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Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Arj Barker in Get in my head

Comedy Fest Review: Arj Barker in Get in my head

I saw Arj Barker for the one and only time in a gala show a few years ago. I wasn’t that impressed with his ‘surf rock’ comedy then, but the thing with gala shows is that you get a 5 minute slice of a comedian’s repetoire.

by × May 2, 2016 × 0 comments

Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Oh hi! It’s me, constant improvisor and international feminist killjoy Jennifer O’Sullivan, here to guide you in your navigation of the always-dude-heavy comedy festival programme and to remind you that yes, women are diligently doing their thing and carving out their place in the comedy world.*

by × April 28, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Eamonn Marra and Jonny Potts in All Day Breakfast

Comedy Fest Review: Eamonn Marra and Jonny Potts in All Day Breakfast

Line-up shows are funny things, I mean obviously comedy shows are largely all funny, but line-up shows are a different kind of funny. 

by × April 28, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews, Uncategorized

5 Things To Help Prepare You For “Tickled”

5 Things To Help Prepare You For “Tickled”

After a couple of years in the making and a successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Tickled is finally about to be shown in NZ theatres.

by × April 11, 2016 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics, Uncategorized

Trump, the View From Moon Zealand

Trump, the View From Moon Zealand

For a while now I’ve wondered when exactly we should start taking seriously what is going on in US politics around Donald Trump. How foolish of me. The time is now.

by × March 31, 2016 × 1 comment

General

Look at us. We're adorable.

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times

Hi friends, it’s been a while.

by × March 24, 2016 × 1 comment

General, News, Politics

Best of the Worst

Best of the Worst

Today I’m voting to keep a flag that I’ve wanted to change since I was six.

by × March 4, 2016 × 3 comments

General

The Rumi Awards 2015

The Rumi Awards 2015

Recognising some of the best and worst things that happened in New Zealand this year.

by × December 22, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Politics

Peaking Into The Future

Peaking Into The Future

The inclusion and subsequent failure of Red Peak in the New Zealand flag referendum is a triumph of democracy; pats on the back to everyone involved.

by × December 12, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Politics

The American Election II: Who’s Cruz?

The American Election II: Who’s Cruz?

We all know somebody like Ted Cruz. You know, that guy who ran for class president every year?

by × December 4, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Politics

The American Election: Trump For Dummies

The American Election: Trump For Dummies

It’s unlikely that New Zealanders, Americans, or anyone else in the world will be looking at President Trump in 2016.

by × November 26, 2015 × 3 comments

General

Introductions

Introductions

Kia ora!

by × November 25, 2015 × 2 comments

General

I did it my way (but no longer will)

I did it my way (but no longer will)

And now the end is near. And so I face the final curtain.

by × September 8, 2015 × 2 comments

International, News, Politics

Discontent warning

Discontent warning

Sometimes it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

by × September 4, 2015 × 7 comments

News, Politics

Flagged as inappropriate

Flagged as inappropriate

Well they’re out. The final four design have been reached and they’re all a bit terrible.

by × September 1, 2015 × 1 comment

General

Cosentino: Twisted reality in a real way

Cosentino: Twisted reality in a real way

Cosentino is an Australian illusionist and escapologist. He’s a multi-talented guy. One of those people that you suspect might be better than you at everything.

by × September 1, 2015 × 0 comments

Health

The dashing dildo dangler

The dashing dildo dangler

Dear SSBS, Recently I fell on hard times, living in my best friend’s pocket. Back to the job market I went to find work on the line at a plastic press.

by × August 27, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Jonny always does awesome promo shots. Except for one.

Review: Jonny Potts in Loose

Last year I reviewed Jonny Potts’ NZ Comedy Fest show: The Delusionaries.

by × August 21, 2015 × 0 comments