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Peak peak Rumination 19: It’s gonna happen again

Peak peak Rumination 19: It’s gonna happen again

Let’s begin with an index. Peak peak Ruminations, in order:

by × May 18, 2017 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Rose Matafeo in Sassy Best Friend

Comedy fest review: Rose Matafeo in Sassy Best Friend

I said it in the tweet immediately following the show, and I’ll say it again, Rose Matafeo is a national treasure.

by × May 18, 2017 × 0 comments

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What to expect when you’re not expecting IV: the waiting game

What to expect when you’re not expecting IV: the waiting game

So it’s been nearly two months since my last post. In that time we haven’t magically discovered a baby growing in the garden; so this isn’t the update where we all go wahey! Success!

by × May 17, 2017 × 0 comments

Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 18: We live inside a dream

Peak peak Rumination 18: We live inside a dream

This week’s piece on the film, Fire Walk With me: The Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer, brings to an end our journey through Twin Peaks as it was, just before it is changed forever by the launch of a new series. The essay is by Amanda Lyons, who previously wrote about the aftermath of the reveal of BOB’s true identity. It’s great and thought-provoking essay! And for the last time (unless he is so possessed with Peaks fervour he cannot bring himself to stop) we can enjoy a superb new illustration by Grant Buist (@fitz_bunny), creator of Jitterati; see his tweet-along with the film linked after the essay. Also […]

by × May 16, 2017 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Tessa Waters in Over Promises

Comedy fest review: Tessa Waters in Over Promises

What an utter fucking delight. Such a joyous wonderful, feel-good, bizarre funny show. This is a show I’ve been struggling to think of how to review. Because to reveal too much would be to spoil it.

by × May 12, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Tony Woods

Comedy fest review: Tony Woods

I was nervous about this show. I’d heard that Tony’s performance in the gala had gone to places that I’d probably not be a fan of and so I approached it with some trepidation. I left with a feeling of delight and joy.

by × May 12, 2017 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Gordon Southern in Long Story Short

Comedy fest review: Gordon Southern in Long Story Short

Gordon Southern is a polished, slick comic. His show, Long Story Short, is a rollicking hour of puns, raps, gags, stories, frenetic energy, sound and light and one of the most delightfully likeable comics I’ve seen.

by × May 12, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Joel Hansby & Josh Davies in Dorkward

Comedy fest review: Joel Hansby & Josh Davies in Dorkward

There’s awkward comedy where we cringe because of the awfulness. Think Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm or Ricky Gervais in his entire life

by × May 12, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in The Year of Magical Fucking

Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in The Year of Magical Fucking

Hell of a show title. In the annals of comedy fest titles that are memorable this is right up there.

by × May 11, 2017 × 0 comments

Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 17: Wow, Bob, wow.

Peak peak Rumination 17: Wow, Bob, wow.

The #TwinPeaksRewatch schedule is at the bottom of the post with links to all these writeups as they happened! This week’s piece on the final episode of the series, episode 29, was written by Alasdair Sinclair and Morgan Davie (that’s me).

by × May 9, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Dusty Rich and the Voices

Comedy fest review: Dusty Rich and the Voices

I had a wee bit of trepidation about seeing Dusty Rich. A friend of mine had seen him in First Laughs and thought that he hadn’t been great, and there’d been an undercurrent of homophobia which is not something I’m that keen on seeing in a show. Unless the punchline is the homophobic. However everything turned out great in the end.

by × May 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy Fest review: Savanna Calton & Sera Devcich in Unstoppable

Comedy Fest review: Savanna Calton & Sera Devcich in Unstoppable

Savanna Calton and Sera Devcich are two up and comers in the NZ Comedy scene and they both have a very bright future ahead of them if Unstoppable is anything to go by.

by × May 6, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Laser Kiwi

Comedy fest review: Laser Kiwi

Laser Kiwi is a show put on by Imogen Stone, and the Jarvie brothers – Degge and Zane. The trio take the approach of flinging out as many ideas as possible and seeing what hits. If you’ve ever played Smooth Moves on the Nintendo Wii, then it’s sort of like that. Only funnier.

by × May 6, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Guy Montgomery in Let’s all get in a room together

Comedy fest review: Guy Montgomery in Let’s all get in a room together

Guy Montgomery is one of those comics that if you tried to regale your colleagues with his best bits after seeing him, it wouldn’t work.

by × May 5, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Paco Erhard in 5 Step Guide to being German

Comedy fest review: Paco Erhard in 5 Step Guide to being German

Some friends and I were discussing what we would expect to see from Paco Erhard’s show “5 Step Guide to being German”.

by × May 4, 2017 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Brendon Green in Best Friends

Comedy fest review: Brendon Green in Best Friends

I saw Brendon Green in the 2014 Comedy Festival in Some More Mr Nice Guy, and it was one of the most well written shows I had ever seen. Brendon danced us backwards and forwards, weaving call-backs and flash-forwards with a deftness far exceeding his age as a comic.

by × May 2, 2017 × 0 comments

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Peak peak Rumination 16: Which way is the castle?

Peak peak Rumination 16: Which way is the castle?

The #TwinPeaksRewatch schedule is at the bottom of the post! You can catch up, but it’d take a bit of serious binge watching… This week’s piece by Dave Chapman brings us to episodes 27 and 28 – almost at the end now!

by × May 2, 2017 × 0 comments

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Peak peak Rumination 15: Verses of the same song

Peak peak Rumination 15: Verses of the same song

The #TwinPeaksRewatch schedule is at the bottom of the post! You can catch up, but it’d take a bit of serious binge watching… This week we hit episodes 25 and 26.

by × April 25, 2017 × 0 comments