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Comedy fest review: Rose Matafeo in Sassy Best Friend

Comedy fest review: Rose Matafeo in Sassy Best Friend

I said it in the tweet immediately following the show, and I’ll say it again, Rose Matafeo is a national treasure.

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Comedy fest review: Tessa Waters in Over Promises

Comedy fest review: Tessa Waters in Over Promises

What an utter fucking delight. Such a joyous wonderful, feel-good, bizarre funny show. This is a show I’ve been struggling to think of how to review. Because to reveal too much would be to spoil it.

by × May 12, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Tony Woods

Comedy fest review: Tony Woods

I was nervous about this show. I’d heard that Tony’s performance in the gala had gone to places that I’d probably not be a fan of and so I approached it with some trepidation. I left with a feeling of delight and joy.

by × May 12, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Gordon Southern in Long Story Short

Comedy fest review: Gordon Southern in Long Story Short

Gordon Southern is a polished, slick comic. His show, Long Story Short, is a rollicking hour of puns, raps, gags, stories, frenetic energy, sound and light and one of the most delightfully likeable comics I’ve seen.

by × May 12, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Joel Hansby & Josh Davies in Dorkward

Comedy fest review: Joel Hansby & Josh Davies in Dorkward

There’s awkward comedy where we cringe because of the awfulness. Think Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm or Ricky Gervais in his entire life

by × May 12, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in The Year of Magical Fucking

Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in The Year of Magical Fucking

Hell of a show title. In the annals of comedy fest titles that are memorable this is right up there.

by × May 11, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Dusty Rich and the Voices

Comedy fest review: Dusty Rich and the Voices

I had a wee bit of trepidation about seeing Dusty Rich. A friend of mine had seen him in First Laughs and thought that he hadn’t been great, and there’d been an undercurrent of homophobia which is not something I’m that keen on seeing in a show. Unless the punchline is the homophobic. However everything turned out great in the end.

by × May 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy Fest review: Savanna Calton & Sera Devcich in Unstoppable

Comedy Fest review: Savanna Calton & Sera Devcich in Unstoppable

Savanna Calton and Sera Devcich are two up and comers in the NZ Comedy scene and they both have a very bright future ahead of them if Unstoppable is anything to go by.

by × May 6, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Laser Kiwi

Comedy fest review: Laser Kiwi

Laser Kiwi is a show put on by Imogen Stone, and the Jarvie brothers – Degge and Zane. The trio take the approach of flinging out as many ideas as possible and seeing what hits. If you’ve ever played Smooth Moves on the Nintendo Wii, then it’s sort of like that. Only funnier.

by × May 6, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Guy Montgomery in Let’s all get in a room together

Comedy fest review: Guy Montgomery in Let’s all get in a room together

Guy Montgomery is one of those comics that if you tried to regale your colleagues with his best bits after seeing him, it wouldn’t work.

by × May 5, 2017 × 0 comments

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Comedy fest review: Paco Erhard in 5 Step Guide to being German

Comedy fest review: Paco Erhard in 5 Step Guide to being German

Some friends and I were discussing what we would expect to see from Paco Erhard’s show “5 Step Guide to being German”.

by × May 4, 2017 × 0 comments

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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

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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

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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

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Our Favourite New Podcast: “Boners of the Heart”

Our Favourite New Podcast: “Boners of the Heart”

Forget everything Mel Gibson taught you about What Women Want; this is where wisdom lies. Boners of the Heart is like listening in on a slumber party, but in a non-creepy way.

by × August 4, 2016 × 0 comments

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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

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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

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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