After seventeen long hard years, cult classic Christchurch comedian Justin ‘Rusty’ White is hitting the road again for a nationwide tour of his critically acclaimed, award winning show, ‘I learnt Something Once’. For close to 20 years Rusty has ignored the pull of bigger cities, greater fame, and a fater wallet. For better or worse Rusty has stood strong and backed this city, now it’s time for us to step up and back a true icon of Christchurch entertainment, as he shows the rest of the country what real talent is.
More than an award winning, critically acllaimed night of comedy, this is our way of making sure we send Rusty off in style, so we’ve recruited a few other comedians to get you in the mood and some local legends of the music world to ensure appropriate levels of post show partying.
Justin “Rusty” White is perhaps the ginger stepchild of NZ comedy: solid achiever but often ignored, denied pocket money, or even beaten, he has made his smudgy mark on the NZ comedy scene by relentlessly not sucking in venues great and small throughout our green and queasy land.
He’s worked with most of the big local names (Ben Hurley, Urzilla Carlson, Brendan Lovegrove, Rhys Darby, Gish, James Nokise, etc. ) and is sometimes name-checked overseas as someone who may be able to help Nigerian royalty get huge amounts of money out of their homeland.
From his nearly twenty years of standup experience, he can convincingly claim to know everything. Well, nearly everything. Most things. Maybe not most, but certainly a whole lot of things. At least twenty. He…learned something once. You owe it to yourself to see this cult classic comic and find out what that thing was.
Best Comedian – 2016 Christchurch Comedy Awards
Best Show – 2017 Frinch Awards
Best Male Comedian – 2017 GoMedia Comedy Carnival
Regular tickets – $15
Door Sales – $25