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Humour, Reviews

Comedy Festival Review: Red Bastard

Comedy Festival Review: Red Bastard

Whew. This is going to be tricky. And possibly a bit of a wanky review. So for that I apologise.

by × May 12, 2016 × 0 comments

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: 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 × 0 comments

Humour, International

Comedy fest review: Beth Vyse in Funny as Cancer

Comedy fest review: Beth Vyse in Funny as Cancer

Write what you know. That’s what they tell you when you start doing comedy. Beth Vyse got breast cancer, so she’s written about that. And it’s funny as hell.

by × May 4, 2016 × 0 comments

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

Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Oh hi! It’s me, constant improvisor and international feminist killjoy Jennifer O’Sullivan, here to guide you in your navigation of the always-dude-heavy comedy festival programme and to remind you that yes, women are diligently doing their thing and carving out their place in the comedy world.*

by × April 28, 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

Comedy fest review: Ben Target in Discover Ben Target

Comedy fest review: Ben Target in Discover Ben Target

24 hours. That’s how long the record stood for hardest review I’d had to write for a Comedy Festival show.

by × May 8, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

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.

by × May 7, 2015 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Eastend Cabaret in Perverts

Comedy Fest Review: Eastend Cabaret in Perverts

Eastend Cabaret is the type of show that isn’t for everyone. It’s for most people. But not for everyone. 

by × May 6, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Sanjay Parbhu in Because I said I would

Comedy fest review: Sanjay Parbhu in Because I said I would

  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.

by × May 1, 2015 × 3 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Alice Brine & Daniel John Smith in How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Comedy fest review: Alice Brine & Daniel John Smith in How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

  This show boasts two of the best up and comers on the Wellington comedy circuit.

by × May 1, 2015 × 3 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in Faith

Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in Faith

I don’t laugh at stand-up comedy a whole lot any more. I have performed it a bit. I’ve seen it an awful lot more. I’ve watched it on TV. I’ve reviewed it.

by × April 30, 2015 × 0 comments