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 unique in comedy…

Kiwi comic strips naked to celebrate festival win
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
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'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

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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
Review: Noel Fielding's technicoloured dreamland

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

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 that would make a sailor…

From meth to mirth: How one man broke bad

Miles Allen was a struggling actor in LA when his Breaking Bad impressions went viral, making him one of the hottest tickets…

Funnyman takes over from frontman

Colin Hay, the singer of Men At Work classics like 'Down Under', returns to Auckland as part of this year's comedy festival…

Live review: Marathon gala becomes 'comedy as punishment'

21 comics over three-and-a-half hours became 'comedy as punishment' at last night's Comedy Gala.

Cracking up the kids
Cracking up the kids

With the New Zealand International Comedy Festival just around the corner, Sarah Ell caught up with…

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