It was almost a full house and Uncle Chop Chop had the crowd in stitches from his first joke right through to the end of the show, educating the us on how not to get “caught up in the wank-storm” that brought us Tyra Banks (“famous for being a clothes rack with a face”) and Bunnings Warehouse (“the epicentre of the f**ktards”).
Straight away Chopper shot down any hecklers and won the respect of the crowd - the first audience member that yelled out got back, “what made you think Chopper wanted you to speak? The first clue should’ve been that they didn’t give you a microphone as you came in.”
Any couples that were there for a romantic night out were quickly pulled off their perch as Chopper offered up some insightful tips on how to be a ‘hard bastard’ and got the audience up on stage acting out all sorts of weird and wonderful scenarios including, amongst other things, hitting a piñata with underpants over their face.
There was also plenty of trans-Tasman banter from Chopper. He declared that he loved the laid-back nature of New Zealanders – apparently while Aussies talk through their noses and are always in a hurry, a Kiwi’s main concern is deciding whether or not to put some pants on later.
A real highlight was when Franklin’s new character Bear Grylls (a man “famous for going camping and forgetting all his sh*t”) made an appearance. Bear wasted no time teaching us how to survive in the wild with a thousand ways to use our pants in an emergency, and once again got the crowd involved for an interactive demonstration.
All up it was a wickedly funny show which demonstrated exactly why Heath Franklin and his Chopper character in particular have become so wildly popular here in New Zealand. His remaining shows across the country are selling out fast, so what are you waiting for? Put those pants on and book your tickets now!
Chopper's ‘A Hard Bastard's Guide to Life (or how to be less of a f**ktard)’ is coming to a town near you this month! CLICK HERE for a full list of dates...
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