From wallflower to stage star
From wallflower to stage star

Natasha Hoyland used to be a homebody. Now she is forging a career as a stand-up comedian, a path she credits to YWCA's…

Mel Parsons joins forces with doggy duo
Mel Parsons joins forces with doggy duo

Mel Parsons is going on tour with the women behind hit comedy show The Bitches' Box.

The Island heads to Scottish festival
The Island heads to Scottish festival

When Sieni Leo'o Olo saw Massive Company perform for the first-time, she returned to drama classes at Aorere College and…

Did you hear the one about doing comedy for the first time?
Did you hear the one about doing comedy for the first time?

Away from bright lights and big crowds, Joanna Mathers asks why lesser-known mortals would want to stand up and tell jokes…

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Did you hear the one about doing comedy for the first time?
Did you hear the one about doing comedy for the first time?

'I'm ancient, I'm not a -lesbian, I don't use -Tinder and I don't swear," says Janet McLarin. "I'm -pretty…

Kiwi comic strips naked to celebrate festival win

The best shows at this year's Comedy Festival were honoured at Last Laughs, with one Kiwi comedian stripping off to celebrate…

My holiday: Stephen K. Amos

Get off the beaten track and keep an emergency credit card safely hidden.

Comedian's son following in his dad's funny footsteps

Comedian Paul Ego has passed on the gift of the gab to his boy Gabe. Father and son talk to Dionne Christian

Must see Comedy Festival acts
Must see Comedy Festival acts

Here are five new comedy festival acts you should be intrigued by.

My Holiday: Cian Kinsella

We ended up at a hotel that had its glory days in the 70s, it was huge with practically no guests in it.

Artists strive to take Basement to the top

Last year, it staged 111 shows - 62 in its regular programme, 23 in the Fringe, 26 in the NZ Comedy Festival and more than…

My Holiday: Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

I entered an underground fight club on Phi Phi Island in Thailand a couple years ago. They put me up against an actual K1…

Review: Noel Fielding's technicoloured dreamland

Noel Fielding took to the stage and embraced the bare accoutrements of traditional stand-up comedy, writes Karl Puschmann…

Comedy review: Wash Your Mouth Out
Comedy review: Wash Your Mouth Out

I have never been a big fan of comedians who resort to crude, shock humour, riddled with curse words…

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