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Johanna Cosgrove Hi, Delusion! (New Zealand)

Johanna Cosgrove Hi, Delusion! (NZ)

Johanna Cosgrove is utterly deluded.

She hit her 30s in a pandemic, has been slowly slipping into the void since and is determined to take everyone down with her. 

Part stand-up, part sketch and 100% stunning, this darkly hilarious hour from award-winning polymath Johanna Cosgrove (Aunty) will take you to the brink and back. 

Directed by award winning Jess Joy Wood (Kura Shoulda Woulda) Hi, Delusion! is the hysterical and cursed extravaganza you never knew you needed. Strap in because one gorgeous woman is about to randomly spiral in front of your living eyes for 60 full minutes! 

Welcome to Hi, Delusion! 

Johanna Cosgrove is one of the fastest rising stars in New Zealand comedy. Co-host of the cult hit podcast 'Rats in the Gutter', a stalwart of the Auckland improv scene (Snort, Heartthrobs), a TV writer (Shortland Street), poet (Crying on the Phone) and star of the soon to be released Madam (starring Rachel Griffiths and Danielle Cormack) Johanna is returning to Melbourne for her second Melbourne International Comedy Festival with this sell-out and dazzling hour. 

Winner Best Poster 2023 New Zealand International Comedy Festival

'Hi, Delusion! cements Cosgrove as a comedy and performance force of nature.' Regional News (NZ)

'Cosgrove is funny. The sort of funny that has you laughing out loud, snorting, cringing, hiding-behind-your-fingers.' Bad Apple Gay (NZ)

'Exceptional comedy.' Theatreview (NZ)

'Sparkling.' NZ Herald 

Strictly for audiences 18+

This show contains: Death and grief, Occasional coarse language, Strobe lighting.


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