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Comedy fest review: Seven Deadly Stunts

Comedy fest review: Seven Deadly Stunts

Ah comedy fest. This year it’s started earlier than normal. In fact my first show was before the Comedy Fest has even started at all. I saw Seven Deadly Stunts last night at Circa 2 and had a ball.

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Review: At the Wake by Victor Rodger

Review: At the Wake by Victor Rodger

At the Wake by Victor Rodger, starring Lisa Harrow Circa Theatre Opening night 6:30pm, 21 March 2018

by × March 23, 2018 × 0 comments

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Review: Joan – A play by Tom Scott “about a wonderful mum by an ungrateful son”.  

Review: Joan – A play by Tom Scott “about a wonderful mum by an ungrateful son”.  

As a first time reviewer I was both excited, and slightly nervous when I left work on Tuesday evening heading for Circa to see Joan, by Tom Scott. I wanted very much to like what I was about to review (does anyone go to the theatre not hoping to enjoy themselves?). 

by × January 26, 2018 × 0 comments

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Comedy review: Louise Beuvink in Ladylike: a modern guide to etiquette

Comedy review: Louise Beuvink in Ladylike: a modern guide to etiquette

Whenever I write reviews of comedy shows I don’t feel it’s important to mention that someone is a female comedian (if they are); I guess that’s because I don’t feel it’s important to mention that the 75% of comedians I see are male

by × December 6, 2017 × 0 comments

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Wellington on a Plate Preview: Gate to Plate

Wellington on a Plate Preview: Gate to Plate

We are pairing up with Wellington food icons, Wellingnoms, so you can get all the best images from their Instagram account and all the best words from here. Exciting times. 

by × July 31, 2017 × 0 comments

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Peak peak Rumination 19: It’s gonna happen again

Peak peak Rumination 19: It’s gonna happen again

Let’s begin with an index. Peak peak Ruminations, in order:

by × May 18, 2017 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

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.

by × May 18, 2017 × 0 comments

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Peak peak Rumination 18: We live inside a dream

Peak peak Rumination 18: We live inside a dream

This week’s piece on the film, Fire Walk With me: The Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer, brings to an end our journey through Twin Peaks as it was, just before it is changed forever by the launch of a new series. The essay is by Amanda Lyons, who previously wrote about the aftermath of the reveal of BOB’s true identity. It’s great and thought-provoking essay!

by × May 16, 2017 × 0 comments

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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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Peak peak Rumination 17: Wow, Bob, wow.

Peak peak Rumination 17: Wow, Bob, wow.

The #TwinPeaksRewatch schedule is at the bottom of the post with links to all these writeups as they happened! This week’s piece on the final episode of the series, episode 29, was written by Alasdair Sinclair and Morgan Davie (that’s me).

by × May 9, 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