Special Event - Rhys Darby
September 11 - September 14
All tickets may be picked up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime).
Learn more about Rhys Darby
Rhys Darby first gained attention in the United States as Murray in HBO's Flight of the Conchords. This was not a new role for him, having first appeared in the same role on the BBC Radio Show of the same name.
An ex-soldier in the New Zealand Army and a veteran of fifteen years as a standup comedian, Darby made his feature film debut in Yes Man. He went on to feature as one of the DJ's in The Boat that Rocked. He has since completed two lead roles in romantic comedies, Coming and Going opposite Sasha Alexander (NCIS) and Lovebirds opposite Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins.
Darby is never far from his standup roots. His standup has been described as a sensational blend of sound effects, characterizations and askew observations. His career has taken him from his homeland of New Zealand, to the U.K. and beyond. He has performed his unique brand of humour in places as far flung as Iceland to the Falkland Islands, and in festivals from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Montreal’s Just for Laughs.
Rhys has three standup DVD’s, Imagine That! Filmed in Los Angeles in 2008, and It’s Rhys Darby Night! Filmed in Auckland in 2010 and This Way to Spaceship filmed in 2012. All are available on iTunes.
Darby released his debut novel This Way to Spaceship, “A loosely autobiographical end of world companion” in 2012. It was number 1 in the charts for 7 weeks. He then toured the live show version throughout NZ, the UK and to the Edinburgh Fringe, culminating in filming the DVD at the CBS Arena in Christchurch.
Since then he has written and starred in his own 8 part mockmentary series for TVNZ, Short Poppies, due to air early 2014. Darby is currently developing a number of exciting projects in both the US and NZ.
Darby is based between Los Angeles and New Zealand with his wife and two young sons.
<p>Developing a taste for the absurd at an early age, Alex Koll's comedy has grown organically to reflect a far-reaching ...
Developing a taste for the absurd at an early age, Alex Koll's comedy has grown organically to reflect a far-reaching creativity that has two sneakers planted firmly on the ground. His act dips and weaves between what's right in front of us all and unexpected forays into the strange.
Alex has appeared on TBS’s Conan, Comedy Central's "Live At Gotham,” and performed at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, garnering a "Best of New Faces" nod. He has also performed at the SXSW festival, ComedyFest Vancouver, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF SketchFest. Alex has created award-winning comedic videos for IFC.com and Revision3, and his sketch group Boomtime has been featured on PBS. His debut album titled “Wizard Hello” on Rooftop Comedy's label is currently available on iTunes. Alex is also the two-time winner of the San Francisco Regional Air Guitar Championship; No kidding.
“As you might expect, given his bizarre online trail, his standup is influenced by the nonsequitur-laden absurdism of Mitch Hedberg and Zach Galifianakis. But what makes Koll's act special is how he bridges the gulf between askew alt-comedy and grounded, observational humor. It's a rare quality in the alternative-comedy community, where many are intent on out-quirking one another. Whether going on obscure tangents or offering up more straightforward observations, Koll's comic voice is his own.”
- SF Weekly