Hugh Laurie pokes fun at Kiwi accent

Hugh Laurie will play one Auckland show.
Hugh Laurie will play one Auckland show.

Hugh Laurie has been in New Zealand for just a day and he's already making fun of us.

Perhaps better known as an actor, the star of House is in Auckland as blues singer this time around. He will perform one show at the Civic Theatre on Tuesday.

After arriving in the country on Sunday, Laurie has obviously been out and about today, tweeting his appreciation of Auckland - and mocking the Kiwi accent. He also used the social media platform to make sure tomorrow's show is a sell out, with the help of a few minor threats.

Laurie, who has released two albums, recently told TimeOut how much singing the blues means to him.

"It's almost indecent, how much fun I'm having doing this, it's sort of embarrassing" he said.

"There's a thing called the blue note, it's a sound in between a major and minor third, and it's not really possible to render it, or notate it in classical western music, but it's a sound that's so brilliant, it really was like an electric shock when I heard it. I knew that I'd found the thing that I would love for the rest of my life."

Hugh Laurie and the Copperbottom Band
Where: Civic Theatre, Auckland
When: Tuesday April 15

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