1300 797 515 (AUS) or 0800 625 746 and quote ‘Queenstown Winterfestival’.
*Rates are subject to availability, three-night minimum stay and are for unserviced Hotel Rooms only.