Man Up explores society’s expectations of a man when he becomes a husband and a father… especially if that man is a lady. Urzila will examine gender roles, sexual rolls and ham rolls; all whilst demonstrating how to have a cup of cement and harden up — because big boys don’t cry right? Also, your long awaited answer to the “who’s your daddy” question.
South African born New Zealand citizen, comic Urzila Carlson took to the stage for the first time in 2008 and has since racked up an impressive array of awards for her stand up including ‘Best Female Comedian’ at the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 NZ Comedy Guild Awards and the coveted TV3 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD at the 2013 and 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
She has made numerous TV appearances in New Zealand on shows such as `A Night at the Classic’, ` The Comedy Christmas Cracker’ with Rhys Darby, AotearoHA!, Jono and Ben at Ten and of course she tames the boys as a regular panellist for TV3’s hit show 7 Days, The Radio and Comedy Galas in both Australia and New Zealand.
She has had 5 sold out solo seasons (2010 - 2014) at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. She was invited to Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2013 by international comedy promotional giants Live Nation where she had a hugely successful sell out season and appeared on the televised Oxfam Comedy Gala and Comedy Up Late.
In 2014 she has another season in Australia with Live Nation in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and once again she has been invited to be part of the televised Oxfam Comedy Gala in Melbourne. She has also appeared in the Canberra Comedy Gala and the ABC’s “Spick’s and Specks” and “Dirty Laundry Live”.