Comedy duo The Laughing Samoans gave their final performance over the weekend.
Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepulea’i have toured as the Laughing Samoans since 2003, producing a new show almost every year since.
But that is coming to an end.
In a Facebook post, they announced a break.
“After nearly fourteen years of touring we’ve decided that we need a break to focus on our families and pursue other opportunities,” the post says.
“We’ll still do the odd corporate or special event but won’t be producing and touring any more shows. Thank you all for your support over the years. Love each and every single one of you. Ia manuia!”
The duo have released more than 10 DVD recordings of their performances and toured sold out shows in Australia, the United States, the Cook Islands, Hawai’i, Fiji, Samoa and London.
Fepulea’i announced the end of the Laughing Samoans following a performance of their show Island Time at The Regent in Palmerston North.
“Sad to say, but also excited as well, that this will be our last show...thank you for all the love the last 14 years. God bless you all and thank you,” he says.
Reacting to the disappointment from the full house in Palmerston North, Fepulea’i proved that no matter happens he’ll always be a laughing Samoan.
“It’d be nice if you could say ‘aw’ and buy a DVD,” he says.