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May 27, 2019

The Improv Bandits

Before I arrived at the show, I’d only seen one other improv comedy show previously. However with improv comedy, no matter how many shows you attend, […]
May 27, 2019

James Roque – Boy Mestizo

Most comedians can’t make the horrifying colonial history of the Philippines funny, but James Roque isn’t like most comedians. Roque lights up the stage with his […]
May 21, 2019

Myth and Legend – Eli Matthewson

Ten years ago, Eli Matthewson finished a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and now he’s finally getting to use it. Performed at the Basement Theatre as […]
May 21, 2019

Up/Down – Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer makes his return to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival with his show Up/Down after a three-year hiatus.  Adding a mental health dialogue in […]
May 21, 2019

Snort with Friends

I’ll be honest. I didn’t expect to enjoy Snort with Friends anywhere near as much as I did. I haven’t been to many comedy shows, but […]
May 21, 2019

James Acaster – Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

Headlining this year’s Comedy Festival, wonderfully weird comedian James Acaster returns to the country he loves. This time he swears. Known for his whimsical tales, sticky […]
May 21, 2019

The Big Show 2019

The Big Show is one of the largest draws for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival – given how each and every seat was filled, this […]
May 21, 2019

Chris Parker – Iconique

Chris Parker is unapologetically camp to! the! max! in his latest show. The show revolving around wanting to be an iconic figure as he completely embraces […]
May 15, 2019

White Man Behind a Desk: A Party for the End of the World

Robbie Nicol’s White Man Behind a Desk is a concept that has consistently kept the ball rolling from its inception – a Kiwi-style topical content aggregator, […]