“Don’t let his internet celebrity deceive” says part of Neel’s promo material, and I have to confess I didn’t actually know who Neel was before I went and saw his show.
I cannot emphasise enough how the marketing for Lords of Strut does not capture what you will see.
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.
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.
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.
After a couple of years in the making and a successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Tickled is finally about to be shown in NZ theatres.
Last year I reviewed Jonny Potts’ NZ Comedy Fest show: The Delusionaries.
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
I didn’t even want to see Mad Max: Fury Road. I don’t do action movies.
I think it’s important to make two disclaimers before I go any further with this review.
The Iraq war started twelve years ago, briefly after the invasion of Afghanistan following the attacks on New York City in 2001.
What a frustrating watch! This should have been a documentary that I enjoyed immensely.
Tim Batt went to a screening at the Documentary Edge Festival, the screening he sat in featured all three of the following:
24 hours. That’s how long the record stood for hardest review I’d had to write for a Comedy Festival show.
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.
Eastend Cabaret is the type of show that isn’t for everyone. It’s for most people. But not for everyone.
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.
Sanjay Parbhu has been performing as a comedian for around 7 years, since graduating from the NZ comedy fest initiative “Class Comedians” while still in high school. This is his debut solo show.