Steve Hughes – Big Issues – Review


Steve Hughes is back at the NZ International Comedy Festival for his show ‘Big Issues’ which he will perform in both Auckland and Wellington.

If you missed him last year don’t make the same mistake twice as you will rarely see a comedian as edgy, clever, blunt and hilariously funny as this one.

This self-exiled Aussie now resides in the UK. His disillusionment with his homeland makes for some brilliant observational comedy, as well as insightful social commentary.

The ‘Big Issues’ are all around us and Hughes isn’t afraid to talk about them. No topic is taboo in this show, which makes it a wonderfully adult affair where permission is granted to just laugh at life.

looking at the world with Steve Hughes highlights, the now obvious,  hypocrisies and injustices that blight our existence. This all sounds very heavy, and I guess it is, but yet it’s a consistently hilarious hour. Cancer, drugs, war, capitalism and questionable government ‘research’ all feature in this anarchic hour.

His opinions and discussions are perfectly delivered and there’s no room for offence. A commander of the stage and of the words spoken on it. A provocative and thought provoking show, but most importantly it’s immensely funny.

Drugs, sex and shower caps, but not necessarily in that order.

Have a listen to Steve Hughes on our KUWNZ Comedy Podcast.


Steve Hughes – Big Issues is at the Loft @ Q, Auckland Sat 4, Wed 8 – Sat 11 May, 10pm and San Francisco Bathhouse Mon 13 – Sat 18 May, 8.30pm.