Post Tagged with: "Comedy Festival"

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

Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

By Jennifer O’Sullivan Merry Christmas – it’s Comedy Festival time!

by × April 29, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest review: Jamie Bowen in Heart goes Boom

Comedy Fest review: Jamie Bowen in Heart goes Boom

First off, this picture does not do Jamie’s beard justice. That is one hell of a beard.

by × May 16, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood in Jeremy Elwood LIVE

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood in Jeremy Elwood LIVE

Well of course he’s live. If he wasn’t live. He’d be dead.

by × May 16, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest review: Ben Crellin in …err…Benjamin Crellin

Comedy Fest review: Ben Crellin in …err…Benjamin Crellin

Ben Crellin is a confrontational comic. He’s possibly not the sort of comedian you’d bring your grandparents to.

by × May 15, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest review: Tom Wrigglesworth in Utterly At Odds With The Universe

Comedy Fest review: Tom Wrigglesworth in Utterly At Odds With The Universe

So Tom Wrigglesworth was here a few years ago (2010 in fact, damn time marches on) and he constructed an entire one hour show based on a short story of a thing that happened to him on a train.

by × May 13, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest review: Brendon Green in Some More Mr Nice Guy

Comedy Fest review: Brendon Green in Some More Mr Nice Guy

I’m noticing a trend in festival shows this year. We’re not getting the big introductions where we’re asked to go “crazy and wild” for the comic. Instead the comedian is just sort of there.

by × May 11, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Jonny Potts in the Delusionaries

Comedy fest review: Jonny Potts in the Delusionaries

Jonny is a guy with a bit of a cult following around Wellington. He looks like a throwback to the 1990s with his semi-grungy motif but he’s a funny fucker.

by × May 10, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Jamaine Ross in Jamaine Says Funny Things

Comedy fest review: Jamaine Ross in Jamaine Says Funny Things

I walk down the stairs into the Cavern Club to see Jamaine Ross’s show and he immediately greets me with a friendly handshake, a warm smile and a jovial ‘hello’.

by × May 10, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Rights

Comedy fest review: Hairy Soul Man

Comedy fest review: Hairy Soul Man

Kai Smythe, a Melbourne-based musician, comedian and performer is Hairy Soul Man, a peacock of a performer full of swagger and confidence.

by × May 10, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Urzila Carlson in Poise Control

Comedy fest review: Urzila Carlson in Poise Control

I turn up to San Fran to see Urzila Carlson about two minutes before the show starts, and the venue is packed.

by × May 9, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour

How not to write a comedy show

How not to write a comedy show

Every year it’s the same thing, more or less. We reach the end of May; the comedy festival is done and dusted. Exhausted, I swear I’ll never go through THAT again

by × May 9, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Markus Birdman in Happily Ever After

Comedy fest review: Markus Birdman in Happily Ever After

First off, Markus came out to Tender by Blur. Which is one of my favourite songs of all time. So he started off very well.

by × May 8, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Reginald D. Hunter (trigger warnings)

Comedy fest review: Reginald D. Hunter (trigger warnings)

So. Rape huh? Rape’n’niggers. That’s a bold statement to make isn’t it? Especially because I’m a white male. So really I’m the worst person to be making those statements.

by × May 8, 2014 × 7 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Brendhan Lovegrove 20 Years

Comedy fest review: Brendhan Lovegrove 20 Years

In 2006, I was nominated as New Zealand’s most offensive comedian. At the time I wore it as a badge of honour. I realise now that what I thought was “edgy” and “funny” was actually just “offensive”.

by × May 7, 2014 × 2 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Guy Montgomery in a Succinct and Concise Summary of How He Feels About Certain Things

Comedy fest review: Guy Montgomery in a Succinct and Concise Summary of How He Feels About Certain Things

So I’d never heard of Guy Montgomery. Apparently he was a host on U-late. I don’t even know what U-late is. He’s also on Cadbury Dream Factory. Again that’s not something I’m familiar with.

by × May 1, 2014 × 2 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Tim Batt in Tim Batt saves Planet Earth

Comedy fest review: Tim Batt in Tim Batt saves Planet Earth

I have always had a soft spot for Tim Batt’s comedy. Early on in his career he was compared to me and this made him really upset so he quit comedy for a while.

by × April 30, 2014 × 3 comments