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Eli Matthewson:Daddy Short-Legs | Nelson Arts Festival

Friday 28th October 2022

One of the best joke-writers in Aotearoa made headlines this year as part of the first-ever same-sex couple on Dancing With The Stars, leading in week one before a shock elimination in week two. Whaaaat?! Now Eli Matthewson is back behind the wheel, sharing those huge life revelations that take place in the crappiest of cars.

While Eli is almost old enough to be a 'daddy', it’s his own father stealing some of his thunder - because 10 years after Eli came out, his dad came out to him.

Now, we cannot WAIT to hear how this turned out... buckle up kids, this one will have you rolling in your seats!

WINNER - Fred Award for Best Show 2021, NZ International Comedy Festival

WINNER Director’s Award 2019, NZ International Comedy Festival

30 Best Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, The Telegraph

4 stars, Chortle (UK)

Image Credit: Andi Crown

This event is part of the 2022 Nelson Arts Festival.


October 28




Nelson & suburbs


The Boathouse
326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Pay What You Can: $15 - $57

Tickets from Ticketing Website


Additional Info

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