Lord Sutch Articles by: Lord Sutch

Humour, International

Comedy fest review: Beth Vyse in Funny as Cancer

Comedy fest review: Beth Vyse in Funny as Cancer

Write what you know. That’s what they tell you when you start doing comedy. Beth Vyse got breast cancer, so she’s written about that. And it’s funny as hell.

by × May 4, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Marcel Lucont’s Whine List

Comedy fest review: Marcel Lucont’s Whine List

Marcel Lucont’s was one of the shows I was most looking forward to this festival. He’s won a tonne of awards recently and everyone raved about him at his most recent trip here a couple of years ago.

by × May 3, 2016 × 0 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

News

I shit you not, this was the first image of Mike Hosking using Google Image Search's "for reuse" button

Be Like Mike

In continuing my trend of writing about things days after everyone else has pretty much covered it, I’d like to wade in on the Mike Hosking thing.

by × August 20, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics

I hope the Young Nats paid for their license

I hope the Young Nats paid for their license

So the John Key + All Blacks love affair has been going on a while. This isn’t news.

by × August 19, 2015 × 1 comment

International

This is Raro: and how I learnt to not be an imperialist

This is Raro: and how I learnt to not be an imperialist

Last week I spent five nights in Rarotonga. It was my first time having an “island” holiday. The closest I’d come was a week in Phuket. It was not what I expected.

by × August 2, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

It's the amazing Labour party and their poll dance!

Farrar vs polls vs spin

In a Kiwiblog post that seems to have been written by David mashing his fists against the keyboard, Farrar argues that Labour’s “week of headlines on blaming the Chinese for Auckland house prices has come to nought” (source).

by × July 21, 2015 × 2 comments

Feminism, General

This is truly the most OK age there has ever been

This is truly the most OK age there has ever been

We live in a world of hyperbole. We live in a country that suffers from an est-est complex and now this seems to be spreading.

by × July 19, 2015 × 1 comment

News, Politics

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

On Saturday morning I was rung by a friend who is a huge political nerd. He is also right wing. He was excited.

by × July 14, 2015 × 7 comments

Reviews

Sleeping Beauty on Ice: Sleeping Dave in the crowd

Sleeping Beauty on Ice: Sleeping Dave in the crowd

When I was very young, maybe 4 or 5, my parents took me to watch Torvill and Dean who came to New Zealand and did their ice skating thing at the Hutt Park Raceway

by × July 4, 2015 × 1 comment

International, Rights

This should have been a place of worship.

Letter to White America

Dear White America For better or for worse, your country is the leader of the Western world.

by × June 20, 2015 × 1 comment

General

Support the Cancer Society and maybe Matthew Hooton dies

Support the Cancer Society and maybe Matthew Hooton dies

I pretty much disagree with the man on every political level imaginable, but he is also a friend. He’s planning on running in the London Marathon and raising money for the Cancer Society.

by × June 18, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

We fucking love National. And cheese.

It’s all so obvious when you think about it

  There are a group of people, we are told, that focus groups suggest, will not vote National.

by × June 10, 2015 × 4 comments