We are pretty pleased that Short Poppies, the TV series where I play 8 typical Kiwi characters, has been nominated for Best on the Box!   Of course, we’d love to win, the show was a blast to make, and involved some of the most amazing, talented Kiwis, many in their first acting roles (like my son Finn).  Please show your support by voting for our show at www.bestonthebox.co.nz.  You never know, I win might just encourage another series!

I am really pleased to announce I will be jetting back to Australia from LA for 3 shows in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.  The show will be all my favourite standup from the past 3 or 4 years, its going to be GREAT!

There are some presale options too so you can get in quick and snap up the good seats.  Here are the details:

October 14th – Astor Theatre, PERTH
www.showticketing.com.au / 9370 5888

Presale from Monday 21 July 2pm – Tuesday 22 July 5pm

General public on sale is Wednesday 23 July 9am

October 16th – The Tivoli, BRISBANE

Presale from Monday 21 July 2pm – Tuesday 22 July 5pm

General public on sale is Wednesday 23 July 9am

October 17th – Opera House, SYDNEY | JUST FOR LAUGHS

Presale from Thursday 17 July 11am – Sun 20 July 5pm.

General Public Onsale starts Monday 21 July 9am


WOW!  Way to go Nelson and Tauranga.  Nelson on May 21 has now SOLD OUT, as has Tauranga on April 14.  We have been able to add another show in Nelson on May 22, so get in quick as it is selling fast!

Due to overwhelming demand Rhys Darby has announced 3 extra shows in his Mr Adventure tour.

The lucky towns to get a little more of the Darby are Auckland, Nelson and Blenheim.  Auckland will add a third show on Saturday May 10 at the iconic Civic Theatre.  Nelson will add a second show on Thursday May 22.  Previously overlooked, Darby will now visit Blenheim on Monday May 19.  The top of the south were so enthusiastic and snapped tickets up so quickly it was decided to give them what they wanted!

The Mr Adventure tour is Darby’s biggest one yet, now encompassing 17 towns and the length of the country from Invercargill to Kerikeri.  Based in Los Angeles now Darby is excited about this tour as it is an adventure in his own country!

Mr Adventure is a show about how life is an adventure.  Using his own travels from Rwanda to Kilimanjaro, Texas to the biggest mall in Canada, Darby will take us on a journey that shows that life is a massive adventure, often bordering on the unbelievable and anyone can experience it.

I am very excited to bring a new show to NZ, all about my favourite topic, ADVENTURE!

From the misty mountains of Rwanda to the eerie shores of Loch Ness, I’ve attempted to see it all…  If you’ve ever wondered what our adventurous comedy hero does on his day off…I’ll tell you.
Expect tales of awe from the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, hilarious reenactment of his discovering a cryptid in Texas owned by a gun toting big game hunter, and listen in wonderment as I describe the gorillas in Rwanda and how to not get lost in the biggest mall in America.

This time we have also booked our most extensive tour yet, from Invercargill to Kerikeri, Greymouth to the Hawkes Bay. You can check the gig guide for the full list.