Kim Potter to compere the extremely busy ASB Gardens Magic Series
(45,000 people over 22 nights) - Kim was a gem, responding to the
ongoing critique neccessary to tweak the show with humour and grace."
Wellington City Council - Summer City
quirky character Vinyl Burns stimulated the WOW pre-show audience
with fun and an enormous sense of humour. They weren't sure whether
he was one of them or an entertainer - it was fantastic"
World of WearableArt
away the best act we’ve had"
Bull Allen - MC
New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards
the entertainment skills of Kim Potter sight unseen, which was a
bit of a risk really for our corporate event. We we not disappointed
as he certainly turned on a great show in a less than ideal area
to work in. Top marks Kim - we would certainly recommend you to
anyone looking for your unique style of fun."
Scott Macdonald, Branch Manager
Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited
Linda Topp (Topp Twins)
Kim is truly one of New Zealand's leading character comedians. Whether it on stage or on the street he delivers a unique and consistently professional performance.
Gondwana Productions Ltd.
"Kim is the consumate professional in the entertainment sector. He is reliable, great value and brilliant at what he does. I'd recommend talking to him if you need any sort of entertainment or creative ideas to make your event, party, conference or show sparkle!"
Fringe Arts Trust
"You were really funny!"
Melanie Lynskey - Actor
"If you're lucky, your usher will be the off-the-wall Vinyl Burns... ...[one of] Wellington's best interactive improv artists."
"If one had to
pick a favourite character then it was the everyman host for the
evening Mr Vinyl Burns with his ridiculous fake Southern Accent
and ability to mess up some stunts while occasionally making the
audience gasp while successfully completing others."
"...His final stunt, a classic straitjacket escape, was executed flawlessly... timed his escape perfectly to coincide with the audience countdown, freeing himself just before time was up. This stunt elicited a tremendous roar from the large crowd."
"If you took Neil Diamond, Harry Houdini and Jerry Seinfeld and threw them together, Vinyl Burns would be the result."
"the wierdest thing I've seen in a long time - it was a hit."
"Kim is a talented and creative performer. His series of shows in Banff were very well received by the audience and by my client. Kim was easy to deal with a provided high quality promotional materials. I would him again if opportunity arises."
Producer Banff Summer Series
"Look out for the vocal talents of Jemaine Clement and the malevolent styling of Vinyl Burns, in his first serious acting role, as Evil Lord Jerkov"
" ...saw him at the Edmonton Fringe. tough crowd, but he worked them well, great showmanship, and the look on the face of the unwary when caught with a stinger was priceless. smooth as a pound of butter... And I mean that in the nicest way. awesome!"
David Allan Morris, Fan.
"Kim helped us at an annual zoo event were approx 1000 children and their families come to the Zoo.
He was fantastic, professional, funny and great to work with... Would highly recommend Kim!"
sure fire way of getting a smile on peoples faces... Your high
energy act was lots of fun, a great combination of physical and
"...The most entertaining DJ I've ever seen."
"Hey Vinyl, Thanks so much for this - hilarious."
Presenter on BBC6Music
"...very fine quality."
Dr. Vinyl Burns, Les Patterson... some of the greatest alter egos..."
Nemone - BBC 6music
"New Zealand's Kim Potter
combines comedy with an astounding vanishing act."
'Where' magazine, Halifax.
"Vinyl is one "cool dude"! He played for the Stratford Womens Dragonboat Team at the Ottawa Dragonboat Festival"
Dave Farrell, Audience Member, Ottawa Dragonboat Festival 2008
comedic legend Vinyl Burns (Kim Potter) hosts the show and provides
much of the show's humour."
that crossed the boundaries of fantabulous! Kim went over and above
the call of duty proving to me professionalism and dedication were
part of his everyday life!"
Kelly McKeigan, Artist Liaison
Halifax International Buskers Festival
professionalism and gung ho attitude added another wonderful element
to our celebration enjoyed by over 10,000 people in a warm and welcoming
Te Rangi Huata, Production Manager
Public Dreams Trust, First Night Hastings
Vinyl Burns (Kim Potter) looks like he’s stepped straight
out of the League of Gentleman... Ukulele-rocking goodness..."
The Lumiere Reader
after the event people kept asking "Who's that Vinyl guy?".
South Vinyard Ltd.
Jules Van Cruysen
Director of "Avatar"
seamless magic of your very own host the loveable, unflappable,
king of kiwi comedy; Vinyl Burns."
"New Zealands own
"What a great job you did
last night. It was a very hard crowd – especially so huge
and spread over distances, but you certainly won them over and
I don’t for a second underestimate the skill needed to do
that. The especially pleasing part was that you managed to entertain
everyone and offend no-one."
New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards
"The gleam of his teeth only outdone
by the shine of his suit."
"...Truly a genius of the
"Kim has performed for
the market for several years now. The market is a yearly charity
event in Levin that brings in 10-15 thousand people for the one
day event. We aim to provide a great family day out with stalls
and entertainment and Kim is perfectly suited to our crowd. The
shows are always well received and people ask each year if he
will be there again. Kim has always been accommodating to our
changes to staging and times, is great with the kids and always
entertaining. I would not hesitate to recommend Kiwi Comedy Company
Manakau Medieval Market
"...I hope your leg is better."
Joelle Rossier, secretaire.
Festival Des Artistes de rue 2004
"Tourism Eastland hired Kim Potter
for two events, a free public New Years Eve concert (The Town
Clock Party) and a water exhibition and fire works display on
New Years Day (The River of Light).
Kim was very easy to work with and was prepared to make changes
and alterations to his performances to suit the different situations.
The Town Clock party was a case of Kim having to perform three
20minute slots in between bands on a stage, with the River of
Light a roving two-hour performance across three riverbanks.
His shows and performances were perfect for both the events although
they had to be quite different to each other to accommodate the
Kim had the audience at the Town Clock Party captured with all
three performances, which was not an easy task as there was a
very broad range of partygoers. Kim also managed to work his way
around the entire riverbank at the River of Light, which would
add up to at least two kilometres.
a very talented performer and I would have no hesitation in recommending
him for any event you may have planned as he will mould and adjust
his performances to get the best out of any audience.
Kim has so many tricks up his sleeve and gags in his bag you would
be hard pressed to find an event he couldn't enhance with one
Alexandra Day, Event Coordinator.