The Tuning Fork
Fork n Funny
The Tuning Fork's new monthly comedy night!
🌧️ or ☀️ We can hold this event in Alert Level 2
Following on from the success of our comedy nights during the Together Again series in June, The Tuning Fork presents Fork n Funny - our brand new comedy event series. We are excited to be bringing you the brightest stars in the local scene each month when we host four comedians for an intimate seated evening of stand up. Comedy is here to stay at The Tuning Fork!
Fork n Funny kicks off with PAX ASSADI, HAYLEY SPROULL, GUY WILLIAMS and MC JAMES ROQUE.
In a fully seated setting, The Tuning Fork will showcase the best of local comedy in the highly successful format premiered during the world first Together Again series. The Tuning Fork and Live Nation presented some of the first shows in the world safely under Level 2 with Together Again. Audiences will be able to order food and drinks directly to their table from their mobiles throughout the show – even if you’re in the front row, although you never know what the comedians will have to say about your order! In the intimate environment of The Tuning Fork everyone’s fair game for some banter.
The Tuning Fork will be paying careful attention to public health and safety advice on social gatherings and will be working to create a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. Any restrictions on gathering sizes will be adhered to carefully, but as a seated show Fork n Funny will endeavour to run under Level 1 or Level 2 restrictions. Visit The Tuning Fork website for up to date information on shows.
Pax Assadi is regarded as one of the most exciting young acts in New Zealand by his peers and audiences alike. Born and raised in New Zealand and the son of immigrant parents, Pax brings a unique perspective that resonates with people of every background. His hectic blend of personal stories and insightful observations will have you pondering life whilst simultaneously curled over with laughter. Pax is one third of kiwi sketch trio Frickin Dangerous Bro.
James Roque is the Filipino step-son of New Zealand comedy. In 2019, he was a finalist for the Fred Award for Best Show in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival for his show Boy Mestizo. James’ credits include the Comedy Gala, Jono and Ben, 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention NZ. James is also one third of kiwi sketch trio Frickin Dangerous Bro.
Award winning actor and comedian, Hayley Sproull, from Wellington has created a number of successful works including Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues, Just a Phase and Vanilla Miraka. She stars in Three's sitcom Golden Boy as well as hosting TVNZ's The Great Kiwi Bake Off and comedy panel show Have You Been Paying Attention?. She's been a regular on Jono and Ben, 7 Days and Funny Girls. She's the creator of hit TVNZ web series Hayley's Kitchen and the TVNZ doco-short Cystic Sisters - a doco about her broken fanny. When she's not making funnies on the stage or TV, you'll find her on the marching field. Yes. She's a marching girl.
Volunteer journalist Guy Williams from Nelson is one of NZ's most well known comedians and for good reason, he's sensationally funny. Former cohost of Jono and Ben and host of New Zealand Today, Guy was voted New Zealand’s Sexiest Male Television Personality by TV Guide in 2014. Guy takes a break from his busy schedule of arguing with people on the internet to try and make the world a better place. Emphasis on the word "try".