Ed Byrne | Tragedy Plus Time

Following a slew of five-star reviews and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, Ed Byrne is returning to New Zealand with his brand-new solo show, Tragedy Plus Time.

From the quote attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join one of the UK’s favourite TV household names as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

With his TV career now in its third decade, Ed has regularly appeared on the likes of QI, Mock the Week, Alan Davies as Yet Untitled, The Pilgrimage, Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay, Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure, The Graham Norton Show and Have I Got News For You, as well as hosting Live At The Apollo and Comic Relief Bake Off.

Ed was recently seen as a contestant on BBC One’s Celebrity Best Home Cook (where he made it to show 5 out of 8 – not bad!) and he has also won celebrity versions of both The Chase and Pointless.

Known for his passion for the outdoors (hill walking and mountaineering are major hobbies), Ed can be seen turning his presenting skills to factual broadcasting in BBC Two’s Volcano Live, World’s Most Dangerous Roads (where he spent two weeks driving through Siberia) and Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan.

With legions of fans both in the UK and abroad, Ed remains the observational stand-up to see.

✭✭✭✭✭ “Hilarious, extremely dark, profoundly touching and resolutely unsentimental. Ed Byrne has plumbed the very depths of his soul and found something verging on greatness."


✭✭✭✭✭ “Funnier and more compelling than anything he has created before.”


✭✭✭✭✭ "Touching and inspiring, yes, but funny above all else"



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Glenroy Auditorium

Fri, Aug. 2, 2024