Comedy

Renewing the cultural landscape

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Twenty-seven Wakatipu artists and performers have received RenewArt grants so their work can be displayed or performed at free community art celebrations here next month. In total, 20 visual artists and 21 performing arts groups have been given funding...

Comedy gold

He might reckon he's the world's most disorganised comedian, but that didn't seem to matter at last week's RAW Comedy Quest. Hugo Huntington, 25, claimed the top spot in the ueenstown leg of the national comp, earning him a spot...
He's an environmental boffin who discovered comedy by accident. Tim Muller tells Daisy Hudson how he's trying to boost Queenstown's comedy scene Environmental scientist by day, comedian by night – and, according to the man himself, his pancake-making ability means...

Comedic counsellors

A comedy duo performing in Queenstown tomorrow might be able to solve all your problems. Then again, maybe not: “We’ve got all the answers and no qualifications,” Nick Rado says. He’s joined on stage by Raybon Kan. They begin their show by...
Kiwi comic Guy Williams’ intro to stand-up was awkward. A uni mate he fancied asked him to a comedy gig. He thought it was a date — it wasn’t. “It was a whole bunch of people getting together but I didn’t know...

Studies of a comedian

The first time Urzila Carlson did stand-up she felt like she was under water getting stared at by sharks. It was intense — particularly as she’d been bulldozed into it by persistent work colleagues. The comedian, who is originally from South...
Laughs and Shanghai sophistication are lined up for this year's Queenstown Winter Festival. Comedy Night, on June 22, has drawn the big guns back, with comedic festival veterans Paul Ego, Jeremy Corbett, Dai Henwood and Justine Smith all confirmed. Mountain Scene can...
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