NZICF 18 | Bogan Jesus

New Zealand’s favourite bogan was back for this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival with his brand new show, Bogan Jesus. On a mission to convert all to his new religion, Messiah Chopper traveled the length of the country before closing his tour across four sold-out shows at Auckland’s SkyCity Theatre.

We attended his first show of the night which started a little later than advertised. Better late than never; with his signature glasses, jandals, a stole around his neck (looking every bit the religious messiah) and two bottles of beer in hand (Victoria Bitter, no less), Chopper graced the stage to raucous applause.

He began by explaining that there is a need for religion but that all of the world’s religions aren’t the answer… So, he’s saving us all and he’s created his own religion, one where he’s taking on the role of Bogan Jesus. He then proceeded to share his ten commandments.

The show was cleverly written and well-executed, with plenty of laugh out loud moments. His show certainly attracted an oddball crowd, but the well-seasoned comedian that he is, he quickly quietened his hecklers.

Chopper is a unique character with a unique appeal, it’s not hard to see why he’s a Kiwi favourite.

4 Stars.