Urzila Carlson: Studies Have Shown
2018 National Tour
2018 – 5 venues
A production by Urzila Carlson in association with CHE Touring & HIT Productions.
As seen on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? Multi award-winning South African/New Zealand comedian –and one of our favourite ring-ins -URZILA CARLSON brings her brand-new show STUDIES HAVE SHOWN to Australian stages around the country in 2018.
A much-loved panelist on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, Carlson is so well-loved here, Aussies have even started referring to her as ‘Australasian’.
In her brand-new hour, Carlson wrestles with the phrase “studies have shown”. Every time you hear it you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat! Who cares! How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow, or those weird thin white hairs you occasionally find attached to your face! Let’s get some research done on what happens to your blood pressure when your kid keeps getting out of bed -when you’ve tucked them in 20 f*cking times already!
South African-born, and household name in NZ as a cast member of TV3’s hit comedy panel show 7Days, Urzila took to the stage for the first time in 2008. Since then she’s racked up an impressive array of awards including Best Female Comedian at the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, as well as the coveted TV3 People’s Choice Award two years in a row at the NZ International Comedy Festival.
Urzila regularly sells out her live shows in Australia and NZ. As well as her regular seat on Have You Been Paying Attention, Carlson is regularly seen on Network Ten’s annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala and The Great Debate. She released her first book, a memoir entitled Rolling with the Punchlines, in 2017 through Allen & Unwin.
Don’t miss one of the quickest wits in the biz in 2018 – Ms Urzila Carlson.
“Carlson is a gifted and accomplished comedian -an absolute must-see.”
– Appetite for the Arts
“Effortlessly likeable… stream of belly-laughs”
– The Age, Australia