Taking it a step further

EAT IT, EAT I-I-I-I-T: Comedian Katie Boyle’s Pat Goldsack, star of Pat Goldsack’s Swingers Club and Brothel enjoys a bourbon cream. Pictures supplied
Top Trump impersonator Alexander Sparrow plays the US president as a would-be hip-hop artist in New Zealand. Picture supplied

Donald Trump never fitted in, his dad hated him and, as one of the 1 percent of the richest people in the US, he’s in a minority group. So he abandons his country and moves to New Zealand to fulfil his childhood dreams of becoming a hip-hop recording artist.

Set half at a rally and half at a therapy session, this is the premise of Trump impersonator and award-winning comedian Alexander Sparrow’s show, DJ Trump. The challenge with impersonating Trump is two-fold, Sparrow told Stuff.

“On the one hand there’s the visual aspect, of course, but there’s also the matter of trying to out-do what he says.

“Nobody really wants to go to a show only to see what you could just check out on YouTube. You have to take it a step further.”

The Wellington Comedy Awards’ best show award winner of 2017, and deemed by Hollywood’s Laugh Factory as one of the world’s top 10 Trump impersonators, Sparrow as President of the free world has not only appeared in The Wall Street Journal, but by popular demand, is returning to Gisborne with award-winning comedian Katie Boyle.

Boyle’s 2018 Palmy Fringe best comedy award-winning show, Pat Goldsack, features 87-year-old Pat Goldsack, star of Pat Goldsack’s Swingers Club and Brothel. Pat has toured New Zealand for the past four decades with her Swingers club. Looking to make a buck in her old age, and with lots of new and naked friends, she explores how close two degrees is and whether that separation can be made smaller.

Reviewer Annabella Gamboni describes Boyle’s act as somewhere between stand-up comedy and chatty theatre show.

“Pat to her friends and lovers has had more sex than you can swing a stick at. She’s figured a few things out in her time, and in this show, she sure doesn’t hold back on telling us all about it.

“The audience is ostensibly attending one of Pat’s famous swingers club meetings. She begins by telling us the rules – which include leaving with the same person you arrived with and using a safe word if things get uncomfortable.”

Sparrow and Boyle’s stand-up comedy show, One Night Stand, performed at Evolution Theatre earlier this year, sold-out. Early bookings are recommended.

Katie Boyle and Alexander Sparrow present the comedy double bill Pat Goldsack’s Swingers Club and Brothel, and DJ Trump, at Evolution Theatre, Disraeli Street, on Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets $40 presale at eventfinda.co.nz. Cash-only door sales available.

Donald Trump never fitted in, his dad hated him and, as one of the 1 percent of the richest people in the US, he’s in a minority group. So he abandons his country and moves to New Zealand to fulfil his childhood dreams of becoming a hip-hop recording artist.

Set half at a rally and half at a therapy session, this is the premise of Trump impersonator and award-winning comedian Alexander Sparrow’s show, DJ Trump. The challenge with impersonating Trump is two-fold, Sparrow told Stuff.

“On the one hand there’s the visual aspect, of course, but there’s also the matter of trying to out-do what he says.

“Nobody really wants to go to a show only to see what you could just check out on YouTube. You have to take it a step further.”

The Wellington Comedy Awards’ best show award winner of 2017, and deemed by Hollywood’s Laugh Factory as one of the world’s top 10 Trump impersonators, Sparrow as President of the free world has not only appeared in The Wall Street Journal, but by popular demand, is returning to Gisborne with award-winning comedian Katie Boyle.

Boyle’s 2018 Palmy Fringe best comedy award-winning show, Pat Goldsack, features 87-year-old Pat Goldsack, star of Pat Goldsack’s Swingers Club and Brothel. Pat has toured New Zealand for the past four decades with her Swingers club. Looking to make a buck in her old age, and with lots of new and naked friends, she explores how close two degrees is and whether that separation can be made smaller.

Reviewer Annabella Gamboni describes Boyle’s act as somewhere between stand-up comedy and chatty theatre show.

“Pat to her friends and lovers has had more sex than you can swing a stick at. She’s figured a few things out in her time, and in this show, she sure doesn’t hold back on telling us all about it.

“The audience is ostensibly attending one of Pat’s famous swingers club meetings. She begins by telling us the rules – which include leaving with the same person you arrived with and using a safe word if things get uncomfortable.”

Sparrow and Boyle’s stand-up comedy show, One Night Stand, performed at Evolution Theatre earlier this year, sold-out. Early bookings are recommended.

Katie Boyle and Alexander Sparrow present the comedy double bill Pat Goldsack’s Swingers Club and Brothel, and DJ Trump, at Evolution Theatre, Disraeli Street, on Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets $40 presale at eventfinda.co.nz. Cash-only door sales available.

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