TEG Dainty and Nice Events have announced that Emmy-nominated television personality, podcaster, and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness, will be bringing his Road to Beijing world tour to New Zealand shores in February 2020.

The star of the Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones, and the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness has become world-renowned for his fabulous, unstoppable energy, that Kiwis will now be able to see for themselves with two shows announced on Sunday 16 February 2020 at Auckland’s iconic Civic, and Tuesday 18 February 2020 at Christchurch Town Hall.

The unforgettable live show, serving cirque-du-so-gay-realness between stand-up sets is described as so good your face will be in need of a massage from all the smiling. The show Road to Beijing which is all inspired by his ongoing attempt … and lifelong obsession … to become a figure-skating prodigy, just in time for the next Olympic cycle (which just so happens to be in Beijing 2022!)


Along with staring in Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning reboot series Queer Eye, where he shines as the show’s groomer, hair guru and self-care advocate, starring on the Emmy-nominated series Gay of Thrones, Jonathan also continues to work on his passion project, his podcast Getting Curious, a weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan is curious about.

The podcast was listed as one of the Top Podcasts of 2018 by Time Magazine, and recently won the iHeart Radio Award for Best LGBTQ Podcast, making 2018 a breakthrough year for Jonathan, who realised two new passions – for the arts of stand-up comedy and figure skating.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday 2 August at 2.00pm (local time) from

Sunday 16 February 2020 – The Civic, Auckland
Tuesday 18 February 2020 – Town Hall, Christchurch