Rhys Darby’s new standup show is the live version of his first novel, This Way to Spaceship, ‘a handy autobiographical end of world companion’. The book will be available in stores from April 12.
Some say the world could end in 2012. But Rhys Darby has a plan. He’s fairly sure the superpowers each have a spaceship ready to launch on the eve of Armageddon. The trick is… to get onboard!
Rhys takes us on an autobiographical journey from meek geek to king of cool. This show is a handy guide to living your life like you’re the champion no one’s heard of. In the end, you might just find you’ve been invited to recolonize another planet.
The show promises to combine everything Rhys is known for, surreal musings, hilarious stories from his life and a healthy dollop of nonsense and fantasy.
Darby is undertaking his first UK tour and returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with This Way to Spaceship. He will also be seen on UK television on ITV1 as a Team Captain in the new panel show Mad, Mad World.
Best known for his portrayal of Murray Hewitt in Flight of the Conchords, Darby is also known for his roles in Yes Man opposite Jim Carrey and The Boat that Rocked. He has appeared as the lead in two romcoms, Lovebirds, opposite Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins (out on DVD now) and Coming and Going opposite Sasha Alexander (NCIS).
Whilst basing himself between NZ and LA with his young family he has written a book, starred in a now defunct US network sitcom, released his second standup DVD, It’s Rhys Darby Night, and learnt to drive an amphibious boat.