My first open mic performance was in May 2017 right here in Dunedin and since then I have gigged in every NZ city. I have sharaed the stage with some of New Zealand's best comedians Jeremy Elwood, Brendhan Lovegrove, Britney Cardwell... I have performed at numerous festivals: Dunedin Fringe Festival(s), The Christchurch Comedy Carnival, Fringe in the Stings', Salty Buskers Festival, and the Palmy Fringe Festival.
“split-second timing, confidence, and brilliantly off-colour gags” Otago Daily Times, March 2018
“Unfortunately for Reuben, he tries something that doesn't really work” theatreview, July 2019
I have been producing shows as Dunedin Comedy since early 2018. As a necessity I have taken a variety of roles in the production pipeline including: booking talent, scouting for talent, marketing, graphic design, audio, lighting, filming, photography, and stage management. Alongside Dunedin Comedy productions I have also been hired to work for the Dunedin Fringe Festival and the NZ Young Writers Festival.
Open mic comedy shows
I produced my first open mic comedy show in April 2018. A monthly gig at Inch Bar but it quickly became weekly as popularity grew.
Otago RAW Comedy Quest
Breast Cancer Fundraiser
In 2019 I produced my first comedy benefit. I book an all female lineup and together we raised $1,100 for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, which was 75% of our total revenue.
Christmas Variety Show
For the Balclutha City Impact Church Variety show I book Dunedin legend Rob McLennan and myself to perform clean comedy to an audience of church regulars and children.
Whakamana Cannabis Museum
2018-2019 I produced a monthly show at Whakamana: The Cannabis Museum of Aotearoa. Many local comedians performed here and also comedians from Christchurch.
Producing Post Pandemic
2 weeks after NZ entered Alert Level 2 I started producing shows, implementing hygeine protocols including: Social distanced seating, multiple microphones, contact tracing...
Entrench comedy into the cultural fabric of Dunedin.
Cultivate a safe, inclusive, and welcoming comedy scene for all people.
19 Baldwin st, North Dunedin, 9016