Comedian

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown swimmer Liana Smith’s become a bit of a pro at tumble turns. Ironically, that’s not a skill she’ll be needing next week as she attempts the 40.3km Lake Taupo marathon swim, the first of three planned swims...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Shiver me timbers, he did it. Queenstowner Paddy Turnhout celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday night by spending 23 minutes in an ice bath, where the water ranged in temperature from just 3.9degC to 4.5degC. At the same time...
By PHILIP CHANDLER An accomplished Wakatipu-raised performer’s just waiting for Melbourne’s airport to reopen before taking on the biggest role of her life. Alexia Brinsley’s one of two females, along with 16 hot male dancers, selected for the Australian edition of Channing Tatum’s...
By MIRANDA COOK Stand-up comedian Jack Ansett makes a living taking “the piss” out of everyday life, but you might know him more famously from a 2017 KFC ad. Ansett says: "I played Background Nerd Four, and people used to know me...

Deep, dark dad tales

Comic Rhian Wood-Hill’s upcoming Queenstown gig ‘How I Met My Father’ is pretty self-explanatory. The 26-year-old Kiwi met his biological dad, an ex-Mongrel Mob Samoan, when he was 21. It was an accidental meeting that made him ponder his identity. His youth...
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement