New Zealand International Comedy Festival – reviews and news

This week sees the start of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in Wellington and Auckland. There’s a nice glossy programme that’s been out for a few months or you can check the website to decide what to see.

I’ve seen two shows so far. On Monday night I saw the excellent Boy with Tape on His Face. It was pure joy and I recommend it highly. I saw it with Robbie Ellis who reviewed it for Theatreview here.

Last night I attended the world premiere of Hot Pink Teeth ‘n’ Tits. My full review is here on Theatreview. I really enjoyed this show – it’s smart, fun and funny.

In amongst all this excitement, I’m also in the throes of getting ready for two of three of the Wellington Improv Troupe’s offerings in Comedy Festival. Next Tuesday, CSI: Wainui – Forensic Improv Comedy opens at BATS Theatre. And this Sunday I’m in the first semi-final of All Star Micetro

THE forensic improv comedy show to see this Comedy Festival

There’s heaps of talent in town for the festival – it’s a great chance to get out and see something and there really is something for everyone. The first week is traditionally slow in terms of audiences as everyone clicks that it’s actually happening so all the more reason to head out and check something out.

If you don’t really know what you might like to see, head down to the Comedy Booth at Midland Park, 157 Lambton Quay for 2-4-1 tickets. It’s open from 12-2pm & 5-6pm today and probably other days too. Follow @NZComedyFest on Twitter for news and updates.

Happy festival-ing!


About maximumbrooks

Christine is currently based in Wellington, New Zealand. She improvises regularly at venues around town and dabbles in other things that interest her. She likes mango sorbet, monkeys and, apparently, throwing caution to the wind.
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