Chris Parker Expands Australia Tour To Include Brisbane Dates For His 2024 Tour 'Give Me One Good Reason Why I Shouldn't Throw My Phone Off This Bridge'
MELBOURNE, AU (Thursday, December 7, 2023) – The multi-award-winning New Zealand comedian and self-proclaimed "people's princess" of Aotearoa, CHRIS PARKER, today announces the inclusion of Brisbane Comedy Festival dates for his 2024 tour.
It was seeing a sponsored post for 'exercise shorts with a built-in jockstrap' that Chris Parker felt he had finally reached his limit with social media. If this is something the algorithm thinks Chris is interested in, then clearly, it needs to track his data deeper. Things haven't been good for Chris and his phone for a while now, with them currently trialling sleeping in different rooms - so a break-up is on the cards. He's done with social media, content and all the kids on TikTok who are obsessed with diagnosing him with ADHD.
That Feeling When… you owe everything you have to social media, but, you also want to throw your phone off the tallest bridge you can find.
Chris will open Give Me One Good Reason Why I Shouldn’t Throw My Phone Off This Bridge at the Adelaide Fringe in February, before heading to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.
Tickets are onsale Friday 8 December at 10am. My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale that is live now.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au
Chris Parker is hard to miss, which might explain his wedding to partner Michael featuring in VOGUE Australia. His live shows are (super) high energy, he is also commonly known for his funny Instagram and TikTok videos, which have seen his social media audience explode over the last few years. He famously won the hit New Zealand TV show Celebrity Treasure Island and was made nationally famous in NZ for a felted hat he made during the 2020 nationwide lockdown that was then acquired by and is on display, at The Auckland Museum and Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand.
Chris was listed as The NZ Herald's Top 5 Entertainment Heroes of 2020, and in 2021 was nominated for ‘Television Personality of the Year’ in his native NZ. In 2022, he released the comedy/documentary special for TVNZ, Chris Parker: Back To School, starred in the NZ feature film Nude Tuesday, released his debut novel Here for a Good Time, and was the recipient of the inaugural Topp Prize awarded by the New Zealand Comedy Trust for Aotearoa’s most generous and gifted comedian.
His latest live show follows hot on the heels of 2023’s Lots of Love which Chris toured in Australia and NZ, performing to sold-out audiences.
Currently, Chris is a regular presence on NZ TV screens, on The Project NZ and 7 Days, having been a familiar face previously on Have You Been Paying Attention NZ, Jono and Ben, Funny Girls, Season 3 of Taskmaster New Zealand (available in Australia on BINGE), and the sitcom Golden Boy. His new comedy series, Double Parked premiered in NZ in June, created and written with Alice Snedden, and has already been slated for a second season. Chris is also listed in NZ Listener Magazine’s Top 100 Most Intriguing People making a difference in NZ.
"By the time the show ends, you will have sore sides from laughing." - NZ Herald
"Chris Parker is the real deal, a brilliant comedian who will leave you scream laughing” - Time Out Australia *****
GIVE ME ONE GOOD REASON WHY I SHOULDN’T THROW MY PHONE OFF THIS BRIDGE
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024
RHINO ROOM, ADELAIDE FRINGE - TUE, FEB 27 - SAT, MAR 2
THE WESTIN, MICF - THU, MAR 28 - SUN, APR 21 (NO MONDAYS)
POWERHOUSE, BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL - THU, MAY 9 – SUN, MAY 12 – JUST ADDED
THE COMEDY STORE, SYD COMEDY FESTIVAL - THU MAY 16 & FRI, MAY 17
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 8 AT 10AM
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au
INSTAGRAM - @chrisparker11
TIKTOK - @chrisparkernz
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