Vonderful Vellington Vampires

Yes, this is a write up on the premiere of Taika Waititi & Jermaine Clement’s new film What We Do In The Shadows. Yes, this post is well after the actual Wellington premiere BUT it’s not like there hasn’t been A LOT of coverage of the film. Wellington, and the rest of the country, has been […]

Is Utopia within arms reach?!

According to the International Comedy Festival 2014 Utopia can be found at Kitty O’Shea’s, on Courtenay Place, from 8:30pm for the next two nights. According to Adam Wright, the comedian putting on the show, Utopia can be found by following his 10 simple answers to the world’s biggest problems. In a show that covers everything […]

Fringe Festival 2014 – Brooks & Brown in Literally Anything

We sent along intrepid theatre goer and Yarn Celebrity  Tash Barneveld to check out a new Fringe Show by Brooks & Brown. He’s what she thought.   ‘Brooks & Brown are a brand new transTasman duo who have no idea what their show is going to be about.’ Christine Brooks and Rik Brown have worked together only […]

The New Zealand Fringe Festival

The New Zealand Fringe Festival has been going for a week and it’s got just over two more weeks to run. Sadly, I’ve only made it to two shows so far (because moving house) a pathetic effort really, because there are HEAPS. Cabaret, circus, comedy, dance, music, theatre, visual art – there are a lot of […]

‘Nothing to be Done’ but laugh

Comedian Luwita Hana Randhawa does look a little serious below. She looks like someone who probably doesn’t take a lot of nonsense. Someone who would handle a heckler with a dry, sassy quip that would leave everyone wishing they’d thought of such a line, because everyone has those “If only I’d said that” moments. I […]

Domestic violence isn’t funny. Hopefully these comedians are

Last week, we gave away a pass t0 Raybon Kan’s comedy show as a favour to a friend. On hearing about what his show contained, I am so very sorry we did. Jokes about Chris Brown beating his girlfriend? Not okay.  Here are some handy New Zealand statistics from Women’s Refuge One in three women […]

Win tickets to Raybon Without a Cause

[pullquote]Why did Kingston kill Bernie? Because he tried to mount Victoria [/pullquote] Everyone likes jokes, right? And everyone likes something for free. So would you like to win a double pass to the opening of Raybon Kan‘s comedy show on May 7? Fresh from recording his first live stand-up DVD, Raybon Kan returns to the […]

The best of Raybon Kan

The comedy fest is on right now! And we haven’t gotten around to organising ourselves to get along to things, because day jobs are really busy right now. Sorry! So instead, we’ll go with things that are easily presented to us. Comedy is a hard game,  so if you can manage to make a living […]

Review: Serial Killers

The Gryphon’s production of Serial Killers is a period piece set in the days when instead of saying “YouTube” we said “network television,” and instead of bemoaning “reality TV” and its effects on the unwashed-at-large, we bemoaned “soap operas” and their see above. One assumes it’s intended as evergreen commentary upon the early 2000s when […]

NZ Fringe Festival 2012 into week two

The New Zealand Fringe Festival presents emerging artists in a festival of weird and wonderful performances around Wellington. The shows are are reasonably priced (or free) and are held in venues all over the city. The programme is full of shows, conveniently divided in the programme into genres –  Comedy, Dance, Music, Theatre, or Visual […]