Michele Hewitson interview: Rose Matafeo
Michele Hewitson interview: Rose Matafeo

Rose Matafeo reveals what part of her Jono & Ben billboard is photoshopped, and explains why she is staging her own funeral…

Tackling rape culture with comedy
Tackling rape culture with comedy

Rape may not be a joke, but comedian Adrienne Truscott pokes fun at the absurd issues around the subject - even stripping…

Noel Fielding brings the Boosh to NZ
Noel Fielding brings the Boosh to NZ

It might be years since the end of The Mighty Boosh, but the local following that Noel Fielding earned from the surreal…

Naked Magicians make their clothes disappear
Naked Magicians make their clothes disappear

Is this the cheekiest act of the Comedy Festival? One-half of Aussie duo The Naked Magicians tells us about their accidental…

Comedy Festival

Twelve Questions: Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Twelve Questions: Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

He was a loudmouth vampire in What We Do in the Shadows, but comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer prefers dry…

The laugh lineup unveiled

The line-up for the 2015 Comedy Festival is out today with a programme featuring everyone from returning international and…

Comedy festival award winners

Guy Montgomery has won the Billy T Award for aspiring stand-ups at the close of this year's New Zealand International Comedy…

NZ Comedy Festival: Trygve Wakenshaw

Trygve Wakenshaw is from Auckland via performing and studying stints in Paris, London and Oslo.

NZ Comedy festival: Jarred Fell
NZ Comedy festival: Jarred Fell

Where have we seen you before?: TV3 Comedy Gala or the Classic Comedy Bar in Auckland.

NZ Comedy Festival: Jamie Bowen

Where have we seen you before? Either rummaging through a dumpster out the back of your favourite Chinese restaurant or…

NZ Comedy Festival: Penny Ashton

Where have we seen you before? I was a gynaecologist on Shortland St, a street comedienne in Power Rangers and a gossip…

NZ Comedy Festival: Wade Jackson

We have been performing together for 17 years plus three times at the New Zealand Comedy Gala.

NZ Comedy Festival: Lori Dungey

I was Mrs Bracegirdle in Lord of the Rings.

Amazeballs Ego hits the road
Amazeballs Ego hits the road

Interviewing comedians is a perplexing task. They are funnier, smarter, faster and occasionally better-looking…

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