Did I Believe You Should Look Around You?

At the Wellingtonista, we love us some live theatre and comedy. About the only things we love more are bars and hard liquor, so when a PR company offered us some vodka to give away as a promotion for a comedy show staged in a bar, how could we resist? As it turns out, quite […]

TAWA5 Best Live Performance

Wellington is a great going-out town with gigs galore on any given night. These are the events that stuck with audiences and totally made us blab all over Facebook about how awesome they were.

Flight of the Conchords live at Arovideo – Wednesday 13th February


This just in from those fine folk at Arovideo:

It is our pleasure (and absolute thrill) to announce that Arovideo will be playing host to the hottest act in New Zealand (and possibly the world) right now, “Flight of the Conchords”.

In support of the local release of their widely-acclaimed HBO TV show on DVD, Bret and Jemaine will be performing a short set live in store from 10am, Wednesday the 13th of February, at 97 Aro Street in Wellington.

Then from 10.30am until 12pm, they will be signing copies of the DVD, which will be available to buy on site at $39.95 for the 2-disc set.

Space limitations on the ground floor of our store mean this will be a very intimate, exclusive event indeed, and entry will be on a “first come, first served” basis. While we cannot guarantee you will gain entry for the performance itself, their should be ample opportunity to meet the guys, especially if you are armed with a copy of their fantastic DVD! There will be eftpos facilities available, though cash is recommended.

What more do you need to know people!

Flight of the Conchords: Bret dances when he’s angry

Footlooseso much to answer for

From the Archive: Gavin Soper, Cabin Steward and Ratepayer

With my usual excellent sense of timing I have decided to make my contribution to the Intenscity event some days after it has been dismantled but I hope Wellington history aficionados will appreciate it anyway.

This short video features Brian Sergent playing his well-loved character Gavin Soper (Air New Zealand Cabin Steward) for TV3’s Nightline in (I think) 1992 or 3. Gavin is celebrating the impending completion of the refurbished Te Aro Park, the cost of which was a source of some local controversy at the time. The other great contemporary issue he alludes to is the number of glue-sniffing street-kids predominating around the Te Aro area. Simultaneous with the beautification of Te Aro Park was the WCC scheme to house these “poor glue-addled kiddies” in a couple of converted shipping containers on waste ground south of the Basin Reserve.

Written by Brian Sergent; directed by Jonathan Brough; produced by Jonathan Brough, Gordon Harcourt and myself.

Flight of the Conchords – The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room

Okay, so there’s enough Flight of the Conchords material from their HBO series making its way onto Youtube now for us to resurrect FotC Wednesday, so, without further ado, here’s “The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room”…

(Lyrics after the break…)

Flight of the Conchords: HBO Premiere

A little late today, still recovering from last night’s bowling…

But worth the wait! The first episode of the Flight of the Conchords’ HBO show is now online for your viewing pleasure.

(Hat-tips to the various people who were kind enough to point this out to us. Tobin, Jessie, and someone else who’s name eludes me now.)

Flight of the Conchords: Albi the racist dragon

Wellington’s favourite comedy export aren’t here for the NZ International Comedy Festival (lots of good acts are though, click through for more info), so you’ll just have to make do with our weekly wednesday Flight of the Conchords clip…

“It’s better now.”

Flight of the Conchords: Something for the Ladies

Thankfully the boys’ HBO show seems to be coming along nicely, so we should have a new source of clips anytime soon.

In the meantime, here’s one for the ladies…


The comedy Festival hits town on Sunday
Yes just as we get those first blasts of winter and that lack of sun depression hits, people visit town with one purpose and one purpose alone: to make you Laugh.

The mighty Paramount Theater kicks off the Wellington Comedy Festival on Tuesday 8 May with the opening night extravaganza – First Laughs

If you can’t make a decision on who to see my pick is Late Laughs at the San Francisco Bathhouse every Friday and Saturday night. Nothing beats a mix of comics cutting loose late at night, alcohol and their competitive instincts kick to make for for a rather excellent evening.