Rhys Darby is the genre-breaking, boundary leaping comic genius from New Zealand.

His sensational blend of sound effects, characterizations and askew observations has been reducing international audiences to a state of bewildered hysteria since he launched himself onto the world circuit in 2002. By combining stand-up storytelling with physical theatre Rhys has developed a truly unique style of comedy performances.

Before leaving his home shores he enjoyed success as one of the most sought after live acts in the country. More than simply a stand-up, ("A one-man special effect" - The Guardian) Rhys is also a prolific comedy playwright. He has written and performed in six plays since 2000, four of which were solo productions in which he took on all the roles.

"Rhys Darby does all his own stunts and special effects, and theme music… and about a dozen characters." -The Dominion (NZ)

In 2002 he performed his first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the following year he moved to London to set himself up on the British comedy scene. He quickly became a cult figure on the circuit and a much talked about act amongst the critics and other comics alike ("Darby stands out in a funny crowd" -Evening Standard). Straight away he was signed up for work at prestigious clubs and because his material has such a universal appeal he has been scooped up and requested for performances in many other countries including Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Iceland, The Falklands and more recently the Middle East, to name but a few.

Rhys is best known for his role in Flight of the Conchords

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