Comedian Jimmy Carr takes a stab at New Plymouth as he arrives in NZ for tour

Jimmy Carr has arrived in NZ for his comedy tour, with his first stop being New Plymouth.


Jimmy Carr has arrived in NZ for his comedy tour, with his first stop being New Plymouth.

British-Irish comedian Jimmy Carr touched down in New Zealand for his Terribly Funny comedy tour last night, with his first stop being a less than impressive trip to New Plymouth.

The funnyman announced his arrival on Twitter with a photo of a knitted doll version of himself next to a mural by Kiwi artist Dside.

“I’m in New Zealand. First gig of the tour is in New Plymouth, which is frankly no improvement on the original,” the comedian tweeted.

New Plymouth takes its name from the southwest English port city, known for it’s trade and Royal Navy base.

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“They really stitched you up sending you to New Plymouth first,” one user replied.

“You’re going to have plenty of easy targets to pick on in NZ,” another joked.

Carr will play New Plymouth’s TSB Theatre on Wednesday before heading to stops in Whanganui, Palmerston North, Wellington, and more cities across the country.

Here is a full rundown of Carr’s NZ tour schedule:

New Plymouth – TSB Theatre, Wednesday 11 January

Whanganui – Royal Whanganui Opera House, Thursday 12 January

Palmerston North – Regent on Broadway, Friday 13 January

Wellington – Michael Fowler Centre, Saturday 14 January

Nelson – Trafalgar Centre, Monday 16 January

Christchurch – Christchurch Arena, Tuesday 17 January

Dunedin – Town Hall, Wednesday 18 January

Invercargill – Civic Theatre, Thursday 19 January

Auckland – Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Saturday 21 January

Hawkes Bay – Toitoi Events Centre, Wednesday 25 January

Tauranga – Trustpower Arena Baypark, Thursday 26 January

Hamilton – Globox Arena Claudelands, Friday 27 January

Hawkes Bay – Toitoi Events Centre, Tuesday 31 January

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