Derby show for comic Darby

Rhys Darby
Rhys Darby

COMEDIAN Rhys Darby brings his new show – This Way To Spaceship – to Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Monday, July 16.

Best known for his portrayal of Murray Hewitt in Flight of the Conchords, Darby was based in the UK as a standup comic for eight years before making the move to the USA.

It’s 2012 and the world has ended. Rhys Darby wakes up onboard a spaceship. It would appear he’s one of the lucky ones. A V.I.P ? Who knows?

Only Rhys can figure out how he managed to survive the armageddon, by looking back at his madcap journey through life. In this brand new show, 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 has heard of. In the end, you might just find you’ve been invited to re-colonize another planet.

This Way To Spaceship will be flying into this year’s Edinburgh Festival, following Rhys Darby’s first ever UK tour and a sellout run at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.

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.

This Way To Spaceship is also an adaptation of Rhys’s debut novel ‘a handy autobiographical end of world companion’.

He is 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, Rissoli and Isles).

While 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 stand-up DVD, It’s Rhys Darby Night, and learnt to drive an amphibious boat.

Rhys Darby can soon be seen in the new ITV1 show Mad, Mad World as a team captain, hosted by Paddy McGuiness.

Ticket details for his show at Derby’s Assembly Rooms are available from the box office on 01332 255800.