Comedy Review
Posts

  • Best Food Comedy Gala – our picks for the fest

    The 2018 Best Foods Comedy Gala kicked open the doors to the NZ International Comedy Festival and showcased twenty comedic acts, plus a littlesomethin’ somethin’ from the fourthConchord and compère for the night Arj

    April 29, 2018 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 179

  • Arj Barker review

    Always a welcome addition to the NZ International Comedy Festival programme is American stand-up and former ‘Conchords’ star Arj Barker. I have nothing but admiration for this comic who is just so good at what he does

    May 1, 2016 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 869

  • Brendon Green review

    Who would have thought the crux of Brendon Green’s latest show would reveal the proper way to manage a Dyson Air blade hand dryer? For those who ‘think’ they know, your life is about to change. With six strings full of

    April 29, 2016 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 831

  • Alexis Dubus review

    Everyone loves a good swear, especially as they make us chuckle, so what better topic for a comedy show than expletives. Alexis Dubus’ A bl**dy brief history of swearing is a fun and surprisingly academic look at naughty

    April 24, 2016 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 623

  • Guy Williams You Can Sense the Desperation Review

    Unlike Guy’s description of The New Zealand Herald fighting TV3, two naked old men grappling one another into submission, You Can Sense the Desperation doesn’t aim to upstage the trove of other comedic gigs at the year’s

    April 28, 2015 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 1510

  • DeAnne Smith Get Into It Review

    It was giggles aplenty at DeAnne Smith’s opening night of her show Get Into It. Her one hour set kept a rolling momentum, bounced beautifully off a rather coy audience, and took us from the horrors of the bikini wax to

    April 28, 2015 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 1359

  • Kura Forrester Tiki Tour Review

    For me, most comedy is enjoyable as long as there’s no aspect of crowd involvement. By, crowd I mean me. That gut wrenching scenario of being picked out, the adult equivalent of coming in to the classroom and finding the chairs

    April 28, 2015 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 1420

  • The Big Show Review

    The very best of British comedy was on display last night at the opening evening of The Big Show. It was a chance to see four very well-established international acts in one evening with: Lloyd Langford, Nish Kumar, Andrew Watts

    April 28, 2015 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 1035

  • Tim Batt Explores The Human Experience Review

    Like a teenager hopped up on nose candy, Tim delivers an energetic performance complete with seething rants and wide eyed possum-like scatterishness in his new show The Human Experience. Much like the human experience that is

    April 27, 2015 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 1187

  • Carl Donnelly Review

    Carl Donnelly opened his 2015 stint at this years NZ International Comedy Festival with understated aplomb. He stormed the Gala on Friday night with a high energy performance, a contrast to what we see in the smaller, more

    April 26, 2015 • Comedy, Festival, What's On • Views: 1295