Auckland Scene gets funny + Deleted Scene! [by James Wenley]
If you already haven’t already, fans of Auckland theatre should definitely check out TVNZ’s new online comedy Auckland Daze, about four wannabes “chasing fame in Auckland’s ridiculously small entertainment industry”.
The brainchild of actor/director Kiel McNaughton, local theatre actors amongst its cast include Natalie Medlock, Jacqui Nauman (of Outfit Theatre Company), and Faye Smythe. Our recent interviewee Jennifer Ward-Lealand told us she’s been having a ball in her cougarish role of Wanda the Real Estate Agent. “It’s a gorgeous cast, and outrageous, and I haven’t seen anything else like it.”
On the show, the main cast play very lose and exagerated versions of themselves. Fasitua Amosa wants to become a stand-up comedian -- on the show his routines are terrible, in real-life, as his show during the recent Basement-fest proved, he’s actually really kick-ass.
We’ve been contacted to promote the show, and very happy to too. Its a nice concept -- episodes are shot each weekend, and viewers can get a say on the content through their Facebook page. Not to mention, its very funny, and good to see local actors bringing the laughs.
As a sweetener, here’s a Deleted Scene from the most recent episode of Auckland Daze, where ‘Glenjamin’ plays Ninja Golf:
New episodes are up every Thursday. Check it out here.