Lord Sutch Articles by: Lord Sutch

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

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting III: Not great news

What to expect when you’re not expecting III: Not great news

So you might have read my piece, and/or Kim’s piece about our adventures through infertility. It’s been a hard road. And we had just started the next chapter which was a cycle of IVF.

by × March 23, 2017 × 3 comments

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting

What to expect when you’re not expecting

I’m not a huge fan of revealing too much personal information on a blog that is read by 10s of people but here we go, this is as personal as it gets. Also, this post may get super long. Sorry.

by × March 7, 2017 × 34 comments

International, Politics

The case for Democrats to be obstructionist

The case for Democrats to be obstructionist

Over in the dumpster fire that is the United States Government, Trump has announced his Supreme Court nominee, one Justice Gorsuch. A known Christian conservative. This appointment is to replace the late Justice Scalia who died in February last year.

by × February 2, 2017 × 2 comments

International, Politics

Between a Trump and a Russian place

Between a Trump and a Russian place

I saw an article yesterday that came from early December about the current intelligence community and its panic over Donald Trump. The article, from Reuters, says that Canada is concerned about Trump’s comments around using torture and other ethical atrocities as well as his ties to Russia

by × January 15, 2017 × 0 comments

Politics

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

So who saw that one coming? No-one. Big news.

by × December 6, 2016 × 0 comments

International, Politics

When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar.

When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar.

Since *that* election I have read myriad reasons why it played out the way it did

by × November 17, 2016 × 0 comments

Reviews

Reverend Horton Heat: Effortless brilliance

Reverend Horton Heat: Effortless brilliance

The Rev is a band I have wanted to see for, I dunno, 10 years now?

by × October 6, 2016 × 0 comments

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

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

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

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