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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.

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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

Reviews

Theatre review: Success

Theatre review: Success

I think it’s important to make two disclaimers before I go any further with this review.

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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 × May 23, 2015 × 2 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.

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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 × 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. 

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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 × May 5, 2015 × 0 comments

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.

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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.

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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.

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Politics

Politics makes me sick, again and again

Politics makes me sick, again and again

We’re doomed. Doomed to repeat the same bullshit over and over again.

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Rights

Bourbon Street, not that classy

Regarding “call-out culture” in the real world

A month or so ago, the brilliant Morgue wrote a wonderful piece about online call out culture. I’d like to take a look at something similar but not the same. Real-world call-outs.

by × April 20, 2015 × 7 comments

Reviews

Ricky Martin: He Banged

Ricky Martin: He Banged

As well as going to watch Singin’ in the Rain, this weekend also saw me and Kim going to watch Ricky Martin at the TSB Arena. Big weekend.

by × April 20, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Singin’ in the rain

Singin’ in the rain

I was invited to review Singin’ in the Rain and despite my lack of musical theatre knowledge I thought it would be a good chance to get the reviewing muscles warmed up in advance of the Comedy Festival.

by × April 19, 2015 × 3 comments