We are a band of performers, designers and producers based in Christchurch, on the South Island of New Zealand working to bringing Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand the highest quality stand-up comedy entertainment possible.
We’re dedicated to making small but significant contributions, through laughter and the arts, to rebuilding the nightlife and vibrancy of inner city Christchurch, while demonstrating the warm humour, creativity, innovation and great hospitality Kiwis are known for worldwide.
We feel proud to be sharing our journey of discovery with the various communities of Christchurch as we forge connections, discover and nurture emerging talent and put a smile on everyone's face
Individually we have been producing and performing comedy shows since 2014, recently banded together as Can Do Comedy in late 2018.
Image from a showcase we produced at Kensington Fun House.
We are just as passionate about using quality design and branding as we are about stand-up. Below are a few of our favourite poster designs we've used throughout the years, if you're a comedian looking for a poster design for your next show, please get in touch and ask for Taylor.
Taylor got his stand-up comedy start in Japan where he was a founding member of the group Comedy Fukuoka. His style has been described as disarmingly laid-back with a twinkle in his eye, disguising a sharply honed wit. His material covers growing up as a pop culture obsessed introvert in New Zealand, living as a big european guy in Japan, and his many misadventures along the way.
Unfortunately, comedy merch has never been cool or stylish. We are striving to create designs that you can wear proudly to support the comedians you love, and the comedy scene as a whole. We have taken inspiration from retro athletics, 1970's packaging and music design aesthetics, as well as more modern minimalist and expressionist styles to create a line of designs that has something for everyone.
The store is currently powered by Threadless but we are looking to find a quality New Zealand based company to work with. If you are or know a company that can help and would like to get involved, please get in touch!
One of our core values is that we want to connect with the people of Christchurch through laughter.
If you're a venue owner interesting in putting on a comedy night, a company looking to organize a work function, you have some feedback for us, you want to find out more information about upcoming shows, or want to get on stage yourself, don't hesitate to get in touch via either channel below:firstname.lastname@example.org /CanDoComedy