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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
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
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
NZ Comedy Festival: Wade Jackson

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

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NZ Comedy Festival: Lori Dungey
NZ Comedy Festival: Lori Dungey

I was Mrs Bracegirdle in Lord of the Rings.

Amazeballs Ego hits the road

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

Rose's Waiuku jibe offends

Comedian and TV presenter Rose Matafeo has apologised after scandalising the town of Waiuku by naming it her worst holiday…

Ditch the Olds: Junior Funny Bones

Kids don't need to be taught how to laugh (scientific fact, out this week) but if you want to help them hone their funny…

Comedy Festival: Jeff Achtem is clowning around
Comedy Festival: Jeff Achtem is clowning around

Think of Canada and shadow puppetry doesn't automatically come to mind. Which is a good thing as far…

MC steals the show at festival opening night

Clearly getting Jason Byrne to MC this year's comedy festival opener was either a) a stroke of genius or b) a very bad idea. That's…

Comics go to work on Kiwi quirks

Seven Englishmen, an Essex girl and a Northern Irishman walk into a casino. Actually, the joke among the Best of British…

The Diary: Let's hear it for the stage jester

You know Suzanne Paul as a TV personality, author, shopping channel demonstrator, entrepreneur, pop singer and reality show…

Who's game to marry Mr Clary?

It's been four years since Julian Clary last appeared Downunder, but we forgive the lord of mincing with the very wicked…

Comedian grooms his victims
Comedian grooms his victims

Being an occasionally lazy Irishman, Jason Byrne decided to get us, his audience, to name his show this…

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