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This week he introduces a top comedian across the English- speaking world for two decades, Andrew Clay; Dubliner Alan McElroy; and international weightlifting champion and YouTube sensation, David Correos, known for his costume tutorials, trivial rantings and “insightful life advice that you’d do well to ignore”. Mohanbhai started his project to bring comedy to the suburbs in 2012 when he launched the Pakuranga Comedy Club which played at a Ti Rakau Drive pub. But Uxbridge, he says, is “more comedy friendly because the people are more focused on the acts”. “Before we didn’t know Uxbridge existed,” he says. “ We visited three bars in Howick looking for a suitable location and still didn’t see this place. We were oblivious. But people know now. “All the comedians who come here have a great time. The people are seated and totally focused on us. The relationship we have here is fantastic.” Ashley Grogan, Uxbridge programme and events manager says bringing the comedy show to Howick is giving people in the community a new experience and it attracts a different audience compared with, say, The Comedy Club in the central city. “What works in town doesn’t always transpire here. But the comedians who come here are so professional they adapt to the audience,” she says. ■➤ The Comedy Night is at 8pm on Friday (August 7) at the Uxbridge Centre for Arts and Culture, Uxbridge Road, Howick. Entry is $22 a head. Always one for taking the main chance, local comedian Tarun Mohanbhai takes to the construction site at the Uxbridge Centre for Arts and Culture in Howick, in advance of his upcoming comedy show at the centre’s theatre. Times photo Wayne Martin cOMedy Take seats for laughing time ASOCIAL club for singles in their 40s, 50s and 60s has stood the test of time and celebrates its 20th anniversary soon. New Horizons Social Club was formed after a group of people broke away from an existing club. At the first meeting seven members turned up but, as the club grew in strength, membership reached 200 on some occasions. Current membership is about 100 people. However, the core members who make up an informal organising committee say the lower membership is probably a sign of the times as many interest and social groups suffer from lower numbers. Social media, they muse, is also taking over many peoples’ lives. Janice Brown-Bayliss says the club is not a dating or match- making group. “ That’s not to say that relationships are not formed because sometimes they are. But we are a singles social club for people in the 40-69 age bracket, where you can go out and enjoy a get-together with like-minded people,” she says. “Some members are still with the club since the beginning and others are members of many years standing.” The club functions around events published in a monthly newsletter distributed to all the members. Activities range from movie nights, pot luck dinners or lunches at a member’s home, weekends away, dinners, lunches and brunches, walks and activities that can be enjoyed with other members of the group. A committee meets monthly, looking after the day-to-day running of the non-profit-making club. Most of the members are from the Eastern Suburbs, but some come from as far as North Shore, Manurewa, Papakura and other parts of Auckland. To celebrate the 20-year anniversary, the club will hold a birthday party at the Pakuranga Sailing Club on August 22 to which past members will be welcome. A small cover charge will cover costs and catering. A group of the New Horizons Social Club gets organised for the club’s 20th anniversary, from left, Margaret Jalil, Rex McCarison, Shirley Thompson, Heather Holcroft, John Dickens, Janice Brown-Bayliss, and Rachel Rowley. Photo supplied BirTHdAy BASH Singles celebrating MOre iNfO ■➤ Where: Pakuranga Sailing Club ■➤ When: Saturday, August 22 ■➤ For more information about the club, or to attend the birthday party, contact Margaret on 537-2083.
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