Bill Bailey announces major New Zealand comedy tour for November and December

Bill Bailey will be back in New Zealand in November.
Bill Bailey will be back in New Zealand in November. Photo credit: Getty Images

UK comedian Bill Bailey is returning to Aotearoa in November and December.

His Thoughtifier tour will head to Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown, Nelson, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Hawke's Bay, Tauranga, Rotorua and Hamilton later this year, it's been announced.

Touted as a show that celebrates "our own flawed humanity," Bailey has promised to take the audience "on a jaunt through the error-strewn, distracted, crumb-festooned, sometimes magnificent history of human thought, and how it might help us survive in this brave new world".

Bailey was one of the first acts to hit our shores after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, with his show En Route to Normal taking the stage in 2021.

Bailey's also known for his role in the award-winning comedy Black Books, as well as UK panel shows Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI.

Tickets go on sale from Monday, July 10.