August 18, 2019


To be sick is to be mentally or physically unwell. It can also be a feeling of nausea, or longing for someone or something. Alex MacDonald’s […]
August 13, 2019

Dank Comedy Show @ Basement Theatre

The very title of the Dank Comedy Show made it clear what its inaugural performance would bring. The title was off putting, given that the word […]
July 29, 2019

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

Q Theatre’s Loft hosted Two Hearts, Laura Daniels and Joseph Moore’s musical comedy duo, last week for a limited run (two shows) as a fundraiser for […]
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 […]