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Wellington Raw Comedy Quest Final: the review

Wellington Raw Comedy Quest Final: the review

San Fran is packed and there’s a great buzz in the air – the Raw Comedy Quest final is here and almost everyone’s come to support or compete, making for a very friendly crowd.

by × April 26, 2014 × 3 comments

Humour

Wellington Raw Comedy Quest final: tonight

Wellington Raw Comedy Quest final: tonight

Tonight at the San Francisco Bath House in Wellington it’s the final of the Wellington Raw Comedy Quest.

by × April 24, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Politics

Blog commenters if their world was real

Facts are Sacred. Comment is (of variable quality)

Blogs were supposed to offer new hope for journalism. The days of the churnalists/repeaters/lamestream media were numbered, to be replaced by the purity and investigative depth of citizen-journalists. 

by × March 28, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour

What’s your name again?

What’s your name again?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;” -William Shakespeare

by × March 24, 2014 × 0 comments

Feminism, Humour

Funny birds and where to find them

Funny birds and where to find them

By Jennifer O’Sullivan As a woman who works in comedy, I am sad that there are not more of us. In fact, I’m sad that 90% of comedy performed this festival comes from one perspective

by × March 21, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour

Why the Jewish God was a dick and yet so much cooler

Why the Jewish God was a dick and yet so much cooler

I’m of Jewish heritage but I’m not a very good Jew. I eat bacon. Never had a bar mitzvah and I’ve got a foreskin. That’s a terrible way to begin a post, with a reference to my genitals.

by × March 21, 2014 × 3 comments

Humour

Watch your f*cking language

Watch your f*cking language

“Shitty bitch fuck, in Jesus’ name, amen.” – Anonymous

by × March 17, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism, Humour

Are women funny?

Are women funny?

By Michele A’Court. I have been making a living out of being funny for the past 21 years. Maybe a little longer if you count hosting “What Now” from 1987, a children’s programme heavy on the comedy sketches and witty banter.

by × March 3, 2014 × 11 comments

Humour

My Claim to Fame

My Claim to Fame

In an idle moment on twitter I asked people what their claims to fame were. The responses were fantastic so here’s the collection.

by × February 28, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour, International

Thinkpiece about Lorde

Thinkpiece about Lorde

By Jonny Potts Hi, I saw all the debate about Kiwi songstress Lorde, and I thought I’d wade in.

by × January 31, 2014 × 2 comments

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How soon is too soon?

How soon is too soon?

Comedy is tragedy plus time they say. Who is they? People. Don’t ask awkward questions.*

by × January 17, 2014 × 3 comments

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The Power of Parenting

The Power of Parenting

I’m the mother of a three year-old child. As each day passes, she grows more and more independent.

by × December 16, 2013 × 1 comment

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Why I Love The Internet

Why I Love The Internet

A magical thing happened the other night. The super hyped cliff hanger episode of Shortland Street aired with the obligatory disaster (fire this year!) and viewers were invited to visit shortlandstreetclues.co.nz to see clues on mystery main character who had perished.

by × December 13, 2013 × 0 comments

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Karl du Fresne’s Mysteries of Life: EXPLAINED!

Karl du Fresne’s Mysteries of Life: EXPLAINED!

By Jonny Potts Recently, fearless inquiring mind Karl du Fresne posed a series of stumpers in the pages of the Dom Post. These are the answers that eluded him.

by × December 9, 2013 × 2 comments

Humour, International

Bring it back: Interesting tourists

Bring it back: Interesting tourists

New Zealand’s tourist department used to attract all kinds of people to our shores.

by × December 2, 2013 × 0 comments

Humour

You won’t believe these top 8 things that aren’t as good as you think they are

You won’t believe these top 8 things that aren’t as good as you think they are

In pop culture, and normal culture, and counter culture there are things that are almost universally loved.

by × November 14, 2013 × 3 comments

Humour

Bring it back: Floralazzling

Bring it back: Floralazzling

Flowers are delightful. Wouldn’t you agree? They come in different kinds and colours or whatever. They’re splendid.

by × October 23, 2013 × 0 comments

General, Humour

You Don’t Know Me: Heather du Plessis-Allan – 	I will be a rock star yet

You Don’t Know Me: Heather du Plessis-Allan – I will be a rock star yet

We’ve invited a group of well known New Zealanders to submit pieces about subjects that they aren’t well known for.This will be an irregular series so check back often. This is the second such piece and it’s written by Seven Sharp and TVNZ reporter Heather du Plessis-Allan.

by × October 8, 2013 × 0 comments