My big week: Brendhan Lovegrove

Seven days in the life of comic host Brendhan Lovegrove

Brendhan Lovegrove. Photo / Supplied
Brendhan Lovegrove. Photo / Supplied

Friday night drinks? Meet me at:

The Classic Comedy Bar, of course.

Where I'll be wearing my new:

"Now we have made the soccer World Cup, let's win the thing" T-shirt.

And this weekend I'm planning on:

Making my new material funnier than it was on Wednesday with two shows at the Classic.

But first I'll need to refuel at my favourite cafe:

I'm not sure what it's called but it's opposite the Shakespeare Tavern in Albert St. There's a lady who works behind the counter who's very pretty and always polite, although I suspect she's not interested.

Saturday evening. If my dreams came true there would be a gig by:

Comically it would be Mitch Hedberg. Musically it would be the Skeptics.

But if there's nothing else doing I'll probably just:

Hang outside Rhys Darby's new house wondering where my career went so wrong and his so right.

On my stereo/headphones right now is:

Jeff Buckley, mostly. But, if I have earphones on, in summer I'm probably listening to the cricket.

The books I can't put down are:

A self-help guide to personal change.

The TV show I take the phone off the hook for:

The Cult. The more I watch it, the more I want to join Destiny Church.

The movie I've been dying to see:

I live with a German and I love war films; so a movie where the Germans win in the end so he can chill out.

A non-cooking Monday night means takeaways from:

Murder Burger on PonsonbyRd.

Or a splash-out Wednesday night restaurant would be:

The all-hours yum cha at the bottom of Symonds St. The best in Auckland, by far.

* Brendhan Lovegrove hosts the Comedy Christmas Gala at Auckland's SkyCity Theatre on December 4 and 5. From December 9 he hits the road with six others taking in Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

- NZ Herald

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