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by Steven Morgan (subscribe)
A British stand up comedian, musician and writer living in Nijmegen. See more at
Better late than never
One of the undeniable highlights of this year's Bris Funny Fest 2017 programme is the Kiwi Takeover, which dominates the latter part of the festival dates. With acts flying in from New Zealand especially for the festival, putting on shows that have never before been seen by Australian audiences, it's sure to be something different.

The Big Late Show concludes the takeover with a loose format combining local comedians with the international talent in a format that doesn't follow the same strict rules as the majority of stand up comedy. It has less structure, less rules and more chaos. It's a mix of stand-up with some interesting twists. A unique showcase of what comedy has to offer.

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It's Big, it's late, and it's a hell of a show

The concept designers have organised festivals in New Zealand and have been pivotal in structuring their stand-up comedy scene, focusing not only on the traditional formats, but on things which audiences will enjoy more too. Rather than it being a glorified launchpad for someone craving a television career, it's instead a format which aims to entertain the audience in new and unexpected ways.

Many of the top comedians from the entire festival will join reknowned comedians Snap presented by Rusewebsites and Justin "Rusty" White in this format which encapsulates the late night format which has dominated American culture for so many decades.

It provides the soundboard and counterpoint which a straight up stand-up show can only cater for to a certain extent and leaves audiences entertained in ways they hadn't thought possible.
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