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Ka Kite Ano Campbell Live

Ka Kite Ano Campbell Live

Today will be tough. There will be laughter. There will be cake. Campbell Live is famous for cake. We are the only people in the world who lose weight on Christmas holidays. by

by × May 29, 2015 × 44 comments

International, Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival review: War of Lies

Documentary Edge Festival review: War of Lies

The Iraq war started twelve years ago, briefly after the invasion of Afghanistan following the attacks on New York City in 2001. by

by × May 25, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

It’s not easy being Green (while running for male co-leader)

It’s not easy being Green (while running for male co-leader)

A while back I asked the four Green Party co-leader aspirants what their favourite musical was. by

by × May 23, 2015 × 1 comment

Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival review: The Forecaster

Documentary Edge Festival review: The Forecaster

What a frustrating watch! This should have been a documentary that I enjoyed immensely. by

by × May 23, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival: Some reviews

Documentary Edge Festival: Some reviews

Tim Batt went to a screening at the Documentary Edge Festival, the screening he sat in featured all three of the following: by

by × May 22, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Rights

Baltimore Riot 1861. Slightly different shit, slightly different time, same place

Baltimore of the same

There’s a whole lot of frustrated people in Baltimore right now. Not without reason either, it’s been a pretty frustrating few weeks. by

by × May 11, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Ben Target in Discover Ben Target

Comedy fest review: Ben Target in Discover Ben Target

24 hours. That’s how long the record stood for hardest review I’d had to write for a Comedy Festival show. by

by × May 8, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

Last year I saw Reginald D. Hunter as part of the Comedy Festival. His show hinged upon one big giant rape joke he did smack in the middle of his set. by

by × May 7, 2015 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Eastend Cabaret in Perverts

Comedy Fest Review: Eastend Cabaret in Perverts

Eastend Cabaret is the type of show that isn’t for everyone. It’s for most people. But not for everyone.  by

by × May 6, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Des Bishop in Made in China

Comedy fest review: Des Bishop in Made in China

I’ll copy/paste the blurb for Des’ show to set some context: In February 2013, Des moved to China for a year so he could learn enough Mandarin to perform stand-up to a Chinese audience. He even starred on China’s biggest dating show. Now he’s here to share these hilarious and unique experiences with you. by

by × May 5, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Sanjay Parbhu in Because I said I would

Comedy fest review: Sanjay Parbhu in Because I said I would

  Sanjay Parbhu has been performing as a comedian for around 7 years, since graduating from the NZ comedy fest initiative “Class Comedians” while still in high school. This is his debut solo show. by

by × May 1, 2015 × 3 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Alice Brine & Daniel John Smith in How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Comedy fest review: Alice Brine & Daniel John Smith in How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

  This show boasts two of the best up and comers on the Wellington comedy circuit. by

by × May 1, 2015 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in Faith

Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in Faith

I don’t laugh at stand-up comedy a whole lot any more. I have performed it a bit. I’ve seen it an awful lot more. I’ve watched it on TV. I’ve reviewed it. by

by × April 30, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

By Jennifer O’Sullivan Merry Christmas – it’s Comedy Festival time! by

by × April 29, 2015 × 0 comments

News

This is the sort of casualness I like.

On casualness and ethics

A lot has been written on the Prime Minister and his pulling of Amanda’s hair. I’m not going to weigh in on that. by

by × April 28, 2015 × 0 comments

News

War is war, hell is hell

War is war, hell is hell

It’s two days now since the actual ANZAC day but today is the brand new Monday-ised holiday, perhaps a good time to reflect on our reflection. by

by × April 27, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics

Speech by Minister for Women, Louise Upston at the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Speech by Minister for Women, Louise Upston at the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Ms Upston has, at the time of writing, been conspicuously silent on the issue of unwanted attention and harassment by the Prime Minister. by

by × April 22, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Politics, Rights

Yup, it’s creepy

Yup, it’s creepy

Ah, yes. It’s just a bit of fun. Mucking around. A friendly gesture. How many times have we heard these old chestnuts when some bloke has been somehow inappropriate? by

by × April 22, 2015 × 1 comment