Reviews

Humour, Reviews

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

Humour, Reviews

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

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest review: Rose Matafeo in Finally Dead

Comedy Fest review: Rose Matafeo in Finally Dead

When we settle ourselves in for Rose’s show there’s an organist playing, it’s the soundtrack of just about every funeral you’ve ever been to and is a nice touch to what is an entertaining, funny, yet somewhat frustrating hour of comedy.

by × May 11, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood in Three night stand

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood in Three night stand

Jeremy Elwood is basically Mr New Zealand comedy at this point in his career. He is so polished, so professional that investing in his show is practically a sure thing, and Three Night Stand doesn’t disappoint.

by × May 6, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Laura Daniel in Pressure makes diamonds

Comedy fest review: Laura Daniel in Pressure makes diamonds

Laura Daniel is probably the most likable comic I’ve seen on stage in some time. It’s a personality characteristic that is often neglected by comics, but for Laura I’m pretty sure it’s natural and just down to a charismatic, charming and funny persona.

by × May 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Neel Kolhatkar in Neel before me

Comedy fest review: Neel Kolhatkar in Neel before me

“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.

by × May 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Lords of Strut in Chaos

Comedy fest review: Lords of Strut in Chaos

I cannot emphasise enough how the marketing for Lords of Strut does not capture what you will see.

by × May 4, 2016 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Marcel Lucont’s Whine List

Comedy fest review: Marcel Lucont’s Whine List

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.

by × May 3, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Arj Barker in Get in my head

Comedy Fest Review: Arj Barker in Get in my head

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.

by × May 2, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Eamonn Marra and Jonny Potts in All Day Breakfast

Comedy Fest Review: Eamonn Marra and Jonny Potts in All Day Breakfast

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. 

by × April 28, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews, Uncategorized

5 Things To Help Prepare You For “Tickled”

5 Things To Help Prepare You For “Tickled”

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.

by × April 11, 2016 × 0 comments

Reviews

Jonny always does awesome promo shots. Except for one.

Review: Jonny Potts in Loose

Last year I reviewed Jonny Potts’ NZ Comedy Fest show: The Delusionaries.

by × August 21, 2015 × 0 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

Feminism, Reviews

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

I didn’t even want to see Mad Max: Fury Road.  I don’t do action movies. 

by × June 12, 2015 × 2 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.

by × June 7, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival review: War of Lies

Documentary Edge Festival review: War of Lies

The Iraq war started twelve years ago, briefly after the invasion of Afghanistan following the attacks on New York City in 2001.

by × May 25, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival review: The Forecaster

Documentary Edge Festival review: The Forecaster

What a frustrating watch! This should have been a documentary that I enjoyed immensely.

by × May 23, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival: Some reviews

Documentary Edge Festival: Some reviews

Tim Batt went to a screening at the Documentary Edge Festival, the screening he sat in featured all three of the following:

by × May 22, 2015 × 0 comments