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AuthorDominique Lecchi

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May 25, 2009

What a wonderful show. A Song for the Ugly Kids by Dan Musgrove and Natalie Medlock, directed by Barnaby Frederick, takes the form of various character comedy sketches weaving in and around a couple named Dan and Nat. Set at Nat and Dan’s kitchen table, they begin the show by introducing the audience to themselves […]

May 25, 2009

The Burn is a comedy show about dramas at Colin’s Rentals, a DVD store in Hell. Written by Nic Sampson and Joseph Moores, the play depicts the characters of Colin, the demon owner of the DVD shop (played by Julian Wilson), Marty (Joseph Moores) the employee from Otaki who has to hold down the fort, […]

May 11, 2009

Comedy Cure’s TJ McDonald, Jim Stanton, Cameron Murray and Sarah Harpur performed a unique and memorable show at BATS Theatre on Wednesday night. Word on the Street wove together a combination of sketches, stand-up, songs and film with the same quirky sense of humour. As someone who usually only sees stand-up comedy, I found it […]

May 4, 2009

Comedy trio The Comediettes, featuring Jim Stanton, Sarah Harpur and Emma Olsen debuted into the comedy scene at the Wellington and Dunedin Fringe Festivals this year. The women offer a bold new comedy experience, and with their unique humour and a background in performing arts, the response has been tremendously positive for this “next generation” […]

March 23, 2009

We all know you can’t be well-done before you become medium-rare, but before you become medium-rare? Well, then of course, you have to be Raw. Raw is a nationwide comedy search for the newest face of New Zealand comedy. It runs annually, with the final held as a New Zealand International Comedy Festival Show at […]

March 16, 2009

We are very lucky to have an abundance of north-westerly winds, pigeons, cafes and comedy talent in this city. This column will endeavour to deal with the latter. Wellington has a thriving comedy scene with many of the nationwide comedy greats having originated from Wellington itself with our unique brand of adventurous, fresh, energetic and […]

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