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Video: Comedian James Acaster gives Metro a tour of the Sky Tower

Apr 21, 2016 Theatre

New Zealand comedian Nic Sampson has lived in Auckland for 10 years, and in that time learned almost nothing about it. Thankfully, the NZ International Comedy Festival is upon us and some kindly visiting comedians have offered to help Nic out by giving him a tour of some of its most iconic places. We begin with Auckland’s Sky Tower, or as James Acaster correctly calls it, “The Spike”.

Watch the video:
See Nic Sampson and James Acaster in the NZ International Comedy Festival:

James Acaster: Reset – World Premiere, 23-30 April and 3-7 May, The Classic.
Nic Sampson: Nic Sampson Has Fallen Down a Well, 10-14 May, Basement

Many thanks to SKYCITY, and the real Sugar Club, a Metro Peugeot top 50 restaurant 2016.

More from the Comedians’ Guide to Auckland video series:


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