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Humour, Reviews

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

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Humour, Reviews

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.

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Reviews

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

Humour, Reviews

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.

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Humour, Reviews

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

Humour, Reviews

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.

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Humour, Reviews

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

Humour, Reviews

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

Humour, Reviews

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

Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 16: Which way is the castle?

Peak peak Rumination 16: Which way is the castle?

The #TwinPeaksRewatch schedule is at the bottom of the post! You can catch up, but it’d take a bit of serious binge watching… This week’s piece by Dave Chapman brings us to episodes 27 and 28 – almost at the end now!

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Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 15: Verses of the same song

Peak peak Rumination 15: Verses of the same song

The #TwinPeaksRewatch schedule is at the bottom of the post! You can catch up, but it’d take a bit of serious binge watching… This week we hit episodes 25 and 26.

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Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 14: It’s a pretty simple town

Peak peak Rumination 14: It’s a pretty simple town

It’s not too late to catch up with the #TwinPeaksRewatch! Check the schedule at the bottom of this post! This week the #TwinPeaksRewatch is up to episodes 23 and 24.

by × April 17, 2017 × 0 comments

Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 13: And the hippie too

Peak peak Rumination 13: And the hippie too

It’s not too late to catch up with the #TwinPeaksRewatch! Check the schedule at the bottom of this post! This week the #TwinPeaksRewatch is up to episodes 21 and 22.

by × April 14, 2017 × 0 comments

Reviews

Cosmic Shambles: A review

Cosmic Shambles: A review

Imagine you wanted to somehow ensnare me, specifically, in an elaborate trap, but you needed a sure-fire way of luring me into triggering it.

by × April 10, 2017 × 0 comments

Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 12: Halfway through living it

Peak peak Rumination 12: Halfway through living it

It’s not too late to catch up with the #TwinPeaksRewatch! Check the schedule at the bottom of this post! This week our the #TwinPeaksRewatch is up to episodes 19 and 20, and as conspiracies deepen, who better to write about these episodes than the mysterious Matthew Dentith! Illustration by Grant Buist (@fitz_bunny), check out his strip Jitterati. You’ll also find below the details of the original NZ screening of these episodes, courtesy Paul Scoones.

by × April 4, 2017 × 0 comments

Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 11: Blessed with certain gifts

Peak peak Rumination 11: Blessed with certain gifts

It’s not too late to catch up with the #TwinPeaksRewatch! Check the schedule at the bottom of this post! This week our the #TwinPeaksRewatch is up to episodes 17 and 18 but instead of diving into them, this entry by Amanda Lyons is delving into some unfinished business: the aftermath of the climactic events that have just unfolded. Illustration by Grant Buist (@fitz_bunny), check out his strip Jitterati. You’ll also find below the details of the original NZ screening of these episodes, courtesy Paul Scoones.

by × March 28, 2017 × 1 comment

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting III: Not great news

What to expect when you’re not expecting III: Not great news

So you might have read my piece, and/or Kim’s piece about our adventures through infertility. It’s been a hard road. And we had just started the next chapter which was a cycle of IVF.

by × March 23, 2017 × 3 comments

Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 10: That gum you like

Peak peak Rumination 10: That gum you like

It’s not too late to catch up with the #TwinPeaksRewatch! Check the schedule at the bottom of this post! This week’s entry on episodes 15 and 16 is written by Paul Scoones (@paul_scoones), who is also behind the original screening info we’ve been including in every post – so you can see that down below as well. Thanks Paul! Illustration by Grant Buist (@fitz_bunny), check out his strip Jitterati.

by × March 21, 2017 × 0 comments