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Humour

Pro comedy in Wellington!

Pro comedy in Wellington!

Outside of the Comedy Festival there is a tonne of comedy shows around Wellington city that you should check out. But it’s rare that we get a show of this calibre coming to town.

by × September 14, 2016 × 0 comments

Politics, Rights

Erewhon: Where everyone is lazy and does drugs

Erewhon: Where everyone is lazy and does drugs

RadioNZ (sorry RNZ) has a remarkable story up about New Zealand’s high level of immigration, and how this high level of immigration is actually bringing in a lot of low-skilled workers

by × September 5, 2016 × 1 comment

General

The deer on the left represents me locked in battle with the deer on the right, while that deer represents 2016.

Some great things about 2016

So 2016 hasn’t been great huh? That’s the meme. That it’s been a shit year. Smacking us all right in the gooch. Terrorism, celebrity deaths, poverty, Trump, we’ve had a lot. So I thought in honour of it being such a shitter let’s take a look at some good things.

by × August 31, 2016 × 1 comment

Politics

Wellington alive and kicking

Wellington alive and kicking

Guest post by Wellington Mayoral candidate Justin Lester

by × August 30, 2016 × 1 comment

Uncategorized

Supporting the Ruminator

Supporting the Ruminator

The annual subscription fee has come up again and as I (Dave) have started my own business, money is a bit tight, so if you want to donate to help keep the site live then awesome!

by × August 25, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour

Raybon and Tim and Cohen oh my!

Raybon and Tim and Cohen oh my!

We love comedy at the Ruminator. We review the shit out of it every festival and we’re a big supporter of local comedy which we think is going from strength to strength.

by × August 25, 2016 × 0 comments

Politics

Eats gravel, shits highways

Eats gravel, shits highways

Over the weekend, on TV3’s ‘The Nation‘, the Wellington Mayoral candidates got together and had a shitfest.

by × August 8, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Our Favourite New Podcast: “Boners of the Heart”

Our Favourite New Podcast: “Boners of the Heart”

Forget everything Mel Gibson taught you about What Women Want; this is where wisdom lies. Boners of the Heart is like listening in on a slumber party, but in a non-creepy way.

by × August 4, 2016 × 0 comments

International, Politics

A complete abdication of responsibility

A complete abdication of responsibility

It was a fascinating day yesterday, watching the Brexit results come in and seeing how divided United Kingdom had become.

by × June 25, 2016 × 0 comments

News, Politics, Rights

A Pox On Both Your Houses

A Pox On Both Your Houses

 If there’s one euphemism I’m sick of hearing it’s “property investment”. 

by × May 17, 2016 × 6 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Festival Review: Red Bastard

Comedy Festival Review: Red Bastard

Whew. This is going to be tricky. And possibly a bit of a wanky review. So for that I apologise.

by × May 12, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Angela Barnes in Come As You Are

Comedy fest review: Angela Barnes in Come As You Are

Angela Barnes has, in her promo material, the sentence “The best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican” and the word mainstream makes me pause.

by × May 12, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest review: James Acaster in Reset – world premiere

Comedy Fest review: James Acaster in Reset – world premiere

James Acaster is going to be a very expensive comic to see next time he comes back to New Zealand. I fully expect him to be at the Opera House charging like $50 to see him. And he’d be worth it. Because this was one of the best comedy festival shows I’ve had the fortune of seeing.

by × May 11, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest review: Rose Matafeo in Finally Dead

Comedy Fest review: Rose Matafeo in Finally Dead

When we settle ourselves in for Rose’s show there’s an organist playing, it’s the soundtrack of just about every funeral you’ve ever been to and is a nice touch to what is an entertaining, funny, yet somewhat frustrating hour of comedy.

by × May 11, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood in Three night stand

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood in Three night stand

Jeremy Elwood is basically Mr New Zealand comedy at this point in his career. He is so polished, so professional that investing in his show is practically a sure thing, and Three Night Stand doesn’t disappoint.

by × May 6, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Laura Daniel in Pressure makes diamonds

Comedy fest review: Laura Daniel in Pressure makes diamonds

Laura Daniel is probably the most likable comic I’ve seen on stage in some time. It’s a personality characteristic that is often neglected by comics, but for Laura I’m pretty sure it’s natural and just down to a charismatic, charming and funny persona.

by × May 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Neel Kolhatkar in Neel before me

Comedy fest review: Neel Kolhatkar in Neel before me

“Don’t let his internet celebrity deceive” says part of Neel’s promo material, and I have to confess I didn’t actually know who Neel was before I went and saw his show.

by × May 5, 2016 × 0 comments

International, Politics

Why Donald Trump is good for democracy

Why Donald Trump is good for democracy

Hello friends, I’m not going to be writing a whole lot of these pieces but I thought I’d dip my toe back into the punditry land, if only for a brief swim.

by × May 4, 2016 × 0 comments