Tag Archives: Comedy

Love and Being Female in Comedy with Rose Matafeo

Love and Being Female in Comedy with Rose Matafeo

Rising star Auckland-born Rose Matafeo recently won the prestigious Best Comedy Show Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, one of comedy’s biggest prizes, for her show Horndog. Matafeo, 26, talked to online news site…

Rhys Darby On What It Takes To Be Funny Everywhere

Rhys Darby On What It Takes To Be Funny Everywhere

“NZ actor-comedian Rhys Darby may have burst to fame in the United States playing Murray on Flight of the Conchords, but Darby has been honing his strange brand of comedy on multiple continents for…

The Best Day I Ever Had – JGeeks

The Best Day I Ever Had – JGeeks

Listen and relax to the tunes of the JGeeks’ ‘The Best I Ever Had’. JGeeks are an New Zealand performance Maori comedy music group and best known for their…

JGeeks Grand Final Performance

JGeeks Grand Final Performance

Watch the amazing JGeeks perform their final dance on New Zealand’s Got Talent and summon the all-powerful Taniwha. JGeeks are a Maori comedy music group best known for their…

The Female Punchline: Don’t Ask that Question

The Female Punchline: Don’t Ask that Question

A little bit of comedian Michele A’Court dies when she is asked this question: Are women funny? A’Court is asked this question so often that deep inside her, nestled somewhere near her heart, is…

Award-winning Silence

Award-winning Silence

New Zealand comedian Sam Wills, 34, who’s solo act The Boy with Tape on his Face has been filling the 700-seat Pleasance Grand theatre since the Edinburgh Fringe Festival started, as won…

This Way for a Laugh

This Way for a Laugh

Auckland-born Rhys Darby, 38, features in the Guardian’s ‘Portrait of an Artist’ series in which he talks about his best experience performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at which this year Darby staged This…

Shooting Vampires In NZ

Shooting Vampires In NZ

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi — whose 2010 film Boy was recently released in the United States — talks to Rotten Tomatoes about his five favourite films and his upcoming vampire movie plans with Flight of…

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Ahead of the “highly anticipated” sequel to Sione’s Wedding, actor Robbie Magasiva, 40, is in Sydney for a Q & A at the Liverpool Event Cinemas to promote Sione’s 2: Unfinished Business. The latest instalment is…

Getting Back to Basics

Getting Back to Basics

The Topp Twins, who are touring the UK in February, say the secret to their longevity and success is because of their strength and independence, and that because they are “old-fashioned” entertainers they appeal…

She can’t be serious

She can’t be serious

Auckland-born comedian and actress Stephanie Paul recently performed at Edinburgh’s The Stand Midweek Comedy Cabaret. Edinburgh Evening News reviewer Neil McEwan wrote that, Paul had “far slicker comedy stylings” than her predecessor of the…

Christmas in the UK

Christmas in the UK

Comedian Jarred Christmas is in the UK touring his show, Jarred Christmas Stands Up. Christmas reveals he cannot get enough of the UK’s comedy scene. “The crowds over here are so savvy when it…