Imagination live

Auckland comedian Rhys Darby — who plays Jim Carrey’s boss Norman in Yes Man, which will be released in the US in December — has launched his first live stand-up DVD, entitled Imagine That. This is the first world-wide release of a stand-up DVD for a New Zealand comedian. Darby talks technology, and about sharing his iPod Touch with his 2-year-old, in the Guardian. “Get one, and make sure to get a cover for it to protect the screen,” Darby recommends. “And if you really want it for yourself and you have 2-year-old kids, don’t show it to them.” Darby next appears in ensemble comedy The Boat That Rocked, which stars Emma Thompson and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Boat That Rocked is out in April 2009.


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