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18th October
– New Zealand comedian, actor and writer Nic Sampson (Starstruck, The Brokenwood Mysteries, The Breaker Upperers, Baby, Done) returns to London’s Soho Theatre to make his solo debut with comedy show Marathon, 1904 across 3 nights from 11th – 13th November at 9:15pm. Marathon, 1904 follows Nic’s hosting of improv show They Seem Nice earlier this month at the same venue, alongside comedians Rose Matafeo, Emma Sidi and Steen Raskopoulos.

On a blistering hot August afternoon in 1904, thirty-two athletes entered the third-ever Olympic Marathon in St. Louis, Missouri. Only fourteen made it to the finish line… What occurred in between was a perfect storm of incompetence, stupidity, betrayal, cheating, wild dogs and rat poison. In Marathon, 1904, Nic Sampson brings to life the incredible untold story of one of the dumbest sporting events of all time.


Tickets are on-sale now at  Soho Theatre



Recognised as one of New Zealand’s most prolific comedy voices, Nic Sampson is a co-writer of BBC3/HBO Max’s Starstruck, created by and starring Rose Matafeo, and was previously a writer and performer on the New Zealand sketch series Funny Girls. Nic is a co-creator of the sitcom Golden Boy, as well as writing for detective drama The Brokenwood Mysteries. At the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Nic won Best Newcomer in 2014, then returned the following year earning a nomination for the Billy T Award which recognises New Zealand comedians with outstanding potential. The next year his show was nominated for Best New Zealand Show (Fred Award), the highest honour at the festival.

Aside from his solo stand-up, Nic is a founding member of the acclaimed New Zealand improvised comedy collective SNORT, who have been selling out weekly live shows since 2013 and recently had a TV version of the show air on New Zealand’s TV3.

As an actor, Nic portrays popular character D.C. Sam Breen in New Zealand detective drama The Brokenwood Mysteries, which airs in 17 countries including the UK, where it is one of UKTV’s most successful programmes. He has also appeared in the BBC3/HBO Max series Starstruck and featured in films including Netflix’s The Breaker Upperers and Baby, Done, which was executive produced by Taika Waititi. He previously played the Yellow Ranger in Disney’s Power Rangers: Mystic Force.


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